Tech giant Apple’s most anticipated iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have cleared all software security concerns and are now ready to meet the demands of its Chinese fans as the company has finally decided to launch its newly introduced larger smartphones in the world’s largest smartphone market this October.
Apple on Tuesday announced the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on October 17 on all three of wireless carriers of China.
Notably, China has always remained the most important market for the US smartphone maker. Hence, a good and timely launch is expected to boost the business opportunities for the Apple in China. The release date of iPhone 6 in China was unfortunately delayed for some government approval issues.
The company officials said that the date of launch in China was finalized after addressing the concerns of software security raised by regulators that led to the delay of their introduction in the Chinese market beyond the September 19 of several other nations.
If sources are to be believed, the iPhone 6’s cheapest model with 16GB of storage is likely to come up with a suggested retail price of 5,288 yuan ($860.16) in China, while the most expensive i.e. the iPhone 6 Plus having 128GB of storage is expected to come with a price tag of a 7,799 yuan ($1,266.82).
According to the company, its supply chain is all set to deal with any kind of surge in demand of the iPhone 6 following its launch in the Chinese market.
Apple’s suppliers also said that the delay in launch has not affected the production of the devices and they are confident of keeping up with the huge expectations of the Apple fans when the larger iPhone models hit the Chinese smartphone market.
Market analysts predict good business opportunities for the new iPhone range in China as they are expecting a good response from the country’s 1.27 billion mobile subscribers for the bigger and smarter iPhones.
According to the projections by research firm Gartner, Apple is likely to sell 10 million units of iPhone 6 per quarter in the Asian country.
But a Japanese supplier expressed less optimism about the fortunes of iPhone 6 in China. According to the supplier, it expects the Chinese carriers to be less interested as compared to their Japanese counterparts to sell the iPhone as they may show greater affinity towards the domestically produced models.
iPhone 6 and 6 plus handsets had grabbed enough attention soon after their launch in early September after they broke the record of iPhone 5S and 5C models after hitting a record of 10 million sales in the first weekend to become the largest selling iPhones.