Expected Prices and Official Release Dates for iPhone 6 in Thailand

September 10, 2014
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UPDATE: Official release date for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus in #Thailand is Friday 31 October 2014. Expect pre-ordering to start a week beforehand.

News about the latest iPhone and Apple Watch have just been released. At first glance it all looks good though I won’t decide if I will buy one until I have seen some real field testing from the general public. As usual, Thailand is not among the first countries to get their hands on iPhone 6. But at least we can ignore the hype and have time to make a proper decision. I still have the iPhone 4S as I wasn’t impressed with the iPhone 5. But the bigger screen of the iPhone 6 is a major draw for me as well, of course, the improved camera. I’m also interested in the fitness version of the Apple Watch. For the 15 most important announcements from the Apple Watch, iPhone 6 event read this article by The Verge.

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As expected, the prices of  iPhone 5S and 5C have already gone down in the Apple Store in Thailand. If you want a secondhand version, you will soon be able to get some good prices as people start to sell their old phones in the coming weeks. Here are the new official prices for these older models:

iPhone 5c 8GB 14,900 Baht
iPhone 5s 16GB 19,900 Baht
iPhone 5s 32GB 21,900 Baht

We don’t have the official prices of the two iPhone 6 models yet for Thailand, but this is what we are expecting:

iPhone 6
16GB
23,144-25,144 Baht
64GB 26,458-29,222 Baht
128GB 29,771-32,779 Baht

iPhone 6 Plus
16GB 26,457-29,212 Baht
64GB 29,771-32,774 Baht
128GB 33,499-36,846 Baht

These estimates are based on Hong Kong and Singapore prices at today’s exchange rates. Lower end is Hong Kong.

The Apple Watch has a variety of different models and all we know at the moment is that the starting price will be from $349 (11,900 baht) and will go on sale in 2015. More about this soon.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will go on sale from 19th September 2014 in these countries: US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and United Kingdom. No official news about the release date in Thailand yet. However, speculation is that it will be officially released in Thailand towards the end of October or early November 2014. If you cannot wait that long, I am sure you will be able to buy an imported version of iPhone 6 at MBK in Bangkok from next weekend (20/21 September 2014) at inflated prices. More on this soon on my blog and my Twitter account @RichardBarrow.

40 Responses to Expected Prices and Official Release Dates for iPhone 6 in Thailand

  1. michael
    September 13, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    If i buy an iphone 6 in the UK and have a friend bring it here will it work if i put my thai sim in it?

    Thanks

    • Richard Barrow
      September 15, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Any unlocked iPhone can work here.

      • Htee
        September 18, 2014 at 11:12 am

        If I buy unlock iPhone 6 plus in U.S and I use SIM card. can I use SIM card in Thailand?

        • Richard Barrow
          September 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm
          • Hussain
            October 4, 2014 at 3:13 am

            Hi Richard,
            Could you please let me know the best price and where to buy Iphone 6 unlocked ones in Bangkok.

            Regards
            Hussain

          • Richard Barrow
            October 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

            The price is changing daily. We are expecting the official launch later this month. Personally I wouldn’t buy on the grey market as they won’t be a warranty if it breaks.

      • Sam rutnarak
        September 20, 2014 at 9:08 am

        If I buy iphone 6 from us, will The warranty be honored ?

        • chongkee
          September 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

          If I buy iphone 6 from us, will The warranty be honored ?

          *no… the iphone bought in the US can only be fixed/replaced in the US… the service center in Thailand won’t acknowledge it… I went to singapore for a replacement for my phone but they wouldn’t honor it either.. good luck

          • Peter
            October 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm

            If you buy the iPhone in the us or anywhere else the warranty will be honored at any official iphone store worldwide. Thailand has only authorized resellers so they will only deal with phones bought in Thailand.

    • Robert
      November 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Yes it will work, but think twice about doing so because your phone warranty will be good in the UK and not Thailand. I bought a iPhone 5 in the States, only to have it go bonkers after it’s first small drop the second month in use. Tried to get it repaired in Thailand where I moved to, and was told many times that my warranty wasn’t any good in Thailand, being it was purchased in another country. For service I had to send it back to Hawaii to my brother to get it replaced. What a pain in the Okole. Or the other option was to travel to Hong Kong or some other country where the warranty was still available. Thought I’d save a few bucks, but prior to the move to Thailand I also purchased a Mini iPad. So during these two purchases, with the salesperson both knowing I’d be taking them to my new home, neither mentioned to me my warranty there would not cover their products. Hahaha, have a nice day!

  2. Zubar
    September 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I don’t think the sim will fit. On the uk apple site it says the sim for previous iPhones is different. 🙁

  3. Isaac
    September 25, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Do you know houw much 6 and 6 plus models being sold at MBK currently?

