After the latest software update hit the market, so did Apple’s much anticipated iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices in 22 more countries. The goal, according to the company, is to reach 115 countries by the end of the year.
While this week wasn’t one that was overly exciting for the company – with a failed software update, and then the claim that iPhone 6 Plus devices would easily bend after being in a pocket for an extended period of time – there was still a lot of positive vibes left within Apple thanks to this release.
The latest markets to claim an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus were some of the bigger, global markets – like Russia, the United Arab Emirates, as well as Saudi Arabia.
In Amsterdam, and Barcelona Apple stores saw 600, and 400 people queue respectively in an effort to be amongst the first in their respective locations to get their hands on an iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, since its debut has been highly touted, and the source of extreme happiness from its core customer base. Even with claims that new iPhone 6 Plus devices bend – many of those rumors have been put to bed with numbers from Apple showing that just 9 people actually complained about a bent device.
Furthermore, research done a very reputable third-party actually showed that the iPhone 6 Plus was more durable than the iPhone 6 device and would require extreme weights and pressures in order to bend or break.
Other countries that were included in the most recent global rollout are Turkey, Spain, Taiwan, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, and Austria. There were many more, but as soon as developers corrected the network issues, it has been smooth sailing – relatively speaking – for Apple as a whole.
Overall, the device is a solid buy – and Apple’s continued support globally proves that. The company sold 10 million devices in the first weekend, without Chinese sales, which usually account for 15-20% of the total global sales market.
Continued improvement will obviously been seen as iOS 8 is out longer, and longer, but to say that the technology is as good as it gets today, isn’t the case. Apple has remained committed to improving the experience for all users, especially those global users, as feedback is received.