Monday 23 October 2017

Apple iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus: New phones to go on sale here October 9

The new Apple iPhone 6S
The new Apple iPhone 6S
Queues outside the Apple store in Sydney
Apple CEO Tim Cook stands in front of a screen displaying apps available for the Apple watch
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

APPLE has announced record sales of its new iPhone models and has set a launch date for Irish shops of October 9.

The iPhone 6s will cost €759 for the 16GB model, €869 for the 64GB model and €979 for the 128GB model. The iPhone 6s Plus will cost €869 for the 16GB model, €979 for the 64GB model and €1089 for the 128GB model. The phones will also be available from most big Irish operators on a subsidised bill-pay basis.

The phones will be available in gold, silver, “space grey” and the new rose gold metallic finishes.

Today, Apple said that it has sold more than 13m new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models within three days of its launch. The company said that this is the highest post-launch level of iPhone sales it has achieved to date.

The new iPhones feature better (12-megapixel) cameras, more power a multi-touch interface called ‘3D Touch’, which senses how deeply you press the screen and lets you complete tasks based on that. The phones are also built from stronger aluminium, to avoid any repeat of the ‘bendgate’ controversy of last year.

Other countries to receive the new model on October 9th include Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. The new iPhones will be available in over 130 countries by the end of the year, according to Apple.

The company’s chief executive, Tim Cook, was exuberant at the handset sales figures.

“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Mr Cook. “Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9.”



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