Brace yourself: the onslaught is at hand. Last month, in Apple’s Q3 conference call, Tim Cook said that Apple was still on track to roll out the iPhone 3G in 70 countries by the end of the year. Furthermore, he dropped the tantalizing detail that Apple would
add an additional twenty countries on August 22nd.
Ah, but what countries, precisely? We have
a list of the other fifty or so countries that Apple’s planning on hitting in 2008, but we’re now just starting to get wind of which of those will make the cut on August 22nd, a mere sixteen days from now.
That brings the total to seventeen countries, meaning that there are three left for August 22nd—plenty for a solid office betting pool. We’ll even throw out the fact that Reuters is
reporting that Singapore will be among the final three. Of course, we’ll fill out the list as we get more information. Let the wagers commence.
Updated 5:45PM ET with Reuters report about America Movil.