Apple has pulled off a magical logistics and marketing stunt with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as sales record hit an all time high on the launch date, with over 10 million units in its first weekend of release. Then we have China, which has already reported over 20 million pre-orders for the October 17th release, and that’s just stats from the supporting carriers and an online Chinese Web store. Apple has announced that it will be releasing the new iPhone in 36 countries, including China and India on October 17th, along with Monaco as well. For more, read on after the jump!
Apple has further added that it is perfectly on track to launching the device in more than 115 countries, which will make the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus the fastest ever rolled out smartphones ever from the company itself. The company seems to be really flooring the pedal on increasing its sales growth, and is heavily targeting the foreign markets to achieve that.
As such, quick release of the device is crucial to that goal. With the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in these 36 countries, we will be looking at a total of 69 countries, where both the new iPhones will be on offer. Here’s a list of countries that should be receiving the iPhone 6 by the end of this month:
- Czech Republic
- French West Indies
- Reunion Island
- South Africa
- South Korea
Consumers continue to show keen interest in the new iPhones, despite the Bendgate scandal and iOS 8’s own baggage of bugs. Now the eyes are fixed on the release of iOS 8.1 as well, which is also bringing in the much awaited, Apple Pay service allowing users to pay for mobile goods via the iPhone 6, 6 Plus. Needless to say, the larger size screen sizes this time around have done the trick for Apple, especially releasing two variants. Non-iPhone fans are looking at it keenly as well. I know I am, and it’s solely because of the larger screen.
Are you in any of the territories listed above? If so, have you already pre-ordered one of these bad boys or are you still contemplating on it?
The full press release from Apple regarding the launch is as follows: