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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release delayed in China

It looks like Chinese Apple fans waiting to get their hands on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will have to wait a bit longer, as seems that Apple will miss the September 19 release date in that country. Apple apparently caught the three major national carriers, as well as their own store managers, off guard with news of the delay. While no reason for the delay was given, it likely has to do with Chinese regulatory approval, according to the New York Times:

The move set off consternation among Apple's partners in China, as well as with consumers who had been eagerly awaiting the introductions. Apple did not explain the delay, executives at the carriers said, but it appeared the phones had not received approval from Chinese regulators to go on sale.

How do you feel about the delay of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China? Let us know in the comments.

Source: The New York Times

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

2 Comments
  • Thought for sure with that Apple event streaming , China would be first to get it
  • I think because it has something to do with some china carrier already leaked the iphone 6 on public... On youtube as well.... Maybe apple was trying to tighten the security... Tying up loose ends.. Sent from the iMore App