The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a massive success. Apple has broken all previous records, after selling more than 10 million iPhones in the opening weekend. What’s truly impressive is that it managed to reach this number without the help of China, as iPhone sales have been put on sale until the government green-lights the new Apple device. Good news! iPhone 6 is now available in China!
iPhone 6 is Now Available in China
Apple is getting ready to sell some more iPhones and break some more records, because the Chinese government has just green lighted the sale of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China. It has been granted regulatory approval to sell its smartphones after addressing a multitude of security risks that were all concerned with personal data. Apple will not be giving away personal data of its Chinese customers to any other entity outside China.
State-owned media outlets were the first who expressed concern about the release of personal information, but now everything was settled between the Chinese government and Apple and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are scheduled to go on sale on October 17, with preorders being available starting October 10.
Even if the new Apple smartphones weren’t officially allowed in China, this didn’t stop the black market from doing what it does best. The smartphones were up for grabs for anyone who was willing to pay $1,000 more than what Apple stores are selling the devices for.
Apple has some serious competitors in China, such as Samsung and also the local smartphone maker, Xiaomi. The Galaxy Note 4, Samsung’s latest device, went on sale in China on Monday.
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