The iPhone 4 is a country-hopping phenomenon.
According to Apple, the updated 4th generation Apple smartphone will arrive in seventeen new countries this Friday, July 30th.
The device brings with it exposure opportunities for the groundbreaking iAd platform as well as its developers and advertisers.
Although supply concerns continue to plague the iPhone 4 around the world, this week Apple will formally unveil the hugely popular handset in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
The arrival of iPhone 4 comes only days after the similar international arrival of Apple’s other big iDevice of the year – the iPad, which just went on sale last week in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore.
Naturally, the global push by Apple for its hugely successful product line is frustrating to Apple loyalists in the US still concerned by supply issues – like having to possibly wait several more months before the white iPhone 4 is finally available. But as executives for the Cupertino-based tech giant revealed during the company’s recent earnings call, the international marketplace remains integral to Apple’s unprecedented growth and strong financial standing within the smartphone world.