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Chinese Media Reports 4 Million iPhone 6 Reservations, Even Split Between iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac:

Yesterday, Chinese iPhone 6 reservations were stated as 2 million in six hours, a rather stunning statistic. Today, an update from the Chinese media press Tencent now says that reservations have topped 4 million. If all these reservations convert into orders, China alone may beat out the iPhone 6’s launch numbers, which — at the time — were considered to be impressive.

What’s more interesting is that Tencent claims it has exact order numbers from one of the main companies offering reservations. This gives some insight into how sales will be split between the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus. According to the report, Jingdong has seen 1,106,379 reservations for the iPhone 6 and 1,189,083 for the iPhone 6 Plus.

Now go back to Sunday, just five days ago, and try to make sense of this New York Times headline: “A Glum Sign for Apple in China, as Smuggled iPhones Go Begging”.

Friday, 3 October 2014