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It might be two months before the rumored launch date of the iPhone 6, with a working phone yet to be sighted and no clue as to the retail price, but that isn’t stopping sellers taking pre-orders, reports the WSJ.

More than thirty sellers on Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace said they can help purchase the upcoming new iPhone 6s from the U.S. and Hong Kong. But there’s one catch: consumers have to pay a deposit ranging from 500 yuan ($80)  to 7,999 yuan ($1288).

One seller even went as far as putting together a laughable mockup of an Apple webpage for the iPhone 6 (the full page can be seen below).

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Another seller claimed the price of the unsubsidized 4.7-inch model would start at 5,288 yuan ($851) , with the  5.5-inch version starting at 5,988 yuan ($964), but there is absolutely no reason to think they have any information on Apple’s pricing plans.

Back in the real world, it’s been reported that Apple is looking to produce 70-80M iPhone 6 handsets by the end of the year, with production expected to begin imminently after Foxconn confirmed hiring 100,000 new workers for the project.

Here, for your amusement, is that full hilarious attempt at mocking up the iPhone 6 page on the Apple website (complete with the line that it was ‘made for iOS 7′) …

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6 Responses to “Chinese sellers taking iPhone 6 pre-orders two months before anticipated launch”

  1. It’s definitely going to be a massive hit with customers, new and current. This seems a bit much though.

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  2. password92 says:

    Stop! Luminous time!

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  3. makill says:

    What is the link for the mockup website

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  4. Laughing_Boy48 says:

    It’s good to hear someone wants the iPhone 6. The way Wall Street analyzes it is that Apple has too much competition from rival Android smartphone makers and that hardly anyone will be willing to pay a premium price for an iPhone 6 when they can get some cheap flagship Android smartphone for half the price. It’s really funny how pundits think they can predict the future sales of any unknown product and speak as though their word is fact.

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    • herb02135go says:

      Fom the whining on this site it’s easy to tell that consumers here are worried about Samsung.

      You criticize analysts for making projections yet commenters here are clamoring for a product that doesn’t yet exist. Same thing, Edision!

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