Four Million iPhone 6 (and 6 plus) pre-ordered

Apple after releasing a generic statement on the response for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus being great, a few days back, today announced that they had more than four million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders in the first 24 hours. While this number is impressive, some perspective makes it even better. While iPhone 5S and 5C did not have the pre-order scheme, the iPhone 5 did and it was pre-ordered by more than two million in the first day. So technically the iPhone 6 models have doubled in their pre-order demand. Also Apple sold (not pre-ordered) over nine million iPhone 5S and 5C last year. So it will be interesting to see how many iPhone 6 models, Apple sells in the opening weekend. Another thing is that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are not yet available to pre-order in China due to regulatory reasons. Note that China is the biggest market (in terms of number of potential customers and number of iPhones sold there so far) for Apple. Either way just like every other iPhone Apple has released so far, this one seems to be getting a grand reception. Now if only I can get my hands on a real iPhone 6 and a 6 Plus (instead of paper cut outs), to decide which one I want to buy and go stand in the queue!  

While this many people waiting out side Apple's flagship NY store for the iPhone 6 on September 9th (10 days before they can actually buy one) is impressive, some of these people have being wanting in this list from as early as August 31st! (Source: Mirror.co.uk)

While this many people waiting out side Apple's flagship NY store for the iPhone 6 on September 9th (10 days before they can actually buy one) is impressive, some of these people have being wanting in this list from as early as August 31st! (Source: Mirror.co.uk)