The iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus have been announced a few days back, and according to Apple, the new generation is once again aiming for record sales. Now according to online reports, it seems that the new handsets could come to the Indian and Dutch markets as soon as October 10.
Dutch website iPhoned has been speaking with local telecoms, and according to them, preorders for the new phones will start earlier on Sept. 26. This is also the same day when the new iPhones will become available via retail channels in the U.S., Canada, and Japan.
Apple is also believed to increase costs to €749 for the regular 6s and €849 for the iPhone 6s Plus, because of the strengthening dollar across European markets.
When it comes to the Indian market, the Economic Times reports that Apple’s Indian division is trying to convince HQ to launch the new iPhones locally by Oct. 10 or 11. This would be quite a change, as Apple currently plans to release them a month later. But the proposed release date would be similar to the one from last year, when the new devices shipped there on Oct. 17. Tarun Pathak, senior analyst at market tracker Counterpoint Research, said the following:
“If the Apple India team manages to convince its Cupertino headquarters, it will be the fastest ever launch of any Apple product in India since announcement. An October launch will give it a significant time to align its marketing campaign well ahead of Diwali unlike last year when it got just a week for the same and also leveraging upon its expanded distribution coverage now as compared to an year ago.”
Also, in a move to strengthen its focus on Indian and South East Asian markets, Apple has setup a new corporate communications head in Singapore, with a new Corp Comm in India, based out of New Delhi. This renewed focus on growing Indian market also kindles hope for an early iPhone 6s launch.
Apple is aiming to bring the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to over 130 countries by the end of 2015. By moving up the release date for the Indian market, Apple could be taking the right step to reply to Samsung’s decision to launch the newly announced Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 in the same time window.