China Mobile customers pre-order 100,000 iPhones in two days

Apple and China Mobile finally reached an agreement on how to introduce the iPhone to the Chinese smartphone market recently. Now, after just two days, China Mobile customers have already pre-ordered over 100,000 iPhones. Considering that China Mobile is one of the largest mobile carriers in the world, Apple can expect a major boost in worldwide iPhone sales in 2014.

After much negotiation and speculation, Apple and China Mobile have finally struck up a deal in which Apple’s iPhones would be officially offered on the carrier’s network. The deal with China Mobile would basically give Apple access to about 750 million subscribers and while Apple might not be able to get everyone to hop aboard the iPhone bandwagon, it has been estimated that Apple might be able to sell an additional 12 million iPhone units come 2014 and according to the latest reports, Apple is well on its way as China Mobile has managed to secure 100,000 iPhone pr-orders in a matter of 2 days. Granted this is a slightly smaller figure compared to China’s other carriers, such as China Unicom and China Telecom that have netted 120,000 and 150,000 pre-orders back in September, but we suppose given that the other two carriers have had a head start, perhaps the demand could be slightly less.

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