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Second iPhone 6s launch wave might start as soon as October 2

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:05PM EST
iPhone 6s Release Date International
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Apple is currently taking iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus preorders in markets around the world but the company might soon bring the two new smartphones to many other international markets.

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Independent reports from Dutch tech sites say the new phones will arrive as soon as October 2nd in the Netherlands, while Indian customers might get the handset a few days later, on October 11.

According to TechTastic and iPhoned, the iPhone 6s will be available for preorder in the Netherlands starting September 25th, when they launch in the first markets, and ship a week later, on October 2nd.

Assuming the reports are accurate, there are 18 other international markets that will probably get the new devices at the same time with the Netherlands. The list includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates – New Zealand was included in the first-wave launch of countries this year but got the iPhone 6 on September 26th in 2014.

Unlike last year, though, the iPhones will be significantly more expensive in the region, with all models selling for €50 more than last year’s iPhone 6 prices – the same goes for other states members of the European Union where the iPhone is already available for preorder, including Germany, France and the U.K.

Meanwhile, the Economic Times says that the Indian division is trying to convince Apple to launch the iPhone 6s in the country on October 10th or October 11th, a full month ahead of plans. The iPhone 6 shipped on October 17th in the country last year, which is also when China got the devices in 2014.

The iPhone 6s should launch in a slew of additional countries by the end of the year, with Apple aiming to make it available in some 130 countries by the end of the year.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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