Today, iPhone X has been launched in 13 more countries. These are Albania, Bosnia, Cambodia, Kosovo, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey.
The availability is expanded in these countries by authorized third-party resellers and carriers. The only exceptions are Macau and Turkey. In Macau, there is an Apple store in Galaxy Macau. As for Turkey, Apple has its own retail-based at Akasya Acıbadem and Zorlu Center. On Thursday, the smartphone was made available in Israel for the first time.
The iPhone X can be bought via regional online Apple stores in Malaysia (from RM 5,149), South Korea (from ₩1,420,000), Thailand (from ฿40,500), and Turkey (from 6.099 TL). In these countries, Apple currently has an online shipping estimate of one to three business days.
In the last two days, the shipping of the phone estimates went up to about 1-2 weeks across Europe and Asia and in the countries Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., and Canada. These regions have had availability since November 3.
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As per the report, Apple device implied a highly limited availability until the next year, but now things seem to be at a level across the world.
While on course to bring worldwide balance in supply and demand of iPhone X, Apple faced a commotion related to its rival Samsung. In South Korea, yesterday’s news via London Metro revealed that Apple’s offices were raided by state regulators earlier this week. The authorities visited the offices in Seoul and raised direct questions about the business practices of Apple.
This raid was defined as a part of an investigation launched following Apple’s action on addressing the concerns of local authorities regarding unfair contracts it had with South Korean companies for repairing devices. The incident led to the question of the intentions of local authorities about blocking Apple’s business in the region as it is the home for Samsung.
In August this year, Lee Jae-Yong, the Acting Chairman of Samsung, was imprisoned for 5 years. The charges include not just bribery but something as serious as perjury along with other crimes! This was a result of a government investigation that led to the impeachment of Park Geun-Hye, the then President of South Korea. The accusation involved making payments in return for political favors.