The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may have shattered preorder records in the U.S. and elsewhere with a massive 4 million units reservations, but that’s apparently nothing compared to China.
Having had its arrival in China delayed to a lack of regulatory approval, preorders for the iPhone 6 family of devices have reportedly hit 20 million in the country since officially being made available on Friday.
The report comes from the Chinese website QQ and notes that 10 million preorders came via the popular retail website Jingdong Mall, while the remaining 10 million came from orders direct to Chinese telecom providers.
Of the Jingdong Mall orders, 4.66 million were supposedly for the iPhone 6, while 4.82 million opted for the iPhone 6 Plus.
Not mentioned in the report is if this also takes into account the other unofficial reservations placed prior to the official preorder date, which China Mobile, China Telecom and China all took. If so, this could potentially add another 8.5 million to the equation — just a fraction less than the 10 million+ units which sold worldwide in all available markets over the iPhone 6’s opening weekend.
According to sources in the Taiwan-based iPhone supply chain, Apple is currently preparing the parts and components to manufacture up to 80 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices before the end of 2014.
Still, let’s wait until Apple releases its official figures before getting too excited.