Pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus officially began on Friday in China, and the country’s three wireless carriers report receiving one million pre-orders in the first six hours of availability.
This figure includes orders processed by China’s major wireless carriers and does not account for those orders accepted by Apple or the more than 6,000 resellers that also opened iPhone reservations today.
Although pre-orders officially kicked off on Friday, Chinese website JingDong began accepting reservations for both handsets last week. First week reservation numbers were 9 million reservations, split almost evenly between the two devices.
Apple sold nearly 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets in the first weekend of availability in the United States and other countries. Demand has proven so strong for the iPhone 6 Plus, that Apple has reportedly pushed back production of the much-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro, in order to concentrate on production of the 5.5-inch handset.