Apple Stocks Up 55,000 iPhone 6 Units for Tonight’s Midnight Launch in India
In order to ensure adequate supplies in the first batch, Apple has reportedly shipped around 55,000 iPhone 6 units to India for tonight’s midnight launch. The report, published by Economic Times, says that the handsets will be available beginning tomorrow and there is anticipation of high demand for the Indian market. The first lot of shipment should be sufficient to meet the demand, as there have been over 21,000 pre-orders for the device.
This initial supply is way much better compared to last year’s iPhone 5s and 5c launch where only around a mere 20,00 units were shipped in the first phase, which created excess demand, particularly in the case of the iPhone 5S. All top retailers and Apple stores across India will launch the new iPhone 6 today at midnight and will be given only to customers who have placed pre-orders, while regular sales begin tomorrow morning.
Samsung will also take on Apple head on with the launch of their flagship Galaxy Note 4 tomorrow. Check out our first impressions of the Galaxy Note 4.