In September, Apple set a new record for pre-orders, with the iPhone 6 clocking in at 10 million. That number covered the first ten countries that the iPhone 6 was selling into. Today we're learning from China-based QQ that pre-orders for iPhone 6 in China have reached 20 million during the pre-order period from October 10-13. Early signs indicate that the larger iPhone 6 Plus is slightly in the lead.
The report stated that pre-orders on website Jingdong Mall reached nearly 9.49 million over the period, which coupled with orders direct to major telecom providers and Apple pushed total orders to 20 million. On the Jingdong Mall site, 4.66 million of the orders were for the iPhone 6 and 4.82 million for the iPhone 6 Plus, the report added.
Hot iPhone 6 sales are exactly what Foxconn and Pegatron needed to boost their sales for the year. A second report from Taiwan today notes that the sequential revenue growth, as shown below, was mainly due to shipments of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Foxconn is responsible for OEM production of 60-70% of iPhone 6 and all iPhone 6 Plus units to be shipped in 2014 and Pegatron for 30-40% of iPhone 6, according to local market analysts.
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