iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus coming to 36 new countries this month

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This is Apple's fastest iPhone rollout to date. Photo: Apple
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Apple is bringing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to 36 new countries by the end of this month. The Cupertino company today confirmed that the devices will be available in Monaco on October 17 — the same day they go on sale in China and India — and then in Israel on October 23.

In addition to Monaco and Israel, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will expand its availability across Europe, the Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. Here’s the complete list of countries who can expect to see the devices this month:

  • Friday, October 17: China, India and Monaco
  • Thursday, October 23: Israel
  • Friday, October 24: Czech Republic, French West Indies, Greenland, Malta, Poland, Reunion Island and South Africa
  • Thursday, October 30: Bahrain and Kuwait
  • Friday, October 31: Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Guam, Hungary, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, South Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Thailand

By the end of this month, Apple’s newest smartphones will be available in a total of 69 countries and territories around the world. By the end of 2014, the company hopes to increase that number to 115 — making this the fastest iPhone rollout since the device made its debut back in 2007.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have already been big successes for Apple, with a record number of pre-orders taken when the handsets first became available on September 12. A week later, when the devices went on sale in 10 countries, Apple sold a whopping 10 million units during the first three days alone.

In China, where pre-orders have officially begun ahead of this week’s launch, more than 20 million iPhones have already been claimed so far.

Source: BusinessWire