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It took Apple just 6 hours to sell 1 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets in China

Published Oct 10th, 2014 9:55AM EDT
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus China
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iPhone 6 preorders have officially started in China on Friday, with Apple’s three local carriers partners having sold no less than 1 million units in six hours, as Fortune reports.

FROM EARLIER: These charts suggest Apple has already sold a ridiculous 21 million iPhone 6 units

In addition to China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, the three carriers that already took more than a million iPhone 6 preorders, Apple’s online stores and “thousands of authorized resellers” have also started taking preorders, according to Tencent.

Even more interestingly, more than 9 million iPhone 6 units have apparently been reserved with retailers before official preorders even started. Chinese website JingDong had registered more than 9 million iPhone 6 reservations, almost evenly split between the iPhone 6 (4,542,448 units) and iPhone 6 Plus (4,694,853 units), although the numbers favor the 5.5-inch device slightly.

Apple has already confirmed it sold over 10 million iPhone 6 units during the phones’ launch weekend, and is believed to have sold more than 21 million units in the first two weeks, in the 30+ markets the phones are available in at this time.

The new iPhones will launch in China, and also in India, next Friday, on October 17th.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.