A week after launching the U.S., the U.K., and few other key markets of the world, Apple today launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in India and 28 other markets.
The initial response to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been lukewarm, with the usual rush that is associated with a new iPhone launch completely missing with them. The tepid customer response is likely due to most of them being interested in the iPhone X which goes up for pre-order on October 27 and hits the retail stores on November 3.
As for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the handsets went on sale in the following markets starting from today:
Andorra, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
These are the last major markets where the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are going to be available before the iPhone X makes its debut in late October. Similar to its US launch, the iPhone 8 launch in all the above countries was met with lukewarm consumer response as well.
While Apple followed an extremely aggressive launch schedule with the iPhone 8, the iPhone X launch is going to be even more aggressive as the handset is going to go on sale across 55+ countries at the same time.