Earlier this month, Tencent revealed that pre-orders in China for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were in excess of 4 million, and today the publication has posted revised numbers which see total pre-orders at 20 million, five times more than what was initially quoted. According to Tencent:
[Translated] As of today morning, Jingdong Mall iPhone reservation quantity 6 over 4.66 million, iPhone 6 Plus is more than 4.82 million, total bookings iPhone new machine a total of about 9.49 million. Insiders optimistic expectations, with three operators and other online shopping platform, the new machine total booking amount continent iPhone has reached more than 20 million.
Pre-orders across the three major carriers in the country — China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom — have been estimated to be in the vicinity of 10 million, while Jingdong Mall, one of the largest retail locations in the country, received around 9.49 million orders.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in China starting this Friday, and we should have official numbers from Apple next week detailing the exact number of sales.