This year one of the most lucrative markets in the world was not included in the list of markets that are the first to receive Apple’s new iPhones. Last year customers in China were able to pick up the new smartphones the very same day they went on sale in regions like North America and Europe. This year owing to certification issue the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have still not made it to the People’s Republic, but if latest rumors are correct, perhaps the device may finally be released on October 10th.
Apple did say that it was working to get the iPhones down there as soon as possible so it won’t be much of a surprise to see that promise be fulfilled. Reports coming in from China suggest that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales are going to begin on October 10th, that’s the date which has also been provided to Apple Retail Store employees in their training course.
Being able to sell the new iPhones in China next month would allow the company to include the initial sales in the Q1 fiscal holiday quarter, thus having a greater chance of beating $57.6 billion in revenue collected in the same period last year, with Greater China accounting for $8.8 billion of that.
The new iPhones have already received certification however before they can go on sale Apple needs to acquire network access licenses which are issued by China’s Telecom Equipment Certification Center. That process hopefully won’t take too long.
|Product Name||iPhone 6||iPhone 6 Plus|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1810 mAh||2915 mAh|
|Street Price||$265 iPhone 6 on Amazon||$439 iPhone 6 Plus on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||iPhone 6 Full specs and details||iPhone 6 Plus Full specs and details|