Pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus started today in China, with sales from the country's three carriers hitting one million units, reports Chinese publication Tencent (via Fortune). This figure includes orders processed by China's major wireless carriers and does not account for those orders accepted by Apple or the more than 6,000 resellers that also opened iPhone reservations today.

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While pre-orders officially began on Friday, October 10th, Chinese website JingDong started accepting iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reservations last week. In its first week, the website processed more than 9 million reservations, with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus almost equally popular among consumers.

Apple launched its new iPhone models in September with sales reaching 10 million in the opening weekend. Demand for the new iPhone models remains strong, with Apple reportedly pushing back production of a rumored 12.9-inch iPad in order to boost the company's iPhone 6 Plus supply first.

Top Rated Comments

jrswizzle Avatar
95 months ago
I don't care if they all worked at Foxconn making $2.00 a day. 1.3 billion is a big number for only 1 million pre orders regardless of the poverty levels.
If they all worked at Foxconn making $2 a day, there would be 0 preorders because no one would be able to afford it.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skafia Avatar
95 months ago
Only 1 million preorders for a population of 1.3 billion seems pretty low

Did you forget this is a third world country with a per capita of $11k?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
decimortis Avatar
95 months ago
All ordered by this guy...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
95 months ago
Only 1 million preorders for a population of 1.3 billion seems pretty low

You're very confused. China's people collectively have $1.4 T or so to spend on all their needs throughout the year. In less than 1/1000th of a year, they spent around $500 M - over 1/3000th of all the money they spend annually - on iPhones.

If they kept this up throughout the year, for every dollar spent on anything in China, $0.33 of it would be on an iPhone. That's huge.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
linkgx1 Avatar
95 months ago
Only 1 million preorders for a population of 1.3 billion seems pretty low

Depends on how many people have access to wealth.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Appl3FTW Avatar
95 months ago
Only 1 million preorders for a population of 1.3 billion seems pretty low

Newsflash, not everyone in China is wealthy. Only a fraction.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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