iPhone 6 Plus Hotter Than The 6 In China

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It was only at the end of September that Apple reached an agreement to be able to sell it’s iPhone handsets in China, pre-orders for both the iPhone6 and iPhone6 PLus don’t go live for a further 4 days (10th October) and yet “Reservations” for the devices via the mobile operators already exceed 4 million handsets, according to Chinese online publication Tencent, with 1 million reserved in the first 6 hours!

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The split between devices is also interesting. While in Europe and North America the iPhone 6 Plus is considered by many to be too large, and the 4.7″ iPhone 6 is the more popular model, in Asia where larger handsets are ‘the norm’ Apple could be about to take a massive bite out of large screen’d device sales.

At the time of press Tencent says the reservations for the iPhone6 number 1,106,379 units, and the iPhone 6 Plus is 1,189,083 about 80k more. Obviously reservations don’t mean sales, but it starting to indicate the iPhone will be a major success in China, with the official Apple Store pre-orders page still not even live yet.

This post was written by Rob Gordon, an IT geek, gadget lover and blogger. Rob has been using the internets since 1994 when the only streaming video was that coffee pot in Cambridge (rip).... Follow Rob on Twitter - @robgordon - about.me/robgordonuk