iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch in China and India
Kathmandu, 18 Oct 2014: Apple continued its global rollout of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, launching them on Friday in the world’s two most populous countries.
The new iPhones are now available in China and India about one month after their initial launch in 10 countries, including the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The iPhones also came to Monaco on Friday. Apple plans to launch its latest smartphone devices in 115 countries by the year’s end.
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The company broke its own record for first-weekend iPhone sales, which topped 10 million units. Late last month, Apple reassured the Chinese government that the iPhone was secure, and that U.S. officials could not collect user data from Chinese Apple customers. When the iPhone 6 first became available outside of Asia, some Chinese people were willing to pay thousands of dollars for a black-market iPhone, Bloomberg reported.
The suggested retail prices in China are 5,288 Chinese yuan ($863) for the 16GB iPhone 6 and 6,088 yuan ($994) for the 16GB 6 Plus. The retail price in India for the 16GB iPhone 6 is 53,500 rupees ($870) and 62,500 rupees ($1,018) for the 16GB 6 Plus.
Both the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus are available in gold, silver or deep space gray. On Thursday, Apple unveiled another collection of products, including two new iPad, a 5K Retina iMac and Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payment platform.