iPhone 6 Release Date, Price In China: Pre-Order Date For New Apple Announced

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New iPhone 6 in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch spec. Apple

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was first released on Sept. 19 in ten countries, including the United States, Australia, and the UK. On Sept. 26, the latest iPhones were finally available in 22 additional countries, including Spain, Italy, and New Zealand. However, we could not confirm the iPhone 6 release date in China until now.

According to the latest announcements, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will finally arrive to the biggest smartphone market in the world on Oct. 17. According to PCWorld, pre-orders for the iPhones will start Oct. 10. Reuters reported that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology tested the personal data security of both iPhone 6 models before China's regulating body approved the devices for the Chinese market.

In July, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV claimed that Apple iPhones threatened national security because the device allegedly possessed the ability to track a user's location. The ministry is also concerned that the new iOS is prone to leaking personal information. Given the recent "Fappening" scandal, the fears are definitely justified.

"The ministry discussed the issue with Apple and raised related requirements on security management,"said a statement. Apple pledged to upgrade security and protect privacy. What's more, Apple also emphasized that the company never established a so-called backdoor with any government organization of any country.

"We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. The three carriers are China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.

Apple had already experienced record sales, moving 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices in just the first three days of its release. In fact, many of the first handsets were actually smuggled into China to be sold in grey market. In fact, the iPhone 6 craze in China is so immense that the first batch of grey market iPhone 6 units have sold for as much as $3,250 each. No doubt, Apple could see more record-breaking figures when the iPhone 6 officially arrives in China.
 
According to iDigitalTimes, the standard 16GB iPhone 6 is expected to retail for  ¥5,288 ($863 USD). The flagship 16GB iPhone 6 Plus is expected to retail for ¥6,288 ($1,026 USD). Stay tuned as we learn more about the iPhone 6 pricing as we approach its Chinese release date on Oct. 17.
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