Apple's Second Wave iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Launch Kicks Off With Online Availability in Several Additional Countries

Apple Online Stores around the world have begun accepting orders for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as part of a second wave launch that will see the devices become available in more than 20 additional countries.

The two devices are now available for order online in multiple different countries, and will become available in local retail stores in the morning. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are already on sale in stores in New Zealand, where it is just after 11:30 AM.

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Second wave launch countries for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

Many countries where the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are available for purchase online are displaying shipping estimates of five to seven days for both devices, for all colors, carriers, and capacities. In many cases, these shipping estimates are better than the shipping estimates for new orders placed in first wave launch countries, but estimates may change as available supply per country dwindles.

Initial iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales in the United States, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, and Singapore topped 10 million during the first weekend that the devices were available for purchase, which Apple CEO Tim Cook said "exceeded expectations."

Apple has plans to bring the new iPhones to 115 countries by the end of 2014.

Top Rated Comments

NightCastle Avatar
96 months ago
I would like them to finish distributing to the first wave before starting a second.
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Mercury7 Avatar
96 months ago
I would like them to finish distributing to the first wave before starting a second.

Amen to that.... Still a month away from getting mine.... Guess

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On the bright side.... Got lied to so many times by att that I moved to tmobile....which the lower prices let me afford to get the whole family 6's :)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zaqfalcon Avatar
96 months ago
I feel bad for those who have to suffer the stigma of being in a second wave release country. I think U2 should release a charity single to raise awareness of their plight.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dimwhit Avatar
96 months ago
And tons of US orders for the Plus still won't be delivered until November...
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NightCastle Avatar
96 months ago
Why? Are the people in the US more important than the rest of the world?

It seems you have some sort of an issue. I think things should be completed in an orderly fashion. You seem to want to argue about some other subject.

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That would only help those people who are in the first wave countries to get their phones quicker. Obviously everyone of us all arond the world would like the same, so they are just trying to keep everybody happy :) There are probably other good reasons too, like getting analytics of the demand for different models around the world so they can optimize the production.. and taking advantage of all the #bendgate etc news stories to push sales ;)

Now this seems reasonable. You, obviously, should not be posting on the internet.;) Logic and reason has no place here. :D Look at the other response to my message by Hexii. That seems to be the norm...

...baiting for arguments and arguing in general.

I'm kidding about your posting, of course, but it is refreshing to see someone post sense instead of attempting to argue for arguing's sake.

Have a nice day.:cool:
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yg17 Avatar
96 months ago
Can anyone explain why Puerto Rico was chosen by Apple as first wave?

Just seems odd, didn't think the country was a hot spot like the others.

Puerto Rico is not a country. It's a territory of the US and is a state in everything but name only.

I don't even know why it was listed separately in the article. It's the same as saying "The iPhone was released in the US, UK, Germany and Missouri".
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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