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

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.

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  • Stan

    Yep! That is my country that got it. But too bad, my contract hasn’t reach it’s recontract. Wished that I could get the iPhone 4S on my hands!

  • Rion

    Haha, I stay in Singapore.. But didn’t buy iPhone 4S. I’m looking forward with Steve project with iPhone 5.

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    How can you change the name of the personal assistant.

  • Pegger

    Here in Belgium, the first 20 customers in line in some stores, when you are fully dressed in Yellow you get the iPhone 4S for free., Other stores have other actions, like 100 euro discount for the first 30 buyers, etc…

  • Kevin oreilly

    Stayed with iPhone 4, played with mates iPhone 4s in work and guess what it’s just like using the iPhone 4

  • fu

    *facepalm*

    All these moronic people are just … following the herd.

  • Diaz

    Muscleneeeeeeerd cracked the iOS5!!!!!!!!!
    this guy is amazing :)

  • fu

    SIMI pwned SIRI!

  • Jonatan

    Yes, the Iphone 4s went on sale today here i Norway, But with apples “hard to get ” strategy it was only 20 phones in the capital area, only 5- 6 in each store. That sucks. pre ordered mine a week ago. coming in 2 weeks!
    Waiting for something good.

  • Rion

    Tested iPhone 4S. Told Siri to call me “Big brother”.

    :)

  • http://www.dorothycostume.org Dorothy Costume

    Living in Spain now originally the UK, I have a 3 year old iphone 3g jailbroken, unlocked and partially functional with an Orange PAYG chip inside. Launch day I was eager to get my 4s from Orange. Went to local Orange shop, no 4s until mid November :-( Drove to nearest shopping centre and yet another Orange shop, phone in stock – 485 Euros on a 24 month contract! :-( Walked across mall to Movistar shop and purchased 4s for 149 Euros on 18 months contract. Transferring my number over so I will have phone next Friday:-))). Not one Queue. Got a call from Orange while still in Movistar shop asking why am I leaving them!