China Mobile begins taking iPhone 6 preorders

By , Sep 3, 2014

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Apple’s next-generation smartphone hasn’t been announced yet, but that didn’t stop China Mobile from putting it up for sale. China Daily is reporting that the carrier, which is the largest in the world, has opened up preorders for the so-called iPhone 6.

Since early yesterday, CM subscribers in Beijing have been able to reserve both a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone model. Details, such as prices and storage capacities are unknown, and customers are not being offered images of the handsets or release dates.

China Mobile has in the past offered online reservations for unannounced Apple devices—last year it pulled a similar stunt with the iPhone 5s. It’s essentially a marketing campaign that helps drum up interest in both the carrier and major product launches.

And it appears to be working. China Daily says that, as of Tuesday evening, more than 33,000 preorders had been placed. Again, the reservations are limited to Beijing customers, and they are not being given shipping dates or potential launch dates.

Apple has a media event scheduled for next Tuesday, where it’s expected to unveil the iPhone 6. There’s no word yet on whether or not it, or any of its carrier partners, will offer preorders here in the US, but it’s believed the handset will go on sale mid-month.

[China Daily]

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  • Bob

    ok cody

  • archer14

    where are the ‘my body is ready’ posts?

    • Star Lord

      :D

  • Thiago Vaccaro

    Hey everyone, i have a important question:

    Will my iOS 8 beta 5 iPhone Backup work on a 7.1.2 iOS?

    Please answer!

    • ✯Mike✯

      no it will not. sorry!

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      I had this same problem. I had my backup on the beta and not on 7.1.2 I miss the jailbreak but since iOS 8 is gonna be released soon to the public I thought why not just use the beta a couple more weeks.

    • Jonathan

      Nope. I tried to last week. This is what I do now. Backup to iTunes (not iCloud) right before a restore to another iOS. I switch between beta 5 and 7.1.2 randomly, so I have a backup of both.

      • Thiago Vaccaro

        Geezz, what should i do now? I really need this backup, ’cause the moron over here installed iOS 8 beta 5 on the main device. Any suggestions?

      • Jonathan

        How long ago did this “moron” install iOS 8? Yesterday? A couple hours ago? If just, just restore from an iCloud Backup that’s a couple days old that is before “moron” installed iOS 8. if it was longer than that, then I don’t think there’s anything you can. :(

  • Chang in Charge

    A friend of mine lives in Pittsburgh and a Verizon store out there is already taking pre-orders with a $20 non refundable deposit.

    • 空白

      That’s against policy.

      • Chang in Charge

        it is but that’s not stopping them from doing it

      • 空白

        Too true.