Preorders for Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus in China surpass 2 million in first 6 hours

“News outlets in mainland China are reporting that initial reservations for Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models across retailers and the nation’s three mobile carriers have reached the two million mark,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

ITHome and Sina have both reported ‘incomplete statistics’ stating that retailers and carriers have booked more than 2 million reservations just six hours after opening their queues,” Dilger reports. “The report also noted that the majority of initial bookings have been 64GB iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models (both priced at nearly $1,000), rather than the cheapest tier Apple offers [16GB].”

Dilger reports, “Apple itself issued a press release yesterday stating that preorders from its own online store wouldn’t begin until Friday October 10, and that buyers could reserve the new iPhones beginning Tuesday October 14 for in-store pick-up starting Friday October 17.”

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19 Comments

    1. I was on 1 min after midnight, ordered the plus/128, and my delivery time was 10/2-10/13. Then it slipped to “backordered.” Then it slipped to N/A. Then it went back to 10/2 – 10/13. Today it says backordered again. Heh.

    1. It’s funny how the higher the analysts raise their price target on Apple the stock drops even lower. It’s as though the investors are deliberately trying to prove the analysts wrong.

      /s

      Raised or lowered price targets mean absolutely nothing for Apple shareholders.

    1. Unlike in the US, the high end smartphone market in China is FAR from saturated. Therefore market share perceptions in China are vitally important and have worldwide implications. Look ahead!

      Also what brilliance for iPhone 6 to be able to enjoy big buzz from TWO (time staggered) major country rollouts!

    1. Videos or pictures of the iPhone 6’s do not give them justice. You have to hold them in your hand to appreciate the engineering and craftsmanship that went into these devices. The iPhone 5 was a work of art, but the 6’s are light years ahead of any smartphone on the market. I now understand why the competition paid for so much negativity; they do not have any devices to match and probably won’t for quite some time. Sales of the 6’s will continue to balloon when the general public gets a chance to witness them in the wild.

      As an AAPL shareholder I have been miffed by the recent stock action, but after seeing the new iPhones in person my worries have been abated. Sales will continue to be substantial and the stock will thrive.

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