If you’re one of our many fabulous readers in a country that hasn’t yet seen the Apple iPhone 4 launch, you’ll be happy to know that the next wave may hit retail stores July 28, according to multiple reports.
Multiple tweets from Spanish mobile operator Movistar said the device should be available July 28 but there are no guarantees. The device was launched in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan and Germany on June 24 and it is expected to hit other countries in “late July.” The tweets would seem to line up well with what Apple has said before.
One thing is certain, the Apple iPhone 4 will probably be met with strong demand when it’s available. We saw that there were huge lines around the world when Apple first launched the next iPhone and I would expect that to continue when it hits new markets.
You have to wonder how the company will be able to keep up with the international demand for the Apple iPhone 4. We’ve already heard from analysts that it is struggling to build enough units due to the high prices of the Retina Display. The international demand should only exacerbate that issue.
Maybe I’m making too many assumptions about the international demand for the Apple iPhone 4. A quick search of eBay shows that the latest handset can be had at the high end for about $900. While that’s a lot more than the $199 the Apple iPhone 4 costs with a new AT&T contract, we’ve seen international demand drive up the price for Apple products even higher.
Back when the Apple iPad was only available in the United States, the “magical” tablets was going for $5,000 on the site and people were actually paying for it. Many of the super expensive iPad units sold on eBay in those early days were sent to markets where it wasn’t currently available.