Those of you who took the time to read the Press Release from Apple might have noticed that under availability Apple added an interesting tidbit.
According to Apple the iPhone will come to 22 more countries
iPhone 4S will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries by the end of October including 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 seems focused on marking its mark in Europe recently, first with the launch of its online store in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland.
However, its plans across the Atlantic don’t stop there: the company is also launching its Apple TV in another seven countries from Tuesday.
Those countries that make it on to Apple’s list include Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Apple’s memo reads:
All-new Apple TV Now Available for Order in Seven New Countries
We are delighted to announce the all-new Apple TV, with an enhanced user interface and a breakthrough price point, is now available to order in Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
It will be interesting to see how much more expensive the device will be across the pond.
Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolitareports that Apple is set to launch the iTunes Music Store in ten new European Union (EU) countries. While the exact timing of the launch is unknown, sources have indicated that Apple could launch the services “at any time”, possibly as soon as next month.
Furthermore the company also seems to be rolling out access to iTunes movie sales and rentals in a number of European countries where it already offers music content.
Movie from Danish iTunes Store
While Apple has not yet added a dedicated movie section to the iTunes Store in these new markets, but content is accessible through the store’s search function.
Since the iPad 2 launched, several news agencies have compared the prices in different countries to see how expensive the iPad really is, most recently Reuters calculated the price of the device across Europe in comparison to the United States. The device starts at $499 in the United States for the 16 GB model and with taxes in the U.S., the device has an average total price of $547.
This compares to Europe in which most iPad 2-selling nations use the Euro as their form of currency. The iPad 2 starts at 479 euros in Europe and that converts to $678, interesting however is that Denmark seems to be the most expensive European country for the iPad, the iDevice starts at a converted $702 in Denmark, which means the iPad 2, before taxes, is over $200 cheaper in the United States than in Denmark.