“Apple’s two new smartphones stirred a fresh craze among South Korean consumers on Monday as pre-orders sold out in the first few minutes of opening on the back of strong demand from Apple loyalists,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“According to a new Korean report today, “South Korea’s three mobile carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Inc. — received pre-orders for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus earlier in the day ahead of the official launch in the domestic market on Friday,” Purcher reports. “KT said pre-orders surpassed 10,000 within the first one minute after it opened the online site, and it closed the applications less than 10 minutes later as the first 50,000 units set aside for pre-orders were all sold out.”
“KT began its second round of online purchase reservations from 10:30 a.m., the company said, adding that it’s also selling them at offline stores,” Purcher reports. “‘We’re getting an amazing response. We expected to take at least 30 minutes to sell the first 50,000. There was notably a huge demand for the rose gold,’ an official at KT said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Smart South Koreans don’t settle for less that the real thing.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]