The record for smartphone sales set a few weeks ago by Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus could have been much higher if the handset was released in China at the same time. According to reports, the phone has a massive amount of reservations in China.
When the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch in China on October 17, we will all find out just how big that record of sales could have been. Apple broke records and made a big splash with its sale of 10 million of the new handsets, surpassing last year’s iPhone 5 sales of 9 million on the opening sales weekend butlast years record was set with China’s help.
It has been reported that 4 million iPhone 6’s and 6 Plus’’s have been reserved in China and China was meant to be an initial launch-day region when they were released all over the world. Concerns from Chinese security groups slowed down the iPhones’ approval to be sold. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology finally gave Apple the go ahead to sell their new iPhone’s there.
The pre-order process for a new Apple iPhone 6 or 6 Plus began yesterday in China. Despite the fact that the pre-orders could only officially be taken down on the 10th of October, Chinese carriers often allow keen customers to register their interest with their email addresses well before pre-orders become official.
Although these pre-orders are not official and are not enforced to be finalized, it is a clear indication of the strong interest that this greatly populated nation has for the latest iPhones.
The official sales numbers will start to trickle in later of course, at this point though it seems as if Apple’s record sales week for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales could have been much, much higher if China was a release-date region on day one.