As the Western world ogles Apple’s new iPads, iMac, and desktop OS, Chinese fans are waiting in line for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Starting today, the next-gen handsets are on sale in mainland China via the online store and at Apple retail locations, as well as through China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom.
Customers can choose between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, or its phablet-sized big brother, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both come in gold, silver, or space gray, available in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB models.
The smaller handset will retail for 5,288 yuan ($859), 6,088 yuan ($989), and 6,888 yuan ($1,119) depending on your storage choice. Fans of the larger device will have to pay a suggested price of 6,088 yuan, 6,888 yuan, or 7,788 yuan ($1,265), respectively.
“We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch,” CEO Tim Cook said last month. “With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers will have access to high-speed mobile networks … for an incredible experience.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, about 100 customers waited patiently outside the Apple store in Beijing’s Sanlitun shopping district on Friday, ready for the 8 a.m. opening.
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SOURCE: PC Mag