Last week we reported on how the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have sold more than 10 million units in the opening weekend, thus breaking any record previously held by Apple. What’s even more amazing is that they’ve done this without China’s help. Up until today, the Chinese government put a ban on the new Apple devices, but now the iPhone 6 is finally available in China.
iPhone 6 is Finally Available in China
Apple has finally gotten China to approve the new iPhone 6 in their country. The Chinese government held their ground as Apple tried and tried to get China to sell their new smartphone. Apple received a key license after it went through some rigorous scrutiny by the Chinese government. According to an official statement by the government, Apple has been given the green light to sell their devices in China after it addressed many security risks about personal data. In short, Apple promised that it would not give away personal data of its customers to any other government, except the Chinese one, of course.
Apple told the public that the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale on October 17. If you live in China, then you can pre-order your device starting with October 10. Nearly a month after the new Apple devices hit the U.S. market the iPhone 6 is finally available in China.
The new iPhone 6 will have some serious competition in China, as the latest smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 4, has just went on sale on Monday. Xiaomi, local smartphone maker, is also a serious competitor to the Apple’s iPhone.
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