Apple Receives Approval to Sell Two iPhone 6 Models in Thailand

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    Takorn Tantasith, Secretary General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand, announced earlier this week that the agency has approved Apple's application to distribute two iPhone 6 models in the country, reports Manager Online [Google Translate]. The Secretary also tweeted word of the approval from his @TakornNBTC Twitter account.

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    Google Translate version of Tantasith's Tweet
    Apple reportedly filed the import application on August 5 and received certification of equipment and a written approval notice on August 8 for two iPhones with model numbers A1586 and A1524. According to government regulations, these approvals must be announced publicly, but details on the iPhone 6 handsets referenced in the documents remain sealed.

    Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 in early September with retail sales to follow in the weeks following the announcement. Apple reportedly is prepping two iPhone models, with a 4.7-inch version slated to launch first this fall and a 5.5-inch version that could launch either alongside or up to several months later than the smaller version.

    An application for approval in Thailand over a month prior to the device's expected introduction is unusual and suggests Apple may be planning for a very large number of countries in the initial wave of launches. For the iPhone 5s, Thailand was part of the second wave of launches that took place on October 25, 2013, and the company reportedly did not apply for approval in the country until September 16, 2013.

    Article Link: Apple Receives Approval to Sell Two iPhone 6 Models in Thailand
     
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    First! Sorry, couldn't help myself. iPhone 6 4.7" and 5.5" all but confirmed, though! This is the most reliable evidence we have thus far.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, Google Translate for the win…
     
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    Still doesn't mean there will be a 5.5" iPhone 6... :rolleyes: :apple:
     
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    Cue the "but the 5.5" iPhone doesn't exist" comments and memes...

    EDIT: Beaten by half a second.

    Also, Tim is probably not liking that Secretary now for that tweet.
     
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    Epic google translate. This is interesting!! Still hopeful for a 5.5
     
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    Heres one for you... I wonder if Safari will be snappier on the 5.5" iPhone :eek:
     
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    good detective work Macrumors!
     
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    A better combination would be 4.7 and a normal 4, wouldn't it? I mean, that keeps both the people who want the same size and the group that wants something bigger.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    The "highest" model number for the current iPhone 5C is A1532, and now this rumor is talking about an A1533. Seems as likely as anything that A1533 is the new $99 model.

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/iphone/iphone-faq/differences-between-iphone-5c-models.html
     
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    @1080p WHAT WHAT?!

    go 5.5"!!!
     
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    But if Thailand for to iPhone 6 models be two. Awesome is evidence the.

    D.
     
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    Where's 1080p at?

    (Edit: Dammit, beaten to it :))
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah 4.7" iPhone 6 and 6c LOL
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    I want this iPhone 5.5 to actually be 5.7 or similar, just so all these people who claim it isn't happening can be right but still so wrong.
     
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    Way to keep the debate alive! Lol. That IS a great observation though. Although that in no way confirms a cheaper second model. Maybe they're killing off the 5c in favor of the 5.5" and will continue to sell the 5s.
     
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    Almost certainly proves the existence or a larger iPhone (5.5"? ;D). Let's just wait and see... September will show it all!
     
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    Of course!
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    As soon as Apple announces a 5.5" iPhone, I am ending my contract early.
     
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    Heading for Thailand. With vengeance!
     
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    yes... Google translate IS interesting ....

    Its good to have tech on the "on the other side"

    This surprised me.
     
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    The whole 'doubling down on the secrets' thing just flew out the window.

    Sorry, Tim cook.
     
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    What if it's just 2 different colors and not sizes??
     
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    5.5" here I come. I don't care if it won't fit in my pocket!:cool::D:p
     
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    Sorry. But this is not confirmation. Hello free iPhone 5C with 8GB storage.
     

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