APPLE HAS ANNOUNCED that its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets will launch in an additional 22 countries on 26 September.
Following the initial launch of the iPhone 6 on Friday, when it will go on sale in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore, Apple announced on Monday that it will launch the smartphone in an additional 22 countries one week later.
The countries next on Apple's watch are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
This announcement came amid Apple boasting that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have smashed pre-order records once again, with the firm having shifted "over four million" handsets in 24 hours.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said, "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do.
"Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a new record for Apple, and we can't wait to get our best iPhones yet into the hands of customers starting this Friday."
Thanks to these record pre-order figures, it looks like you'll have to pitch a tent outside an Apple shop to get your hands on the smartphone on day one.
The iPhone 6 Plus is sold out in all configurations on the Apple website, with shipping pushed back to "3 to 4 weeks". The 16GB iPhone 6 in silver and "space grey" are showing as shipping within "7 to 10 days", while all other models will ship next month. µ
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