China Reports 2 Million Reservations For Iphone 6 Launch
Two million reservations in the first 6 hours; that’s how crazy the demand for the new iPhone is in China.
And that’s reservations in the queue to pre-order the phone at Apple stores. When you finally get to the top of the queue thousands or millions of people later, you can place your order for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and hope that they’re still in stock.
From all indications, potential owners of this new phone are going all out; they either want the 64 GB version of the phone or the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
Of course you will have to spend extra for these models but buyers don’t seem to mind. In fact, sellers on the black market are receiving orders even though they’re selling the phone at much higher prices than the official stores. This means that iPhone fans in the People’s Republic are willing to spend upwards of £600 for Apple’s new flagship phone.
The lucky ones of the 2 million in waiting will get the chance to pre-order their dream phone on 10th of October, for phones expected to finally land in stores on 17th. This may sound fanatical, and indeed it is.
While it was a well-known fact that the iPhone 6 and its larger counterpart were simply the most highly anticipated smartphones this year, demand has been completely off the scale. Clearly, the early releases by rivals did not sway the attention of tech lovers from Apple’s offerings.
All over the world mind-boggling queues were observed on the day Apple delivered the handsets.
Some spent days and nights in line waiting for the doors of the stores to swing open while others travelled thousands of miles to be in countries where the phone was sure to be on sale that day.
Coming back to the price, the people in the million-strong queue lucky enough to place an order for the 64 GB iPhone 6 Plus will have to part with 6,888 RMB, somewhere in the region of £700. Those who have bought this version of the phone in the UK will be familiar with this figure. What is it about the new iPhone that has people scrambling to own it, even if it costs a relative arm, leg and kidney?
Apart from the bigger screen and ultra-slim body, what is it?