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Apple to Launch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China on Friday, October 17

Apple has announced that it will be begin selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Friday, October 17. The devices will be available through Apple's online store and retail locations in China and will also be sold at China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom stores. Customers in China will be able to pre-order the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Friday, October 10.

Pricing for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will start at 5,288 RMB ($860) for the 16GB model, 6,088 RMB ($990) for the 64GB model, and 6,888 RMB ($1120) for the 128GB model. The 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus models will sell for 6,088 RMB ($990), 6,888 RMB ($1120), and 7,788 RMB ($1267), respectively. All iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models will be available in gold, silver, and space gray variants.

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“We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers will have access to high-speed mobile networks from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom for an incredible experience.”
Earlier today, it was revealed that Apple had received the final license needed to start iPhone 6 sales in China. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launched in the first wave of countries on September 19, and was made available to more countries last Friday, September 26. Apple revealed on September 22 that it had sold ten million units of both phones in its opening weekend, breaking the previous record of nine million units set by the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year.

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24 months ago

What about Bendgate, Apple has any plan to fix weak point in 6+


The only weak point is you're still bringing this up.

Move on.
Rating: 12 Votes
24 months ago

It's like a million scalpers' voices suddenly cried out in horror and were suddenly silenced.
Rating: 12 Votes
24 months ago

I have an idea. How about they quit adding countries until they get all the people in America that pre-ordered their phone on 9/12 their phones.


There is more in the world than just murica. Go eat a pizza bagel.
Rating: 8 Votes
24 months ago
Grr

It's so bloody difficult getting one in Australia. I wish they would push some of that stock our way!
Rating: 5 Votes
24 months ago
Scalpers.... RIP :p
Rating: 4 Votes
24 months ago


What about stop selling to the US until everyone else has got their iPhones.


Seems we, for whatever reason were in line first. Lets say you get to a restaurant and are given a 3 hr wait and I walk in 3 minutes behind you and they take me right in, I'm sure that won't bother you at all??
Rating: 3 Votes
24 months ago
Save some for the millions of people still waiting in the US!
Rating: 3 Votes
24 months ago

Usually scalpers aren't shipping them to China, they actually go to places like UAE/Saudi Arabia/Bahrain/etc. Resale value is much higher in those areas. Yeah the Asian scalpers have connections in China but the money is to be had in the Middle East.


For the iPhone 6, the hot destination was China. Scores of articles on this, along with videos. For example, iPhone 6 Chinese Grey Market (http://fortune.com/2014/09/29/tales-from-the-chinese-grey-market-for-the-iphone-6-and-6/); Chinese scalpers (http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/882603.shtml); more Chinese scalpers (http://macdailynews.com/2014/09/20/cupertino-we-have-a-problem-iphone-6-lines-and-the-chinese-mafia/).
Rating: 3 Votes
24 months ago
I have an idea. How about they quit adding countries until they get all the people in America that pre-ordered their phone on 9/12 their phones.
Rating: 2 Votes
24 months ago
So all the handwringing about permission to sell in China was for nothing. What a shocker. :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Votes

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