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

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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36 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

2 million orders in six hours = not likely. More like Apple is laundering a lot of money for the Chinese government.

21. AlikMalix unregistered

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...

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

35. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

2. Hashed unregistered

Android and WP is the answer for this desease.

3. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Education is the answer for your "desease."

16. Hashed unregistered

Mind your own business.

4. MegaEvolution

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

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

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Great Scott! how much did that cost you?

10. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

More than her required brain surgery.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Not very nice XperiaFanZone, Not very nice at all.

14. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I hate attention whores.

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... Fair enough.

23. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

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

31. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

13. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I hate them. For the rest of us.

25. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 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

6. tacarat

Posts: 852; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

They like to buy domestic products.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That they do.

9. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 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.

20. AlikMalix unregistered

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?

12. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

They also want to check if they bend.

17. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

best smartphone at this moment, better than note 4

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Moto X > iPhone 6

19. Hashed unregistered

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

29. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 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...

33. icrappy

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

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

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

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