The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are proving to be quite popular in China. Initial reservations for Apple’s newest handsets have reached the 2 million mark after just six hours, according to AppleInsider.
Quoting news outlets in China, the report notes that the majority of initial sales have been for the 64GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. It cautions that the reports include “incomplete statistics.”
It appears that China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom have jumped the gun on preorders, as have several major retailers.
Earlier this week, Apple said that preorders in China for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus wouldn’t begin until Friday, Oct. 10, with sales commencing one week later.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the time:
We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch. With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers will have access to high-speed mobile networks from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom for an incredible experience.
In 2013, China was among the first countries to begin selling the iPhone 5s. This year, approval for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was delayed by Chinese regulators.