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Ahead of the game: Thailand has already approved the iPhone 6

The next iPhone has not even been announced yet but Thailand has approved it for sale. Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has approved two new iPhones with the model numbers A1524 and A1586, which could be the new iPhone 6.

The news was confirmed by the secretary general via Twitter in which he specifically mentions the iPhone 6. The NBTC refused to reveal any other details about the devices saying it was a company secret of Apple’s.

The approval of two new models could mean a number of things. First, the numbers could refer to a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch version of the yet-to-be announced iPhone 6. They could also be two different versions of the 4.7-inch model, perhaps a 6 and 6c version.

As Thailand has approved these devices for sale already it would seem that Apple is planning a major international rollout. The iPhone 5s and 5c did not make it to Thailand until late October in 2013.

Production of the iPhone 6 is said to be well underway; front panels showing a 4.7-inch screen were recently leaked. This is an early start for production, too and could signal efforts by Apple to ensure enough supply for launch day.

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