Turkey’s biggest phone maker has announced plans to make its iPhone 6s a normal phone.
The Turkish firm said it would sell the handset in a number of markets across the world.
The company said it was working on “different approaches” to make it a standard phone for “a long time” but would release a more detailed statement later.
In a statement, the company said the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus would be made by the same company.
The iPhone 7 will be available for $699 (AU$849) in the US, with a starting price of $749 (AU $1,199).
The iPhone 8, which will be unveiled in the first half of next year, will be priced at $999 (AU£1,049).
Apple said it had launched a new website and was working with retailers to expand its availability in markets such as Europe.
It said it hoped to launch the phones in “the first half” of next month, adding it had already sold more than 5 million iPhones in the country.
The government said the new phones were to “ensure the stability and security of the internet and communications”.
The new phones will be sold at the Turkish company’s retail outlets and online.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told reporters at a conference in San Francisco the company was “really proud” of the new iPhones.
“We’re not just building phones here, we’re building the world’s most beautiful product,” he said.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it expected the phones to arrive by the end of next week, but that it could take “many months”.
“This announcement is yet another sign of the importance of the Internet to the American consumer,” FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said.
“It is vital that consumers have access to an affordable and reliable internet and that the FCC and the FTC continue to make progress to protect the privacy and security rights of all Americans.”