china iphone 6

Reservations for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China have already topped 4 million, reports Tencent. The Chinese media outlet says that demand for the two new handsets is strong in the country, with reservations hitting 2 million in just 6 hours, and 4 million in within the first day.

Note, this number does not include official iPhone 6 pre-orders, which haven’t started yet. Apple announced on September 29 that it had picked up the necessary approval to sell its two new smartphones in China, and told customers that pre-orders would begin Tuesday, October 14.

Both new iPhones will support TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, and be offered by China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom across mainland China. China Mobile and China Unicom are among the top largest carriers in the world, with 800 million and 300 million subscribers, respectively.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus officially launch in China on October 17, one month after going on sale here in the US. A lot of eyes will be keeping watch of the sales numbers there, as the country is a very important market for Apple, and the two devices have been extremely successful thus far.

[Tencent via MacRumors]

  • Kurt

    4 million? Impressive!

    • oioile

      That number might carry less meaning, as it does not need to pay $ to pre-order now in China. All it needs is personal resident ID # and cell phone #.

      • Really? How does that work?

      • oioile

        It is not official preorder by Apple as mentioned in the article, but just pre-order on those 3 carrier’s websites, marketing stuff. I did it on China Unicom and am quiet sure the other 2 carriers are the same. Such carriers’ pre-order means “we will inform you when the actual ordering becomes available”. Hoping get early shipment

  • Chang in Charge

    Its crazy in just a few weeks it seems like Apple is really putting their foot on Samsung’s neck even with all the bad press. I’m hoping that their success causes these other companies to step up their game!

    • Kurt

      What do you mean? Samsung makes a better phone than I phone 6 Plus. Known as note 3… And now the note 4.

      • Chang in Charge

        You could make that argument which is totally valid but that’s strictly opinion. Numbers don’t lie. And sales wise the world is saying that the 6 and 6 plus are better phones.

      • Kurt

        Sales wise, Apple is king when you look at 1 phone. Look at it in total sales from a company and Samsung is king. But I have no love for either company so I don’t care. Doesn’t change my life any

      • BoardDWorld

        Really? So that means you’re going to cut Samsung (Note 3) defence? What will you have left to say?

      • Kurt

        troll

      • BoardDWorld

        LOL, not much it seems…

      • But the numbers tell which is the best marketed, not which offers the biggest bang for the buck. It’s no opinion that the Note 3 and now the 4 offers way more dimensions of usage right out of the box…

      • Chang in Charge

        Biggest bang for the buck is an opinion. I’m talking numbers. And best marketed may be the iPhone, most marketed, which is numbers is definitely any Samsung device. That’s cool though, Samsung has a different strategy than Apple but from the looks of these initial sales numbers they got some work to do to catch up. They lost a lot of ground in the past month.

      • Biggest bang for the buck refers to the features you get for the price, it’s no opinion. The features may be of no use to you in particular, but they’re there when the need/want comes instead of buying a whole new hardware.

        Sales numbers implying which is better is a dumb opinion. MKBHD explains it better here (bit ly/1vBSolC) with Beats by Dr Dre. Oddly enough, Samsung still spends a lot more on ads than Apple, but it turns out those aren’t as effective as Apple’s marketing.

      • Chang in Charge

        Again this is an opinion. Bang for your buck does not refer to features for price it refers to value for your money, and value is subjective. Sales numbers are sometimes an inappropriate measure of determining what is the best. In this case I don’t think it is. But iOS isn’t right for everyone and neither is the iPhone so I’ll give you that.

      • Sales numbers determining which is the best is strictly an opinion. But if that’s your way of determining which gives the best value for your money, so be it…

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  • Alberto Espinal

    In your face #unboxtherapy and to all others that thought that the Bendgate B.S was gonna slow them down, APPLE IS DOOMED!!