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Apple Officially Announces July 30 iPhone 4 Launch Date

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Earlier this morning, Apple issued a press release officially announcing the release of the iPhone 4 in 17 new countries for this Friday, July 30th.

Everyone who watched the July 16 Apple press conference and has been following our reports shouldn’t be surprised by this date, but it is nice to see an official statement.

CUPERTINO, California—July 26, 2010—Apple’s iPhone® 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, July 30. iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, Apple’s new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video, and a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world.

Beginning this Friday, customers can purchase iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple’s retail and online stores and Apple® Authorized Resellers.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 4 will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland this Friday, July 30.

iPhone 4 is currently available in France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model. iPhone 4 will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date.

Oddly enough, the Apple Canada Online store still lists the iPhone 4 as “Coming soon” and the press release, while mentioning US pricing, neglected to announce Canadian pricing.

We anticipate more details to be released this week, as the Canadian wireless carriers have started to launch their hardware upgrade/renewal programs for a July 30, 2010 launch.

[Apple]

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