After the initial launch in the United States, Canada, UK, China, and 7 other countries Apple announced that it will roll out the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Italy, Russia, Spain, and more 25 additional countries on Friday, October 25, and another dozen countries on November 1.
Countries part of the second phase (October 25) of the iPhone 5s and 5c rollout are the following: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.
The third phase (November 1) of the device rollout involves the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.
Apple managed initially to launch the iPhone 5 in 9 countries last year; the second phase of the device rollout continued on September 28 adding another 22 countries. The handset was available in 100 countries by the end of the year.