Apple CEO Tim Cook promised during the last earnings conference call that the iPhone 5 would be available in 100 countries worldwide by the end of year and the recent December 21 launch of the phone in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Caribbean helped the company reach that milestone.

According to Philip Elmer-DeWitt of Apple 2.0, Apple’s latest handset quietly debuted in St. Kitts, Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia and Uganda. Apple didn’t announce this end-of-the-year roll out, but one local report suggests the launch of the phone was greeted with a small line of eager customers.

iPhone 5 launches in Africa, Caribbean and Southeast Asia originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 27 Dec 2012 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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