In China, it takes Apple 6 hours to sell 1 million Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus units

In China, it takes Apple 6 hours to sell 1 million Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus units
In China, official pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus started today. It took just six hours for customers of China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile, to reserve 1 million units of Apple's two new handsets. Apple's Chinese website also joined in the fun, accepting pre-orders in the country.

Before the official reservation period started, one online retailer in China, JD.com, had received 9 million pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The numbers show that Chinese iPhone users still prefer the larger iPhone 6 Plus by a thin margin. The latest figures from JD.com reveal that it has 4,580,620 iPhone 6 units and 4,734,639 iPhone 6 Plus units reserved for buyers.

The 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus will both launch in China, and in India, next Friday, October 17th. In the U.S., Apple says that it sold 10 million units of its new handsets over the launch weekend. Overall, in the U.S. Apple is believed to have sold 21 million units of the two phones.

source: Tencent (translated), JD.com (translated), Fortune via BGR

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89 Comments

1. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

The man (Tim Cook) said it was gonna be the mother of all upgrades. It seems he wasn't wrong...

5. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Just change the screen size and then the say it's the "Mother of all upgrades??".. It seems like I don't get jokes nowadays.

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

OIS, bigger battery and a sharper pixel density. Sure does sound like a step up from the 5S and 6.

30. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Only iPhlex 6+

36. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

really? so call the note 4 samegap 4? because of what they call "gap gate" some people seriously.

45. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It isn't really a "gap gate" issue seeing as how it was largely started to divert attention from Apple. I am more inclined to believe it is on purpose in the design because it is in the official documentation even for the last note phablet. If Apple had acknowledged the bending to be an on purpose design compromise then that would also have been less of a "gate" level issue.

47. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

What "gapgate" iboy? LOL Some lame apple's propaganda try. Pathetic

56. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

"iboy" really? I own all platforms and don't have a favorite one, so don't be labeling me like any fanboy, I have an M8, LG G3, Nokia Lumia icon, 1520, BBZ10, iPhone 6, I like all of them in their own way, unlike you a samsung fanboy, Samsung and iPhone fanboys make me sick, with all the crap that has been going on with the gate stuff, why can you just enjoy your phone period instead of looking at the next person and judge them for what they use.

78. JMartin22

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The S5 was still a bigger upgrade from the S4 than the iPhones were to each other

80. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what, those who want an s5 got it, and those who want an iPhone got it. Shut up, and enjoy your device clown.

48. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

I cannot believe there is not one commentator out there who has NOT noticed, or even questioned it I agree 100 % If you started a contract in 2012 with the iPhone5, the 2014 iPhone 6 is a larger display iPhone 5 with Apple Pay. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Apple-iPhone-5,Apple-iPhone-6/phones/7378,8346 FYI Apple will receive 15c per transaction, thus NFC only inclusion into an iPhone Apple pay needs ALL THREE: iPhone 6 / 6+; CREDIT /DEBIT card; NFC terminal, (if just one is missing old school cash or Credit / Debit I mean is it necessary, or faster really to pay using your phone Re iPhone 5 / iPhone 6 comparison remember 2 years separate these phone Not so much a joke but here are 4 rules from " Aquisistion Rules" in a sci fi show which are ironic 12. Anything worth selling is worth selling twice 13. Anything worth doing is worth doing for money 82. A smart customer is not a good customer 105. Wise men don't lie, they just bend the truth

2. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Impressive numbers.

32. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

See the % of iPhone users in China. LOL And let's see later If it's bigger or smaller,

3. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Very impressive. Wish other manufacturers had such demands and sales for their devices.

27. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Other manufacturers can't because they throw spec wise everything they have each, and every release which won't even get the latest OS in 1.5-2 years. Apple does planned, incremental upgrades, and long OS upgrade paths (iPhone 4 gets iOS 7 and is 4 years old) with each release which makes the customers coming back.

46. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, with each OS release, the customers come back because their phone stopped functioning or got crippled/bricked and so on. Also, other manufacturers do have this kind of demand and do sell more than this just as easily seeing as how a population of 1 billion can easily sustain that. It just doesn't get publicized like Apple news even if it has no real foundation in reality (for reference, check last years pre-orders of 5s phones in china and of their actual sales).

34. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Don't forget that you are talking about China here. Apple are far behind there, NOTHING Impressive . Just small bunch of upgrades,

40. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

What other phone sells like this? Which phone sales impress you ?

49. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Why should phone sales impress me? Just see market share. All this organized theater that the zombies play in every new ilhone is just iRitual and nothing else

51. Ninetysix

Posts: 2938; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Phone sales = not impressive Market share = impressive profits = not impressive I only get impressed if my phone or manufacturer of choice is winning! --Popeye

70. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Bigger profit with less market share, means ONLY bigger RIP-OFF. Yup , I'm impressed. ROTFL

73. just-saying

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

Says the village idiot who is obviously but hurt. Don't worry; just keep combining the sales of about 500 different phone models to 8 and only garner about 75% market share and see how stupid your argument is. They are more Kia's o the road than Benz's so what is your point? Last time I checked most smart phones competing with the iPhone cost about the same.

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

big markets = big profits.

31. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Existing iPhone users. Like always and everywhere, they make the ritual

6. c.sonnen

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

And it takes second to bend it..

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How many seconds did it take you to post that dumb a$$$ comment?

12. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Same time it took you to be butthurt because of the #Bendgate

18. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Sounds to me like you focus more on apple then the brand of your choice. That tells me you're butthurt.

20. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

I could just ignore the comment, and that should do it. But he didn't, because he's all about defending Apple, and it's OK

29. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

And you are all about making digs at Apple and its fans.. Hypocrisy?

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