iPhone 6s and 6s Plus prove popular in South Korea as pre-orders sell out in minutes

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus went up for pre-order in South Korea on Monday, and both phones are already proving popular with consumers. Both devices sold out with the first few minutes of availability, on South Korea's three mobile carriers, SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Inc.

KT saw 50,000 pre-orders within the first 10 minutes of availability, according to the Yonhap News Agency:

KT said preorders surpassed 10,000 within the first one minute after it opened the online site, and it closed the applications less than 10 minutes later as the first 50,000 units set aside for preorders were all sold out.

SK Telecom is also thought to have seen around 50,000 pre-orders, closing its order applications within 30 minutes. LG Uplus reportedly saw similar numbers, and closed its pre-orders after five minutes.

Pre-orders were initially scheduled for last week, but were delayed on the advice of telecom regulators. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will officially go on sale in South Korea on Friday, October 23.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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  • This has GOT to hurt since South Korea is the home of Samsung.
  • Samsung can never catch a break. This is a big insult to see their rival selling well on their own home turf. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Not really just because Samsung contributes about 20-30 of South Koreans GDP doesn't mean that they are selling out SamKorea I meant Samsung. Posted via the iMore App for Android from my iPhone 6s with a cracked screen by 3D Touching too much
  • i rely need a phone plesa can i have one
  • Well you seem to have access to the Internet child. Next Posted via the iMore App for Android from my iPhone 6s with a cracked screen by 3D Touching too much
  • Wow for approx 150,000 units to sell in under 15 minutes that's a hot item...I bet that was making some servers hum. Sent from the iMore App
  • You shouldn't be surprised with those itards in s. korea. heck a third of the population in that country say boycott samsung because they "ruin" the country.