According to AppleInsider, Chinese carriers have recorded more than 2 million reservations of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the first six hours of opening. Although official preorders start on October 10th, carriers are already offering presale signups.

By contrast, Apple announced preorders of 5 million units across a 24 hour period for nine countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. Although reservations don’t translate directly into formal orders, it is still a good showing and a great indicator that Chinese iPhone sales will continue to boost Apple’s bottom line.

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More impressively, the reports note that these reservations are not for base models. The majority of the bookings are for the mid-tier 64 GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’s. It is expected that the iPhone 6 Plus will e very dominant in China, where big-screen phones have infiltrated deep into their culture.

Apple will start selling both phones in China on October 17th.

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