外文标题：iPhone 6: Is Apple delaying India launch?
NEW DELHI: After surprising everyone by mentioning the iPhone 6's availability date on its official India website, Apple has taken a step back and removed it.
While Apple did not announce the timeframe for availability of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India during the iPhone launch event, it announced September 26 as the availability date for the two new phones on its website shortly after the event. A few hours later, the Cupertino giant changed the date to October 17. A day later, it has removed the date, disappointing potential consumers who're eagerly waiting for the new phones.
iphone发布会上，苹果并未宣布iphone 6和iphone6 Plus在印度上市的时间表。然而发布会后不久，苹果宣布9月26日为两款新手机的待发日。几小时后，这家总部位于库比蒂诺的巨头把日期改为10月17日。一天后又删去，令迫不及待想要入手新iphone手机的潜在消费者大失所望。
It is possible that Apple removed the launch date after anticipating supply delays for one or both the new iPhone models. Preorders for the phone start September 12 in markets like US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and UK, with availability staring September 19. The company would want to ensure there are sufficient stocks to satisfy consumers in its key markets, before taking the new iPhone to other countries.
Last year, Apple received flak for limited availability of the new gold-coloured iPhone 5S during the initial sales period. Media reports had indicated that supplies of the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus could be limited due to component shortages and display issues.
去年，苹果因iphone 5s土豪金版销售初期供货能力有限而饱受批评。媒体报道表明，受限于零件短缺和屏幕显示问题，5.5英寸的iphone6 plus的供货可能是有限的。
It is interesting to note that unlike previous launch events, Apple did not go into specifics of the iPhone's launch in different markets. Instead, it just gave a wider 'end of the year' release timeline giving itself enough buffer to satisfy demand for an eagerly-anticipated iPhone model. The larger screens, make the new iPhone a major upgrade despite the phone being an evolutionary upgrade.
Apple had also listed September 26 as the iPhone 6's availability date on its China website. However, it removed the date, later. According to Chinese media the reason for the delay was Apple not receiving a routine certification from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which inspects new smartphones before they are allowed on Chinese networks. It could be possible that supply constraints are also a reason for the delay. Reuters cited a China Mobile sales representative as saying employees had received a staff-wide notice saying the iPhone 6 will begin shipping at the end of 2014.
Apple had released the iPhone 5S and 5C in China in the first phase and had stressed that it was a key market for them. It is unlikely that it will launch the phone in India before making it available in China.
此前从iPhone 5s/5c之后，中国已经成为首批上市国家。苹果强调中国是其主要市场，在印度发布iphone 6先于在中国发布是不大可能的。
mvillavan kothai (India)
Apple has no capacity to sell globally; shame.
Pramod Bhatnagar (West Chester)
A good business strategy demands that the areas with brisk sale prospects should be served first.
Parv Sharma (Unknown)
For indians micromax is best, if not micromax then samsung.... We do not need Apple. Apple is for developed nations where quality of life is better.
Sorry to say I think Indian iPhone market is so insugnificant comapare to the west and China, apple dosn't need to waste its energy.
its not going to do much business in India