China’s leading telecoms reported over one million preorders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus within the first six hours of accepting them, so apparently the dancing aunties’ warnings of impending iPhone-related doom rang hollow to consumer ears.
Apple on Tuesday announced that the latest iPhone would finally go on sale in China on October 17, about a month after the product was debuted in the US and other markets.
Between China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile and distributors, the total number of preorders are predicted to exceed two million. For those who might be curious, Want China Times breaks down the three operators’ plan details here.
Meanwhile, analysts said that most sellers who managed to successfully smuggle in iPhone 6 handsets in ways that don’t involve sticking them down their underwear have nearly run out of stock.