Following the release of an 8GB iPhone 5c in the UK and France in March, Apple has now extended the handset’s availability further into Europe.

The device first appeared in Apple’s online stores in the following countries:

While an update just hours later saw it arrive in even more locations:

At the time of the iPhone 5c 8GB model’s initial release, Apple stated their intention to target the mid-tier market – offering a low-cost option in countries where LTE networks were growing rapidly.

In regards to its unavailability in the US, it’s been suggested that Apple would prefer not to selling the cheaper model due to the availability of more expensive models on subsidized phone contracts.