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China has opened the official pre-orders on the iPhone 6, informal reached 8.5 million in 10 days
On Friday, October 10, China launched the official pre-orders on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to South China Morning Post. Smartphones are available in three versions – with 16, 64 and 128 GB of memory for data storage, as well as in three colors – dark, gold and silver.
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China only in late September, the American manufacturer has issued a license for the use of “sixes” in the wireless networks of the country. Previously, Apple has not been able to reach an agreement with Chinese officials.
Now all the issues settled, and new items will go on sale in China on 17 October. Make a reservation for the device can be today. For phones claimed to support TD-LTE networks and FDD-LTE, which operates “Chinese big three» – China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.
Despite the fact that the official pre-orders on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China opened on October 10, operators began to receive requests from buyers from October 1. Excitement was expected, but equally ardent desire of buyers, perhaps, did not wait and sellers themselves. For the first three days of iPhone 6 from the start “officially unofficial” pre-orders Chinese vendors received orders for 5,000,000 units . At the moment, the number of requests from customers in China is 8.5 million units. The most popular models are the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus 64GB
Sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 19 launched in stores countries and territories “first wave” – USA, Canada, UK, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Australia, Singapore and Japan. From September 26, new items appeared in stores 20 other countries, including Russia, but not in China. Chinese smartphone release has been delayed, which led to the emergence in China of counterfeit smartphones that were sold at an inflated price.
For Apple, China is one of the priority markets after the United States. In 2013, sales of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in China started at the same time as in the United States and in other countries of the “first wave”, and it provided a record sales in China.
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