iPhone 4S sold out in Singapore

October 29, 2011, 10:55 AM UTC

Apple released its new phone in 22 countries Friday. In one it’s already “unavailable”

Source: Tech65.org via YouTube

Singapore would seem the perfect place for an Apple Store.

The former British colony of 5 million people on the tip of the Malay Peninsula is the world’s fifth busiest shipping port, the fourth largest financial center, the second biggest casino gambling market and first in the percentage of millionaire households.

Plus, it can’t get enough of those iPhones. The newest model went on sale at 12:00 a.m. Friday Singapore time, and by the time the sun rose in New York, according to MacRumors, it was listed on Apple’s (AAPL) online store as “currently unavailable.”

Although there are no videos of whooping Apple staffers whipping the Singaporean crowds into a frenzy, we do have — thanks to the intrepid reporters at Singapore’s Tech65 — the video posted below contrasting the very different ways the country’s three iPhone carriers chose to handle the launch.

Maybe they need an Apple Store to show them how it’s done.