After surprising everyone by mentioning the iPhone 6’s availability date on its official India website, American technology giant Apple has seemingly postponed the launch date for iPhone 6 series smartphones in India.
Apple fans in India will have to wait even longer due to this huge response from the U.S. It has been already noted that the company has removed iPhone 6 availability date from the Apple India website. Earlier, on September 9, the Apple India website said that the new iPhone 6 would be available on September 26 in India. Later, the India availability was shown as October 17.
At present the Apple India website doesn’t present any particular date of launch, but according to news channel who contacted Apple retailer Vijay Sales, the likelihood of the iPhone 6 launching in India in October is very low.
Preorders started from September 12 in markets like US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and UK, with availability staring September 19. May be the company wants to make sure there are sufficient stocks to convince consumers in its main markets, before taking the new iPhone to other countries.
Just to recap, both the iPhone6 (4.7-inch) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5- inch) have iOS 8.0 (wider availability of the new OS version to other Apple devices from 17 September) and is based second generation 64-bit A8 chipset which is 25-percent faster (50-percent faster graphics too) than the A7 in iPhone 5S. Both have 8-megapixel iSight camera and 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera with f/2.2 aperture, auto-HDR, 720p HD video recording. On connectivity front they have Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Wi-Fi calling (in select markets), Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, GPS/GLONASS.
Previous year, Apple received criticism for limited availability of the new gold-coloured iPhone 5S during the early sales period. Media reports had specified that supplies of the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus could be limited due to component shortages and display issues.