Second Wave of iPhone 6s Launch May Be Hitting Netherlands and India in October

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According to a few sources out of the Dutch telecommunications industry, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be launching in the Netherlands on October 2, with pre-orders for the release beginning a week earlier on September 25 (via iPhoned) [Google Translate].

The pricing for the new smartphones will be a bit different compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with the 16GB version of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus going for EUR749 and EUR849, respectively. That's EUR50 more expensive than last year's models, a statistic which keeps increasing with the addition of storage and choosing the Plus model over the normal version. As iPhoned points out, the most expensive 128GB iPhone 6s Plus model will now be EUR1,069.


Along with the Netherlands, a report out of India last week suggested that Apple is accelerating the launch of the new iPhones in the country, which will directly face Samsung's decision to launch the newly announced Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note5 in the same time window (via The Economic Times). The rumor states that Apple will try to launch the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus by October 10-11, which is about a month ahead of its initial plans for a November launch in India.
If the Apple India team manages to convince its Cupertino headquarters, it will be the fastest ever launch of any Apple product in India since announcement.

"An October launch will give it a significant time to align its marketing campaign well ahead of Diwali unlike last year when it got just a week for the same and also leveraging upon its expanded distribution coverage now as compared to an year ago," said Tarun Pathak, senior analyst at market tracker Counterpoint Research.
The new iPhones went up for pre-order over the weekend, and will launch next week on September 25 in the first-wave of launch countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, and the United States. Apple previously announced that it has plans for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to be in over 130 countries by the end of 2015, but hasn't given any specific names to the locations included in the next launch wave.

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Imory

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Damn those prices.. That Euro needs to get better ASAP
Indeed. Granted, some of it can be explained by how strong the US dollar has gotten, but places like Canada suffer from ridiculous arbitrary price gouging, despite the fact that some of its products are made in Canada.

All in all, the prices of an unlocked iPhone since the release of the iPhone 5, have increased with €150 in Europe. That's certainly something during a time where smartphones have become a commodity, where competitors like LG, Motorola, One Plus etc are releasing flagship models that have been "cheaper" than ever. It's obviously not mandatory to buy an iPhone, but it's interesting to put it in perspective.
 

originalmagneto

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I would happily pay a price premium in the EU, however, it is simply ridiculous that I pay a higher price than my friends in the US, but I don't get the services that Apple customers enjoy in "first class countries". For example, in my country, we dont have Siri in my language, we don't have Siri data (cinemas, restaurants, POIs), we don't have Apple Pay, we don't have Apple Store (web or brick), we don't get the benefits that other customers get BUT we pay the SAME or HIGHER prices!!!

I know Slovakia / Czech rep. are small countries, but look at Poland, a 40mil. nation without Siri??? Let's start a petition, a boycott. Apple has the financial means to solve this "problem", but they are not pushed by their customers to do so.

ARE WE SECOnD CLASS CIZITENS? I DEMAND EQUALITY!
 

John Mcgregor

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I would happily pay a price premium in the EU, however, it is simply ridiculous that I pay a higher price than my friends in the US, but I don't get the services that Apple customers enjoy in "first class countries". For example, in my country, we dont have Siri in my language, we don't have Siri data (cinemas, restaurants, POIs), we don't have Apple Pay, we don't have Apple Store (web or brick), we don't get the benefits that other customers get BUT we pay the SAME or HIGHER prices!!!

I know Slovakia / Czech rep. are small countries, but look at Poland, a 40mil. nation without Siri??? Let's start a petition, a boycott. Apple has the financial means to solve this "problem", but they are not pushed by their customers to do so.

ARE WE SECOnD CLASS CIZITENS? I DEMAND EQUALITY!
Cook is the hypocrite. There are plenty of languages that are missing from just OS X and iOS interface even though Apple has been selling in those countries for decades.
 
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RosOne

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I would happily pay a price premium in the EU, however, it is simply ridiculous that I pay a higher price than my friends in the US, but I don't get the services that Apple customers enjoy in "first class countries". For example, in my country, we dont have Siri in my language, we don't have Siri data (cinemas, restaurants, POIs), we don't have Apple Pay, we don't have Apple Store (web or brick), we don't get the benefits that other customers get BUT we pay the SAME or HIGHER prices!!!

