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iPhone 6s/Plus goes on sale in 36 more countries today, with a further 6 tomorrow


Apple’s rollout of the iPhone 6s/Plus beyond the dozen launch countries kicks off today, with customers in 36 more countries able to get their hands on the new devices. This follows Apple making SIM-free phones available in the USA.

The countries are Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.

Those in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates will have to wait until tomorrow, while there’s a further week to go before sales open up in India, Malaysia and Turkey. Apple has promised that the new iPhones will be on sale in over 130 countries by the end of the year.

Apple sold more than 13 million iPhones in the opening weekend. If you’re still on the fence, some recent pieces that may help are my iPhone 6s diary, a video of the best 3D Touch features, plus a comparison video and opinion piece on the 6s versus 6s Plus.

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  1. PhilBoogie - 7 years ago

    Yes, and the preorders from Wednesday (?) were sold out within a few minutes, save for the 16GB model. Apparently ‘no one’ want those anymore. Still, all models, capacity and colour, are available for pickup today at my Store. They must’ve made a boatload of these babies.

    I presume the first batch every year is a small amount; if there are problems it’s easier and cheaper to fix than if they already sold a multitude of that first batch volume. I see this with Garmin devices as well. (had to wait 3 months to get the Fenix3 as the first batch were a mere 10(!) sold to The Netherlands)

    • “I presume the first batch every year is a small amount”

      Actually, Apple sold 13 Million iPhone 6s/Plus phones just in the first 3 days (and many millions more have been sold since then)! That can’t be considered a “small amount”.

  2. Confirmed. Went on sale in Slovakia = immediately sold out. Since the price is higher than in the US thanks to EU, I can’t get mine because of that as well.


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