Who Pre-sold 1million Phones in 1 Hour in China? It Was Not Xiaomi

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October 2, 2014 by ...

Xiaomi is making a splash with its flash sales. Ten thousands units sold in five seconds here , sixty thousand sold in ten seconds there. Indeed it seems like Xiaomi had set course to be an IPhone killer, and then Apple launched its new phone.

With Apple in a Tim Cook-induced innovation hybernation, customers have buying other cell phones. Cook’s moratorium on challenging the status quo was lifted a few weeks ago when Apple finally sold a new line.

The results were instantaneous and incredible, Apple sold over 10 million units in two days. What is more, Chinese littered the Apple store fronts pestering sales people to let them arrive early just to buy a phine. People whose English vocabulary consisted of ‘Iphone 6’ camped out for days in order to buy a phone and then smuggle it to the mainland and make a buck.

That was a great deal before because the communist party had temporarily blocked Iphone sales, but now they are not. Consequently the dragon is rising. As shown below, Chinese are fanatical about Apple goods. In merely six hours, Apple pre-sold 1 million phones to the Chinese.

Looks like Xiaomi will have to wait a while longer until they can be called the ‘next Apple’.

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China’s “big three” telecom carriers — China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile — recorded over 1 million preorders for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus only six hours after they began accepting them for the new phone’s Oct. 10 debut. Apple retailers began allowing for preorders on Sept. 17 of this month. The October release of the newest Apple smartphone models comes nearly a month after its initial release in selected countries, reports Chinese technology news website Tencent.

Buyers have been able to place their preorders at operators’ online and brick-and-mortar stores as well as their subsidiaries. The total number of preorders could exceed 2 million if they included those sold through distributors such as Suning Appliance and D.Phone.
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