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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus spread to 36 countries today, another 6 tomorrow

We “warned” you Apple was looking to conquer the world with its debut 3D Touch-enabled iPhone generation, and the global invasion enters a crowded second phase today. As promised, Cupertino will raise the availability tally to close to 50 markets by the end of October 9, and surpass the half-century milestone tomorrow, October 10.

The first wave of iPhone 6s/6s Plus launches brought the two iOS phablets on store shelves in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, UK and, of course, US back on September 28.

Stateside, the 6s and 6s Plus literally just went on sale in SIM-free configurations as well, and next up, you’ll be able to buy them from Apple’s regional departments in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

You don’t get to see a list of countries two smartphones roll out in that takes up nearly four lines of text in a Pocketnow post every day, and yet, there are more in sight. Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates within 24 hours, then India, Malaysia, and Turkey a week from now.

That’s 11 territories worldwide off the bat, an additional 36 today, 6 tomorrow, and 3 on October 16, plus an extra 70+ by the end of the year to reach the over 130 target set when the new iPhones first saw daylight.

If you’re wondering where exactly the 6s and 6s Plus are priciest at the moment converted to familiar currency, the answer is Russia, followed by Norway, with $930 and $1,075, and $915 and $1,050 respectively for “entry-level” 16GB variants.

Sources: 9To5Mac, PhoneArena

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