China Mobile put iPhone 6 on pre-order a week before launch


Chinese operator advertise two screen sizes and receive 33,000 orders in under 24 hours

In just a few hours, China Mobile has bagged 33,000 pre-orders on the unreleased iPhone 6 – but the operator may have inadvertently released specs about the new Apple device, according to China Daily.

The worlds largest carrier began accepting reservations for both a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch “iPhone 6”, seemingly confirming rumours that Apple will reveal two devices at its launch event on September 9.

The Beijing branch of the operator launched the advertising campaign on Tuesday and has so far received over 33,000 orders, despite the fact that no more information is available about the handset(s).

China Mobile has nearly 800 million subscribers, making it the largest operator in the world, and has had a partnership with Apple since January.

The operator has previously released information prematurely, advertising iPhone products before any partnership had been officially announced through a link on their website, which was quickly removed.

The iPhone 6 is expected to launch at a press event on September 9 with no official release date yet given for the handset.