Handy map shows how iPhone 6s will conquer the world


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The iPhone 6s is ready to spread across the globe.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple is already looking ahead to how the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will take over the world, according to our survey of individual countries’ region-specific Apple sites.

If you don’t live in one of the first 11 countries that received the new phones on Friday, you may not have long to wait, as our findings reveal the next 105 or so places Apple plans to sell the 6s. Check out the map below to see when it’s coming to your neighborhood if it hasn’t already.

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Photo: Evan Killham/Cult of Mac. Made with mapchart).

“iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in more than 40 additional countries beginning October 9 including Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan,” Apple said in a press release yesterday. “The new iPhones will be available in over 130 countries by the end of the year.”

Our survey suggests that Apple’s plans are already set for over 100 countries, with several October release dates already set (the various green countries on our map), according to information we got from these countries’ iPhone 6s pages on their Apple sites. Here’s how those break down:

October 9

    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lichtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Mexico
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Taiwan

October 10

    • Jordan
    • Kuwait
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates

October 16

    • India
    • Malaysia
    • Turkey

It looks like Apple is finalizing distribution deals with about 67 more countries (the blue ones) with no firm release dates in place. These nations show either “Coming soon” or, less encouragingly, “Check back later for availability” on their iTunes pages. Based on these wordings, we suspect we’ll get details of the first group sooner than the second.

Note also that Apple doesn’t have individual pages for most of the countries in South and Central America; it lumps most of them under “Latin America” pages in either Spanish or English. So we can probably expect to see a region-wide release in that area. Other than Columbia, which clearly knows something that the rest of them don’t.

Apple sold over 13 million of its new phones over the weekend, a new record for the company. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus include updated cameras, a 3D Touch interface that lets the phone register how hard the user is pressing on the screen, and a faster processor than the basic 6 models.