Chinese news sources have reported that retailers and local carriers have surpassed 2 million pre-orders in just 6 hours since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were made available at respective stores. Apple isn't going live with its own pre-order system until October 10 (launching the new smartphones on October 17), but that hasn't halted millions of excited fans reserving their chosen configurations at participating retailers.
All three major local operators, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, also appear to have jumped the gun slightly. Apple only recently managed to have its new products pass through Chinese authorities and has already hit 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales without counting China, so we'll have to see just how many units ship when the two smartphones go live later this month.
Side note: if you haven't yet read through our in-depth iPhone 6 review, we highly recommend you do so. Like right now.
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