Are the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets popular in China? Well you can bet that they are. According to a report from Fortune, it seems that Apple has managed to sell at least 1 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets within the first 6 hours of its going online for pre-order. The pre-orders were taken by Chinese carriers such as China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom.
This does not include the pre-orders taken from Apple’s own online stores as well as other authorized resellers. At the same time, Chinese website JingDong has noted that there have been over 9 million reservations made with retailers prior to the actual pre-orders going online.
This is actually a huge increase from last week where we heard that reservations of Apple’s new iPhones in China were around the 2 million mark, but since reservations don’t necessarily equate to sales, it’s hard to tell how people will actually follow through on their reservations.
The website also noted that there seems to be an almost even split between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and notes that the iPhone 6 Plus seems to be slightly favored. This seems to go against previous reports which suggested that the iPhone 6 was leading in terms of sales, but then again it could simply be a matter of the iPhone 6 Plus being unavailable.