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2 million reservations in 6 hours: China shows strong early demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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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.

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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  1. 89p13 - 8 years ago

    I have to wonder if / how this will affect orders currently pending from the first pr-order date here in the US as well as the second wave of world wide roll out?

    • Ash Boer - 8 years ago

      Most likley, i had a iPhone 6 Plus 64GB on order from 12 September
      It was meant to be delivered from 7/10/2014 to 17/10/2014 but checking the stats on the order now, it is telling me it be delivered from 08/10/2014 – 20/10/2014

      What is also weird is, i had 2 iPhone 6 Plus on the same order – 1 Gold and 1 Silver, Gold model has already been shipped out and i am still waiting for the Silver model


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