A leaked internal document showing a timeline for a Chinese retail store, indicates that the new Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus will be launched in China on October 10th.
The aforementioned leaked internal memo shows that this unidentified store plans on training employees starting on October 7th, with sales to begin three days later.
Pricing is expected to be different this year, with carrier subsidies being cut. Originally, it was expected that the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 6 would be priced at the equivalent of $863. That was the price of the Apple iPhone 5s when launched in the country last year. The 5.5 inch-Apple iPhone 6 Plus was expected to be tagged at the equivalent of $1026. But that is not going to be the case.
According to a report from Bloomberg, China's regulators are requesting that carriers cut the amount of subsidies being offered to iPhone 6 buyers. The same report notes that China Mobile is seeking to cut its subsidies by $2 billion for the iPhone. That would result in a doubling of the price of the Apple iPhone 6.