iPhone 6/Plus to arrive in 36 more countries this month, 115 countries by year end

Apple has announced that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will arrive in 36 additional countries and territories across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa by the end of October. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in a total of 69 countries and territories by the end of the month and are on track to be available in more than 115 countries by the end of the year, making this the fastest iPhone rollout ever.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina® HD displays and are packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models are better in every way, and include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight® and FaceTime® HD cameras; and ultrafast wireless technologies.

The new iPhones come with iOS 8, the biggest release since the App Store, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive, so you can store your documents and access them from anywhere.

Apple’s fastest-ever iPhone rollout continues on the following dates:
• Friday, October 17: China, India and Monaco
• Thursday, October 23: Israel
• Friday, October 24: Czech Republic, French West Indies, Greenland, Malta, Poland, Reunion Island and South Africa
• Thursday, October 30: Bahrain and Kuwait
• Friday, October 31: Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Guam, Hungary, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, South Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Thailand

iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of US$199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 64GB model and a new 128GB model for $399 with a two-year contract. iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space gray, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $299 for the 16GB model, $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the new 128GB model with a two-year contract. Both models will be available from the Apple Online Store, carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Customers are encouraged to check online to receive updates on availability and estimated delivery dates.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US Virgin Islands.

Source: Apple Inc.


      1. What no one seems to mention is what happens to a lot of old iPhones that get displaced by the new ones? They get sold onto a booming secondary market. Android or worse? The dump. How is that for market share displacement….

    1. The iPhone 6/6 Plus is already in the high 20 million range after 23 days. It will probably reach 50 million sometime in late November/early December which would be 2-3 months.

      1. I know. I was just being conservative in my prediction. Realistically, I think it’s pretty damn likely Apple will sell 50 million iPhone 6/Plus units by Christmas. That really is incredible when you think about it in terms of the accelerating pace at which new technology gets adopted in the world today.

        1. Very true. I think a lot of it has to do with change management and the speed information is disseminated. People in general are scared or uncomfortable about change. The market spans from early adopters whom are eager to embrace change to laggards whom are the most fearful of change. Technology as a whole is being adapted so much quicker today because the technology revolution has been ongoing for the past one hundred years, so people today are more comfortable with it. Modern society also has migrated from farmers to consumers over the years which means people are more accepting of new products. The speed and amount of new ideas also play a role. For example, a few years ago the public got most news through television, magazines, newspapers, etc. Now, many receive new information via news apps, social apps, messaging, etc. Plus, the amount of new ideas sponged-in is exponentially greater. So, the bell curve from early adopter to laggard is probably flattening out.

          It will be interesting to see how quickly novel ideas like self-driving vehicles, holograms, personal robots, gene manipulation, etc. are adopted over the next few years.

    1. 1. The roll-out schedule was probably planed, organized, etc. months ago.

      2. The demand for iPhone 6/Plus is four times greater compared to last year’s roll-out of the 5s/5c. Apple planners either misjudged the initial demand or suppliers could not satisfy the projected demand in time. Foxconn, an iPhone assembler, is hiring additional workers to meet demand, but some components like chips require many weeks to make. Apple recently ordered another 200-250 million chipsets which will be delivered starting in late December/early January. In the meantime, they might use some components/manufacturing slated for iPad production to help satisfy some of the iPhone demand.

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