Data Ex­press prom­ises bet­ter iPhone 6s sup­ply

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Data Ex­press In­fotech Co., one of Ap­ple Inc.’ s main dis­trib­u­tors in Tai­wan, said Wed­nes­day that its ini­tial de­liv­ery of iPhone 6s mod­els will be higher than last year’s first ship­ment of the iPhone 6.

“Our ship­ment ar­rival will be a lot more than last year,” Data Ex­press Gen­eral Man­ager Andy Tu told a press brief­ing with re­gard to his com­pany’s pro­mo­tions for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which will hit Tai­wan stores Oct. 9.

Since the iPhone 6s mod­els were un­veiled Sept. 9, more than 60 per­cent of Data Ex­press’ cus­tomers have ex­pressed in­ter­est in buy­ing the new rose-gold color of the big-screen iPhone, Tu said.

To cash in on that strong de­mand, the com­pany will have 100 units of the rose-gold iPhone 6s and 6s Plus ready for the first sale day at its flag­ship store in the Syn­trend Cre­ative Park in Taipei, Tu said.

Data Ex­press has 43 re­tail stores and six main­te­nance cen­ters in Tai­wan.

Ear­lier media

re­ports have cited tele­com sources as say­ing that the ini­tial ship­ments of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to Tai­wan are es­ti­mated at 200,000 units.

Tai­wanese car­ri­ers re­leased their pric­ing plans for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Oct. 5, which are at least NT$3,000 (US$92) more ex­pen­sive than the iPhone 6 re­leased last year.

The tele­com com­pa­nies, how­ever, did not an­nounce prices for the new Ap­ple smart­phones with­out a con­tract, and Ap­ple has not yet an­nounced lo­cal pric­ing for the new de­vices.

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