Apple said it sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units during debut weekend, which means there are probably millions more already in the hands of consumers. Orders have reportedly skyrocketed thanks to pre-orders in China. If the figures are correct, they’ll further highlight just how important the Chinese market is to a phone makers.
According to China-based QQ, via DigiTimes, pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus surpassed the 20 million unit mark during a three-day period ending Oct. 13. The spread between both devices is fairly even, the report claims, with 4.66 million iPhone 6 pre-orders and 4.82 iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders coming directly from the Jingdong Mail site; the remaining pre-orders came through China’s major telecom providers, pushing the tally over the 20 million mark. It took all of six hours for pre-orders to surpass the 2 million units in China earlier this month.
Both devices are set to go on sale in 36 more countries by the end of the month, which will no doubt increase sales by many more millions. The device’s official debut in China is set for this Friday, Oct. 17.
There’s little doubt Apple’s new flagships have been a hit among consumers—the figures speak for themselves. It’s really looking like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will take the top spot as the most popular phones this holiday season. Apple will, however, still have devices like the Galaxy Note 4 to contend with, so we’ll see how things shape up as more countries gain access to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.