The other countries where the iPhone will be released on that date include Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, and Romania.
South Korea is home to Samsung, a company engaged in patent battles with Apple around the world. In September a report from the Korea Times suggested Samsung would attempt to have the iPhone 4S banned in that country.
To date that doesn't appear to have happened, although it's possible they were waiting for Apple to announce a release date first. Don't be surprised if a lawsuit is filed in the next few days.
Samsung has already filed lawsuits asking for a ban of the iPhone 4S in various European countries, as well as Australia and Japan.
To date, one request was flatly turned down in the Netherlands, an attempt to expedite their Italian suit has been denied, and Samsung is asking to see firmware source code in Australia.
Written by: Rich Fiscus @ 1 Nov 2011 10:34