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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to Hit 36 New Countries in Oct.

by Todd Haselton | October 13, 2014October 13, 2014 7:30 am PDT

Apple on Monday announced that its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones will hit an additional 36 countries this month. Apple reported record sales numbers for both devices when it said it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units the first weekend both phones were initially available, and this should help bump sales even more, particularly in places like China, home to the world’s largest wireless carrier, China Mobile.

Apple said the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will hit India, China and Monaco this Friday, Oct. 17. That will be followed by a roll-out in Israel on Oct. 23, the Czech Republic, French West Indies, Greenland, Malta, Poland, Reunion Island and South Africa on Oct. 24. Both devices will then launch in Bahrain and Kuwait on Oct. 30 and then 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 on Oct. 31.

Apple said it expects this to be the quickest roll-out of new iPhone models ever and that it will launch the phone in a total of 115 countries by the end of the year. Some features are only available in select markets, however. Apple Pay, which allows customers to make purchases at point-of-sale counters, for example, is expected to launch in the U.S. this month and Apple has not yet detailed a global expansion.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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