Apple announced in a media release Monday that its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets are coming to an additional 36 countries and territories across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa by the end of October.
Both new handsets will be available in a total of 69 countries and territories by the end of the month as Apple reiterated it’s self-imposed goal to deliver the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in more than 115 countries by the end of the year, calling it “our fastest iPhone rollout ever”.
The Cupertino firm provided the following rollout 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
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are currently available in the United States, 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 United Kingdom and the US Virgin Islands.
The press release did not confirm a blowout estimate earlier this morning by a Chinese technology outlet which estimated that Apple Stores in China, along with Chinese carriers and the country’s e-commerce site Jingdong Mall (JD.com), together processes a whopping twenty million iPhone 6 pre-orders between October 10-13.
For what it’s worth, analysts are expecting about sixty million iPhone sales in China during the fourth quarter of the year.
As per Apple’s previous release, Chinese customers can get their hands on the new iPhones starting this coming Friday, October 17.
To our international readers: now that you’ve read a bunch of articles about Apple’s new iPhones, will you be getting one when it lands in your country, do you think?