Jacky Yap  |  SG
Published 2014-08-15 10:00:51

Ahead of Apple’s new iPhone event on September 9th, Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission is reported to have approved two new Apple handsets for sale in the country. The approval was also confirmed on Twitter by the country’s Secretary General:

Image Credit: Twitter (translated)
Image Credit: Twitter (translated from Thai)

Thailand an Important Market for Apple?

The announcement suggests that Thailand could be among the list of launch countries for the next-generation iPhone devices soon to be announced in 3 weeks time. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, which was announced in September 2013, did not initially launch in Thailand, instead the devices launched in the country only during late-October.

This may suggest that Apple might be putting more focus on the Thailand market. Earlier in June, another report seems to suggest that too: whereby Apple was seeking language engineers for nine languages, including Thai, to “teach Siri how to understand and speak new languages.”

According to Yozzo, in 2013, Thailand set the world record in migrating 2G subscribers to 3G subscribers. 30% of Thailand’s existing 95 Million 2G customers shifted to 3G in only 5 months, highlighting the potential mobile growth in the country.

Leaked Photos of iPhone 6

As with its other iPhone launches, there are bound to be leaked photos across the internet prior to the main event. Most media reports suggest that the new phone will come in two sizes, with a 4.7-inch model expected to be launched first, followed by a 5.5-inch model later in the year or sometime in 2015. The iPhone 6 is also expected to be much thinner than its predecessors, with an updated iOS (dubbed iOS 8), a faster processor as well as a better camera.

Here are some of the leaked photos of the new device:

Image Credit: Techradar
Image Credit: Techradar
Image Credit: Techradar
Image Credit: Techradar

Will you be getting one?

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