Apple’s newest smartphones are enjoying their run around the world. After a record breaking launch weekend on home turf and a handful of other markets Apple has now started releasing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in additional markets around the globe. An announcement from the company today reveals that both new devices will now be headed to 36 more countries bringing up the total number of markets they will be available in by the end of October to 69.
Apple Inc. said Monday it will roll out the iPhone 6 in 36 new markets, including China and South Africa, by the end of the month. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in 69 countries and territories by the end of October in what Apple is calling its fastest rollout ever. On Friday, the iPhone will become available in China, India and Monaco. Next week, the iPhone will roll out in Israel, Poland and the Czech Republic, among others. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale in 10 countries on Sept. 19. In its first weekend of availability, Apple said it sold more than 10 million of the new iPhones amid significant supply shortages and demand for scalped iPhones in Asia. Apple said the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a record for first-weekend iPhone sales, eclipsing last year’s mark of nine million units when the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C went on sale.