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2 million iPhone 6 units already pre-ordered in China (in just 6 hours)?

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2 million iPhone 6 units already pre-ordered in China (in just 6 hours)?
While Apple will accept direct pre-orders for its latest iPhones in China only starting October 10, as of today customers can pre-order the new handsets via China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom (the three carriers that control the country’s mobile market).

According to Chinese website Feng, the three carriers registered 2 million iPhone pre-orders in just 6 hours. Needless to say, this is an impressive number. To put it in perspective, we’ll remind you that Apple received 4 million iPhone pre-orders in 24 hours from all 9 countries where the iPhone 6 was initially released. Of course, we must not forget that China has over 1.2 billion mobile subscribers, being by far the largest mobile market in the world.

Apple has fierce rivals in China, including local handset makers like Xiaomi, Lenovo and Huawei, plus its global arch-rival Samsung. This, however, doesn’t seem to stop millions of customers from wanting to buy its devices. It’s well-known that extra-large smartphones are very popular in China (and South-East Asia in general), so Apple is probably more than happy regarding its decision to make both a 4.7-inch, and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6.


source: Feng (translated) via Tech in Asia

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posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:47 3

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


2 million orders in six hours = not likely.

More like Apple is laundering a lot of money for the Chinese government.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 05:04 9

21. AlikMalix (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


You (and those that voted up your post) read the report, yet you disagree and now on a delusional quest that Apple is doing favors for Chinese government (the same government that almost banned Apple products). Yep, iOS users are in denial and delusional...

I get it, you cannot believe the numbers, specially where a device you hate sells so well, but this drivel for a post is just pathetic...

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 07:07 5

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


H to the A to the T to the E to the R, is what you are.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 10:36

32. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I'm surprised that any Chinese people can even afford a iphone.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 14:41

35. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Within the next 3 years you will see that it will actually be the Chinese buying products up while it will be a wonder Americans can afford them.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:48

2. Hashed (unregistered)


Android and WP is the answer for this desease.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:53 6

3. promise7 (Posts: 857; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Education is the answer for your "desease."

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 01:22

16. Hashed (unregistered)


Mind your own business.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:53 8

4. MegaEvolution (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Congratulations Apple :)

Love my iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ with 128gb storage each :)

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 00:01

7. Scott93274 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Great Scott! how much did that cost you?

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 00:08 2

10. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2017; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


More than her required brain surgery.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 00:14 1

11. Scott93274 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Not very nice XperiaFanZone, Not very nice at all.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 00:21 1

14. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2017; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I hate attention whores.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 00:27

15. Scott93274 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


.... Fair enough.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 06:49 2

23. Pattyface (Posts: 1511; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


I hate people who disrespect others for their comments to that have nothing to do with you

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 08:44

31. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2017; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


It's not their comments, it's their operation.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 00:17

13. Spedez (Posts: 436; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


I hate them. For the rest of us.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 07:02

25. Cicero (Posts: 848; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


How do you play whit them? One for each hand, eye, ear, pocket, cargo leg. Enjoy! LOL

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:56

5. Scott93274 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Well, hopefully they advertise it better than Europe has.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/1/6880089/this-bent-iphone-6-poster-is-perfect

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:58 3

6. tacarat (Posts: 724; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


They like to buy domestic products.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 00:01 1

8. Scott93274 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


That they do.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 00:02

9. promise7 (Posts: 857; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


The Apple logo is a status symbol in China so this is no surprise. Through BendGate, a flawed iOS launch, security compromises, and iCloud issues the Chinese population still buys it without hesitatation.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 04:55 6

20. AlikMalix (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Maybe people understand that all these news are over-hyped and even with a few counts of problems here and there, they don't over-weigh the experience that people enjoy with iOS...

Maybe some people really do like iOS over Android - did you think about that? Inconceivable isn't it?

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 00:16

12. Spedez (Posts: 436; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


They also want to check if they bend.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 01:24 5

17. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


best smartphone at this moment, better than note 4

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 02:02

18. Scott93274 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Moto X > iPhone 6

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 03:01

19. Hashed (unregistered)


True, I would buy the Moto X if it wasn't for the poor battery performance.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 07:28

29. Scott93274 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Maybe it's something to think about, the Moto X will be getting Android L before the majority of other Android devices and it's slated to have a 30% improvement in power consumption. The phone is already reviewed to last a full day on normal use, so I think as it is right now it's perfectly acceptable, though everyone has their own expectations...

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 12:53

33. icrappy (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


note 4 is way better and iphone has no proof to support your claims

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 06:07 5

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


2 million smart, and soon to be happy with their purchase Chinese consumers. Congrats.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 06:50 3

24. Pattyface (Posts: 1511; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Another site is saying it's now at 6 million

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 07:05 4

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The people have spoken lol. If Apple releases 8.1 this month with Apple. Pay, it'll be pretty cool.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 12:55

34. icrappy (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


2 million brainwashed fruit worshippers that is the source of all the sins on this earth

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 07:02

26. dimas (Posts: 1823; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


2 million people going to do youtube video reviews if it bends.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 07:31

30. Mena13Suvari (Posts: 28; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)


Apple will sell, but they are not selling device, they are selling "lifestyle". They made ppl to be believe that when youre in possesion of Apple device youre "one of them" whoever "them" is to be - sucessful, happy, handsome, rich etc. Their marketing is brilliant, its not easy to achive this. But truth needs to be told - all their device is overpriced junk and the quality is declining fast. I owned iPod 20GB, it sounded so much better than this new iPods.. Now I use Samsung Q2, best sounding mp3 player I ever heard.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 19:55 1

36. 364994952 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


Hi all, the truth is that in China we could not use all the function of Android. As you know Google
is forbidden in China, so you cannot use Google play, Google now.. maps.. it is unacceptable.
You even could not have a Google account for games such as COC... So many customers prefer iPhone after suffering with Android.

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