China Carriers Pre-order 1 Million iPhones in 6 Hours


Apple’s new iPhones are hot commodities in China. Millions of customers, scalpers and resellers registered in advance just for a chance to pre-order either the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus, both of which are expected to be in short supply.

The pre-order period began Friday, and the first preliminary numbers are in.

Within six hours, according to Tencent news, one million orders had been taken by the three largest carriers, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.

Apple’s Chinese website also began taking pre-orders Friday, as did, according to Tencent, 6,700 authorized resellers.

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SOURCE: Fortune
Philip Elmer-DeWitt

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