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iPhone smashes sales records in China

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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. As many expected, the 6 Plus has a slight edge in the appeal for Chinese custom but it is close. Obviously, we will have to wait for actual sales to follow through on October 17th before making firm conclusions.

Earlier today, Digitimes said iPhone 6 Plus was responsible for 60% of iPhone 6 production. Outside of China, the 4.7 inch model is generally considered to be the more popular version, although it is unclear how much of this is down to consumer demand or simply a by-product of supply constraints.

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