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China Mobile receives preorders for 33,000 Apple iPhone 6 units

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China Mobile receives preorders for 33,000 Apple iPhone 6 units
Even though the Apple iPhone 6 won't be unveiled until September 9th, China Mobile has already started accepting preorders for both a 4.7 inch and a 5.5 inch variant of the handset. This would seem to confirm that the 5.5 inch iPhone phablet exists. The world's largest carrier restricted preorders to its online store accessible in Beijing. Since accepting these preorders, China Mobile has rung up more than 33,000 reservations. A person familiar with the timing of the launch, said that the next-gen iPhone would be released in the middle of this month.

On Taobao, which is described as the largest e-commerce platform in China, several online stores that will be receiving the phone, are requesting that customers put down $810 USD to reserve the model. One electronics seller on the platform said that many are asking about the phone, but few are actually laying out money to reserve it. He said that since July, he has had 16 orders. But this is something that has been seen throughout the country, now that Apple is making its products available in China closer to the initial launch date. The top Taobao stores have written up about 200 preorders each for the iPhone 6. When the Apple iPhone 5 was due out, these stores were able to pick up as many as 700 preorders each.

Apple is facing stiff competition in China from Meizu and Xiaomi. In fact, earlier today the Meizu MX4 was introduced in China, sporting an octa-core MediaTek chip. Priced at $293 for the 16GB version, this is a good example of what Apple is up against in China. For the second quarter, Apple had the sixth highest smartphone market share in the country.

source: ChinaDaily via AppleInsider

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posted on 02 Sep 2014, 23:28 1

1. Derekjeter (Posts: 314; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Apple will most likely not sell too many iPhone's in China but here in the states it will sell out in the same day of launch. I know I'm getting 3 of the 4.7 and if the note 4 changes that crap of UI touchwiz ill be getting one also.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 00:10 1

2. AlikMalix (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


And, so it begins.... September 9th "Release the Kraken!"

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 01:21

3. T.Law (Posts: 346; Member since: 10 May 2014)


The Kraken is gonna get released today, not on September 9th.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 01:50

6. AlikMalix (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I guess that makes iPhone 6 - Perseus. Either way, World is waiting for September 9th. No one really knows about other releases (wow, another android, weeee).

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 03:21

10. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1163; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I guess you think the world thinks as you do. Many people await the iPhone 6, but also the Note 4, Moto X+1, Nexus 6 and so on.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 07:24

11. T.Law (Posts: 346; Member since: 10 May 2014)


iPhone6 can be anything you want because it will still feel like a remote control next to the Note4.

And I hope you know that the Kraken is actually from the Norse mythology and it has nothing to do with the Greek one.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:47

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 12445; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Go hope on those articles then.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 13:55

14. T.Law (Posts: 346; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Did I hit a nerve? :)
"Meh meh meh" he said.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 01:31 3

4. D.Lamore (Posts: 196; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Note 4 is the beast, after today iphone 6 will be obsolete

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 01:47

5. T.Law (Posts: 346; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Very likely but we don't know yet.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 01:55 1

7. AlikMalix (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Jokes aside. Note 4 is the best of Samsung. I hear it doesn't have much bloat. But I love the pen. I would enjoy having a pen imbedded into the cavity of the phone. I like to draw. I had a case for my iPad that had a pen imbedded, but I now use several different pencils an brushes on my iPad - but at least one to carry with the phone/tablet would be great.

I see Note 4 as an awesome phone, but for certain individuals. Not the masses. 5.5" iPhone is a phablet that the masses have been waiting for. It's not for me, Just the way I see it. I could be wrong - time will tell.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 02:05 2

8. shuaibhere (Posts: 1660; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Stop your BS..No one is waiting for iphone 6 5.5"......heck normal people are not even aware of that....on the other hand everyone one loves note even though they won't get one because of size.....

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 02:15 1

9. AlikMalix (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


First don't get upset - I said "that's how I see it". But have you been to forums where Apple users frequent instead? They. May not be as many who want 5.5 over 4.7 (if that's what's coming out). But in willing to bet that iPhone 5.5 will sell much more than Note 4.

But you got one thing right... I would probably like the Note 4 (note 3 is a good phablet), but I'm not going to get it, I won't get the iPhone 5.5 either, for that matter. Phablets are too small for tablet use and too big for phone use.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:47

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 12445; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm all over a 5.5 inch iPhone.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:15

15. flamencoguy (Posts: 97; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


3.5 inch oought to be big enough

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