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