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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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