iPhone 6s now available in 40 more countries

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iPhone 6S in rose gold (top) and the iPhone 6S Plus.

Credit: Jason Snell

The initial phase of Apple's iPhone 6s launch went off without a hitch. Not only did Apple seemingly conquer the typical type of supply issues that tend to accompany new releases, but it also set a new sales record in the process. During the first three days of availability, Apple managed to sell more than 13 million iPhones worldwide, easily eclipsing the previous record by 3 million units.

Earlier today, Apple began the second phase of its iPhone 6s launch, with the company's next-gen smartphone arriving in an additional 40 countries.

The full list of new countries set to receive the iPhone 6s treatment include: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

Later this weekend, the iPhone 6s will go on sale in a number of countries in the Middle East, including Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Following that, the iPhone 6s will debut in Israel on October 15, in India, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Montenegro, South Africa, and Turkey on October 16, and in Belarus, Guam, Moldova, Serbia, South Korea, and the Ukraine on October 23.

Impressively, this is just the start of what will of course be Apple's widest and most accelerated iPhone rollout to date. By the time 2015 closes out, Apple is aiming to bring the 6s to over 130 countries.

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