Apple’s newest smartphones are enjoying their run around the world. After a record breaking launch weekend on home turf and a handful of other markets Apple has now started releasing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in additional markets around the globe. An announcement from the company today reveals that both new devices will now be headed to 36 more countries bringing up the total number of markets they will be available in by the end of October to 69.
At the launch event in September Apple had said that it plans to bring both iPhones to at least 115 countries by the end of 2014. Apple seems to be very much on track and if its able to achieve this target then this would be the fastest iPhone rollout to date.
The first three markets in which iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be launched on October 17th are China, India and Monaco followed by Israel on October 23rd. Oil rich gulf states Bahrain and Kuwait will receive the new iPhones on October 30th. Nearly two dozen countries will mark the launch of new iPhones on October 31st.
This announcement comes days before Apple is scheduled to conduct another event in which it is expected to unveil new iPads, new iMacs, fire up Apple Pay and even release OS X Yosemite to the public.