OnePlus deconflicts with Apple launch

UPDATE: Catch the launch live on Youtube at 11pm Singapore time.

OnePlus has brought forward its OnePlus 6T launch to October 29 to avoid a clash with Apple’s iPad Pro and Mac event the next day. The China smartphone maker had been first off the block with the October 30 date but Apple threw a curveball by announcing that its launch event will be on the same day in the same city.

To OnePlus’ credit, it moved swiftly to reschedule its launch date via an announcement in the OnePlus Community Forum.

“We have only just begun our journey and cannot afford to let one of the most important products in our history be affected by another great product launch. So after deep reflection, we have decided to move the OnePlus 6T Launch Event in New York City to October 29,” said Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus.

The 1,000 fans who have already purchased tickets for the OnePlus event but cannot make it will get a refund of the ticket. Those who still want to attend will be reimbursed for changes to their flight and hotel costs.

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