    • Stephane
      October 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      MBK. between 45 and 90k. Just wait better.

  4. Jessica
    October 14, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Hi Richard,
    Could you please let me know where to buy Iphone 6 plus unlocked ones in Bangkok.

    • Richard Barrow
      October 14, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      If you want one from the grey market with no warranty then buy from MBK. Official unlocked ones will go on sale from 31 October across Thailand. See my latest blog on how to pre-order.

  5. Paul
    October 20, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Richard , have you any idea when the ipad air 2 will arrive in Thailand.
    I cannot believe how long it takes to get anything new here, and how we have such a low accessory choice compared to other countries.

    • Richard Barrow
      October 21, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Quite often the iPads come sooner rather than later. Should be soon as iPad Air is now on sale.

  6. Zoom009
    October 24, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Should I buy iPhone 6 in Thailand or Hongkong?

    • Richard Barrow
      October 24, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Should I eat chicken or pork for lunch? Sorry, but same kind of question. I don’t know your circumstances so cannot really answer.

  7. Charlie
    October 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Hi Richart,

    Good afternoon.
    I would like to buy iphone 6. But I would like to know which model is suitable for me? I will use for only e-mail. Not download much applications.
    Could you please kindly advised 16 GB or 64 GB?

    Brgds/Charlie.

  8. Greg
    November 23, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Hi, Richard, where can I buy iphone 6 reliably in Bangkok?

    • Richard Barrow
      November 23, 2014 at 10:55 am

      From one of the main carriers like True, DTAC or AIS. Or an iStore.

      • D'Htwe
        January 15, 2015 at 1:23 pm

        i have one iphone 6, and i cannot use thai sim. how i have to do?

  9. Hazel
    December 7, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Hi. Does anyone know if you are still able to purchase iPhone 5’s in Bangkok & if so, whats the average price & best place to buy one please.

  10. Ankita
    December 29, 2014 at 1:14 am

    hi Richard I am from India,I wana know the price of 5c 8gb in Bangkok. In India it is 22,900 rupees

  11. NOLES
    January 18, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Dumb Question.

    Can I purchase an iPhone 6 (or any model really) in Bangkok and have it reliably work back here stateside on one of the US Carriers (Verizon)?

    • Richard Barrow
      January 19, 2015 at 6:45 am

      Phones here are unlocked. I used mine on my trip to the UK. I just changed to a local SIM there.

  12. Inga Björk
    February 5, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Hi
    My iphone 5s was stolen here in Koh phangan, Thailands 🙁
    Can you please tell me if it’s better for me to buy the Iphone 6 in Phuket in Thailand or in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia..where is it cheaper?
    Also is it ok for me to buy it if im from Iceland? can i buy it unlocked?

    Kind regards

  13. chintu
    February 24, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Richard ,
    I am from India can u say me the price of unlocked iphone 5s 16 gb , unlocked iphone 6 plus 16 gb

  14. wern
    February 26, 2015 at 7:05 am

    When i buy a iPhone6+ can i change my sim card from “my” (CAT) to a nano-sim-card für iPhone6 by CAT, or is iPhon6 only for AIS, DTAC and TRUE in Thailand?

    • Richard Barrow
      February 26, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      iPhone 6 in Thailand is not locked.

      • wern
        February 26, 2015 at 4:42 pm

        Excuse me, Richard, may be i have to make my question more clear. I dont see an offer for nano-sim-card by CAT, but is see them by AIS, DTAC and TRUE and i read as iPhone 6 only works with nano-sim-card. I use now iPhone 4 with micro-sim-card from CAT.

  15. waan
    June 6, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Richard, can you please let me know the price of iPhone 5 in Bangkok and where can I buy it in Bangkok? Is it better to buy 5s with some more bucks?
    Need your review urgently
    Thanks

  16. Khachi
    June 23, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    May i know the price of iphone5s in Bangkok?

  17. deepak jain
    July 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Hi richard i want to buy an iphone 6 in bankok can i know whats the price of iphone6 in bankok plzzz

  18. Kevin K
    October 12, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Hey Richard,

    Any idea to what might be the prices and the official release date of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in Thailand? Also by how much do you think will there be price drops of the previous iPhones?

    Thank you. 🙂

  19. Vidya
    November 7, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Richard – Have to mention -You are so passionate about Thailand, Cheers!

    Are you back out in Thailand ? I am looking to buy an iphone 6 plus 64gb

    please help me with below queries:

    Where to buy in Bangkok( store):
    Will the phone be unlocked/ usable in India:
    Price:

    Thank you for your patience

    Cheers,
    V 🙂

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