The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will launch in Samsung’s home country, South Korea in mid-October. Additional countries are also expected to be part of the handset’s third wave of releases dates, according to ET News.
Though not yet confirmed by Apple, it looks like Oct. 21 is the day the iPhone 7 arrives in South Korea, according to a “high-ranking official for a mobile network provider.”
Earlier this month, it was reported that Apple was looking for a location for its first retail store in South Korea. One possible location is across the street from Samsung’s headquarters in Seoul.
This news comes as Samsung continues to deal with problems with its flagship Galaxy Note 7, which has been recalled over battery safety issues.
Apple has confirmed that the new iPhones will launch in India and Ukraine on Oct. 7, in Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, South Africa, and Turkey on Oct. 14, and in Thailand on Oct. 21.