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.
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:
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.