Apple might yet to have actually revealed the impending iPhone 6, but China Mobile, the nation’s foremost provider, is currently taking pre-orders of the device. Although it seems unusual for a network operator to begin making such moves a complete week prior to announcement, it’s not unusual as the scrum starts to gather in the military of consumers, and although potential iPhone 6 owners on China Mobile can select from the 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch models, vital details and real pictures of the device are, rather unsurprisingly, off the program in the meantime.
Still, offered how folks prefer to hop on the bandwagon early, China Mobile is likely to obtain a substantial feedback, particularly from a Chinese market famous for its love of Apple’s iconic smartphone. Sources of China Daily have already recommended that the device can start retailing throughout the country beginning a week or so after the September 9th announcement, and although the details can not be confirmed, it appears to connect a number of different reports during the previous week or more.
In spite of offering both sizing configurations for pre-order, it is still thought that the 5.5-inch model will certainly be postponed, releasing instead eventually next month as Apple seeks to fine-tune the production process, however offered that the smaller, 4.7-inch variation is expected to offer in much greater numbers, that preliminary inventory must suffice for the substantial bulk of early adopters.
Along with announcing both iPhone 6 alternatives next week, Apple is also likely to take the wraps off the iWatch, however considered that it’s nowhere near all set for release – – forecasts from those in-the-know recommend it won’t attack shelves up until early next year – – it would seem that the Cupertino company merely really wants the market to understand that it’s coming. It’s not often that Apple releases a hardware item for release numerous months later, but provided the wide range of smartwatches presently on the brink of release from Samsung, LG, Motorola and others, showcasing the iWatch in the midst of this mass roll-out appears a wise decision.
As for the China Mobile pre-order project, it’s presently only offered to those in Beijing, however with 33,000 orders already, it’s doing rather well. With some 700 million presently tethered to China Mobile, it’s a small proportion at the moment, but as the pre-orders spread beyond the boundaries of Beijing, don’t be surprised if the number sneaks into the tens of millions very quickly.