The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch is spreading across the globe, with Apple putting its newest smartphones on sale in more than 20 new countries starting today.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and its bigger brother the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus first, selling an . That was in the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, and six other countries or regions. Today sees Apple bring its newest tech to a host of new territories, including Italy, Taiwan and Turkey.
Thanks to the miracle of time zones, New Zealand is the first of the second-wave of countries to get its mitts on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, available to Kiwis from NZ$999 and NZ$1,149 respectively.
Apple's new smartphones live up to their famous name, with both qualifying for "Outstanding" ratings in our in-depth reviews. Nevertheless, the launch of the new mobiles has been marred by several, including a glitch-riddled iOS 8 update that's since been pulled, and the news that some owners of the 6 Plus are finding them bending in their pockets. Apple , saying that since going on sale, only nine customers had contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus.
The full list of countries where the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are on sale from today is as follows:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.