[FORBES] How Apple’s iPhone 6 Is Doing In China, Japan and Korea

November 10, 2014


Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

[FORBES] Apple seems to be on a roll with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The company launched it in the US, Japan and eight other countries on September 19 with China on October 17 and South Korea on October 31. As of the end of October Apple had launched the iPhone in 69 countries and was on-track to reach 115 by the end of the year, its fastest rollout ever.

Initial China pre-orders could generate $3 billion in revenue.

There were multiple reports of huge pre-orders in China during October. The first ones came from the JD.com website that was tracking reservations in early October before Apple was officially taking orders on October 10. At one point in time JD.com showed demand for over 8 million iPhone 6 and 6 Pluses but there were multiple duplications as people tried to get better ship dates.