Apple has officially announced the pricing and availability for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just two days ago. The smartphone duo will kick off on October 17, while the online pre-orders start a week earlier - on October 10. Apple Retail pickups will be available as well, the official store reservations begin on October 14.
Quite expectedly other official Apple partners - both retail stores and major carriers - have already begun taking reservations for the iPhone 6. The latest reports claims 2,000,000 reservations have been placed just in the first 6 hours of their opening. And this number is not the final one, because of inconclusive statistics. Keep in mind though that you don't need to leave a deposit or anything for those reservations so it's unclear how many of those will transfer to actual sales.
According to the report, most of the reservations are for the 64GB versions of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - CNY 6,088 (€780) and CNY 6,888 (€883) respectively. It's to be expected since a 16GB iPhone is rather unusable in the days of 1080p@60fps video and gigabyte-large apps.
So, even with iOS problems, bending issues, even more expensive price tag, the new iPhone 6 generation may turn out the most successful one to date. We are yet to see if Chinese sales will set some new record for Apple once they kick off.