Apple’s new iPhones are hot commodities in China. Millions of customers, scalpers and resellers registered in advance just for a chance to pre-order either the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus, both of which are expected to be in short supply.
The pre-order period began Friday, and the first preliminary numbers are in.
Apple’s Chinese website also began taking pre-orders Friday, as did, according to Tencent, 6,700 authorized resellers.
Before the official order-taking began Friday, one Chinese website, JingDong, had registered more than 9 million reservations, a kind of pre-pre-order. The split as of 8:30 p.m. Beijing time:
- iPhone 6: 4,542,448
- iPhone 6 Plus: 4,694,853
According to Apple, iPhone 6/6+ sales in 10 countries topped 10 million in the first three days. The company did not say which screen sizes or colors sold best.