V-am spus in repetate randuri ca iPhone 6 si iPhone 6 Plus au fost lansate in doar 9 tari de pe glob anul acesta, compania Apple nereusind sa convinga autoritatile guvernamentale din China sa ii certifice terminalele la timp pentru lansarea din 19 septembrie. De atunci si pana acum Apple a reusit sa obtina certificarile necesare pentru lansarea iPhone 6 si iPhone 6 Plus in respectiva tara, asa ca astazi a anuntat oficial lansarea lor din 17 octombrie.
O sesiune de precomenzi va incepe pe data de 10 octombrie in China, terminalele urmand a fi disponibile inclusiv in reteaua celui mai mare operator de telefonie mobila de pe glob, China Mobile. In ciuda importantii majore a tarii, Apple a ales sa plaseze lansarea la 2 saptamani distanta, semn ca nu are suficiente stocuri pentru a acoperi cererea, iar acest lucru va afecta cu siguranta lansarea din alte tari de pe glob, inclusiv Romania.
China este o piata extrem de importanta pentru Apple si este extrem de probabil ca o buna parte dintre stocurile sale sa fie indreptate acolo pana in 17 octombrie. Apple a lansat deja iPhone 6 si iPhone 6 Plus in 31 de tari de pe glob, China va fi a 32-a, iar avand in vedere ca in toate aceste tari cererea este foarte mare, ramane de vazut daca romania va primi macar cateva mii de unitati.
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on Friday, October 17
Pre-orders Begin Friday, October 10
BEIJING—September 30, 2014—Apple® today announced that iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, will be available in China beginning Friday, October 17 from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores, and an expansive network of retail stores through all three major carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers. With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus provide customers access to 4G/LTE networks from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom across mainland China. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from the Apple Online Store beginning Friday, October 10. Beginning Tuesday, October 14, customers can reserve the new iPhones for in-store pick-up starting Friday, October 17.
“We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers will have access to high-speed mobile networks from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom for an incredible experience.”
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina® HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models are better in every way and include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight® and FaceTime® HD cameras; and ultrafast wireless technologies.
The new iPhones include iOS 8, the biggest release since the App Store℠, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType™ keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive℠, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.