Unlike last year, Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus didn’t launch in China with the rest of the world. Reports hinted at some regulatory approvals as the cause of the delay.
However, according to a new report from Chinese shores, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is expected to hit retail in China on October 10th. The news is yet to be confirmed by officials so a grain of salt is recommended.
The folks at TechWeb revealed that employee training for the iPhone 6 launch will commence on October 7th, three days ahead of the launch on October 10, to prepare the staff for the initial launch. The report also revealed some details about the pricing strategy for both devices.
As per the report, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is expected to start from 5,288 yuan (almost $860), which is almost similar to the launch price of the last year’s iPhone 5S. On the other hand, the larger iPhone 6 Plus will be a little expensive, and will start at 6,288 yuan (almost $1020).
Reports suggest Apple has received required regulatory approvals to begin selling the device. China is one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world, and kicking off the sales in the region is vital for Apple to boost their sales figures and revenue.
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