News by Luke Jones on Tuesday September 30, 2014.
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Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus around the world over the last two weeks and "Bendgate" aside the smartphone has been a huge success. The handset shifted 10 million units in three days, a record amount, but that number could have been higher. Apple would have ideally liked to have launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China too, but the country put a halt to its release until it passed regulatory approval.Landing in China would have bumped Apple's first weekend sales by a million or two and would have put some added gloss on that record number. However, Cupertino has been forced to wait, but at least it will now have another boost when the new smartphones do land in China. The good news for Apple is that China has now passed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for sale and the devices will be available in the country during October. Chinese bodies forced Apple to make changes to the privacy settings on the new handsets, which the company did before being cleared and licensed to run the devices on Chinese networks. Apple has said that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will now be available for pre-order in China starting October 10th and will get a hard launch on October 17th when they will be available at bricks and mortar retail locations. Luckily for Apple the delay has not been long and will probably not turn out to be costly, with plenty of time still left to take advantage of the all-important end of year period.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.