South Korea iPhone 4 Pre-orders top 300K

KT launched the iPhone 4 in South Korea on Friday with over 300,000 pre-orders, but only 10,000 units available. Customers waited in long lines in the rain hoping to be among the first in the country to get their hands on Apple’s latest combination iPod and smartphone, according to Korea Times.

Apple won approval to sell the iPhone 4 in South Korea in early August after approval delays. At the time, KT spokesman, Lee In-won noted that it takes a month or two after approval to get new mobile phones onto store shelves.

“We will try our best to launch iPhone 4 sometime in September,” he said.

Apple launched the iPhone 4 on June 24 in the United States and several other countries. Since then, the company has been expanding into additional markets around the world.