iPhone 4S Goes On Sale In 22 New Countries Today; Greeted With Long Lines

BY Jason

Published 28 Oct 2011

The iPhone 4S goes on sale in 22 new countries starting today.

iPhone 4S comes with a number of new features and improvements, which includes Apple’s faster dual-core A5 processor, improvement 8-megapixel camera, Siri – Apple’s revolutionary intelligent personal assistant, slightly improved battery life, world phone, faster network speeds and lots more.

The countries in this round include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Apple had started accepting pre-orders in these countries from last Friday, October 21st.

iPhone 4S first went on sale in US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and UK two weeks back on October 14th.

We’re hearing reports of long lines for the iPhone 4S launch in countries like Singapore with people waiting for as much as 12 hours. Straits Times of Singapore reports:

At the stroke of midnight, the three telcos here started selling the coveted phone, and were staying open through the night. Before midnight, about 700 people were queueing at M1’s Paragon store.

StarHub was accepting only a few hundred invited customers, each with a specified time slot, so as to avoid overcrowding.

SingTel, however, expected a larger turnout. The telco had booked the entire convention hall at Suntec, and had already taken more than 10,000 pre-orders.

Some photos of the long queues in Singapore courtesy Strait Times:

iPhone 4S Lines - Singapore - 2

iPhone 4S Lines - Singapore - 3

iPhone 4S Lines - Singapore - 4

One of the first customers in Singapore to get his hands on iPhone 4S

And don’t forget to checkout the Singapore version of Siri called SIMI. It’s quite funny:

If you’ve got your shiny new iPhone 4S in any of these new launch countries then please let us know in the comments.