India will have to wait until mid-November for iPhone 6

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Indian Apple users are going to have to wait until mid-November to get their hands on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.
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Massive iPhone 6 and 6 Plus preorders mean that Apple fans in India are going to have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the company’s next generation handsets.

Originally Apple said that the iPhone 6 family of devices would go on sale September 26, only for that date to quickly slip to October 17, and now again back to mid-November.

The news comes shortly after reports that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be delayed until 2015 in China, due to lack of approval from Chinese regulators.

Between them, China and India represent two of the biggest opportunities for Apple to expand its business: with 1.3 and 1.2 billion citizens respectively, and fast-growing smartphone markets.

Apple is currently the sixth largest smartphone maker in India, which is expected to sell a total of 80 million smartphones this year as a country.

Recently Apple passed a major iPhone milestone in the country — having sold an estimated 1.02 million devices between October 2013 and August 2014. It is expected that a total of 1.1 million iPhones will sell India by the time the fiscal year ends on September 30.

The price of iPhone 6 devices will range from Rs 55,000 ($901) to Rs. 60,000 ($983).

Source: Indianexpress