I know Slovakia / Czech rep. are small countries, but look at Poland, a 40mil. nation without Siri??? Let's start a petition, a boycott. Apple has the financial means to solve this "problem", but they are not pushed by their customers to do so.

ARE WE SECOnD CLASS CIZITENS? I DEMAND EQUALITY!
<rumour>Siri coming to Poland before the end of the year</rumour>
 

Imory

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I would happily pay a price premium in the EU, however, it is simply ridiculous that I pay a higher price than my friends in the US, but I don't get the services that Apple customers enjoy in "first class countries". For example, in my country, we dont have Siri in my language, we don't have Siri data (cinemas, restaurants, POIs), we don't have Apple Pay, we don't have Apple Store (web or brick), we don't get the benefits that other customers get BUT we pay the SAME or HIGHER prices!!!

I know Slovakia / Czech rep. are small countries, but look at Poland, a 40mil. nation without Siri??? Let's start a petition, a boycott. Apple has the financial means to solve this "problem", but they are not pushed by their customers to do so.

ARE WE SECOnD CLASS CIZITENS? I DEMAND EQUALITY!
The best way to show your disgruntlement is to vote with your wallet.
 

macs4nw

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Indeed. Granted, some of it can be explained by how strong the US dollar has gotten, but places like Canada suffer from ridiculous arbitrary price gouging, despite the fact that some of its products are made in Canada.

All in all, the prices of an unlocked iPhone since the release of the iPhone 5, have increased with €150 in Europe. That's certainly something during a time where smartphones have become a commodity, where competitors like LG, Motorola, One Plus etc are releasing flagship models that have been "cheaper" than ever. It's obviously not mandatory to buy an iPhone, but it's interesting to put it in perspective.
Purely supply-and-demand economics.

I agree that the current strength of the US$ sucks for the rest of the world, as it pertains to buying iPhones etc., but even before the surge of the greenback, iPhones were much more expensive than the competition's phones, in the US and elsewhere. If we didn't want them so badly, they would be cheaper.

Like any other company, Apple will straddle that fine line between maximizing profits and overcharging to the point of affecting sales numbers.
 
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Imory

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Purely supply-and-demand economics.

I agree that the current strength of the US$ sucks for the rest of the world, as it pertains to buying iPhones etc., but even before the surge of the greenback, iPhones were much more expensive than the competition's phones, in the US and elsewhere. If we didn't want them so badly, they would be cheaper.

Like any other company, Apple will straddle that fine line between maximizing profits and overcharging to the point of affecting sales numbers.
Agreed. I wouldn't dispute that for a second.
 

Glassed Silver

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I would happily pay a price premium in the EU, however, it is simply ridiculous that I pay a higher price than my friends in the US, but I don't get the services that Apple customers enjoy in "first class countries". For example, in my country, we dont have Siri in my language, we don't have Siri data (cinemas, restaurants, POIs), we don't have Apple Pay, we don't have Apple Store (web or brick), we don't get the benefits that other customers get BUT we pay the SAME or HIGHER prices!!!

I know Slovakia / Czech rep. are small countries, but look at Poland, a 40mil. nation without Siri??? Let's start a petition, a boycott. Apple has the financial means to solve this "problem", but they are not pushed by their customers to do so.

ARE WE SECOnD CLASS CIZITENS? I DEMAND EQUALITY!
There is no first rank countries to Apple.
There is just one: the US.

Then comes the 1.5th rank that is Canada, UK and maybe AUS. Those are very shaky though and often in the 2nd league.

Second rank countries: Germany, France, Switzerlands (small, but they pony up the dough you know), Japan, etc...

Then there's the other ranks who haven't even gotten features that are 3-4 or even more years old. OUCH.
(even ones that make money)

Whenever Tim Cook says they want to bring technology closer to everybody I cannot stop and think of their slacking in terms of regionalization and localization or trying to speed up licensing in such countries.

Oh, and let's not forget China, they are kinda in a special position, they get a lot of extra love and effort, because the nation is big and rich and there's a lot of fish to catch and lure, once China is conquered I'm sure it'll be just another regular 1.5th/2nd rank nation and efforts wind down.

Glassed Silver:mac
 

atmc

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Still no news about the iPhone 6s coming to other countries :( hope this week they anounce when the preorders will start for the second wave countries.
 
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