Apple has begun shipping iPhones 6 and 6S in Australia, New Zealand and the US, marking the first time the company has offered two new phones in one country.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models will be available to buy at Apple retail stores in the US on December 16 and 17, and they will also be available on December 21 and 22 in Australia and New Zealand.
The first iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s models will hit stores on December 17 in the United States and Canada, followed by the iPhone 6 plus and iPhone SE on December 20.
Both models will also hit Apple retail outlets in China, India, Mexico and Turkey.
Both iPhones are made by Samsung, which previously released the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 smartphones.
The launch of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 7 is a rare occurrence for Apple, which is known for its relatively low-volume iPhone sales and the company’s long-term strategy to focus on making more phones that are more affordable and capable.
The Apple iPhone 5 is currently available in over 200 countries.
The company previously launched the iPhone 4S and Apple iPhone 4, but those devices did not receive widespread availability and have struggled to gain traction among consumers.
Both the iPhone models are expected to hit the Apple store shelves in Australia on December 11 and 12, followed in New Zealand on December 19 and 20.
The new iPhone models will go on sale in stores in Australia from December 10 and 11, and in New England from December 16.