Apple to release iPhone 6 to 36 new markets before end of month

13 Oct 2014

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The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (image via Hadrian/Shutterstock)

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones will be rolled out in 36 more countries and territories by the end of October, Apple has revealed.

These new markets will be spread across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa, meaning the smartphones will be available in a total of 69 countries and territories by the end of the month.

In addition, the consumer tech giant intends for its flagship device to be in more than 115 countries by the end of the year, making this the fastest iPhone rollout ever.

Among the countries to launch the iPhone 6 this month is China, where, according to DigiTimes, 20m units have already been pre-ordered.

In the US last month, Apple’s website crashed under the strain of traffic as would-be owners logged on just as as pre-ordering began.

In Ireland, the iPhone 6 launched on 26 September with some stores opening at 7am to accommodate eager punters.

Main image of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by Hadrian via Shutterstock

Dean is a freelance journalist and editor covering media.

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