Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went up for pre-order in South Korea last Friday, and according to a recent report, pre-orders of the handsets are higher than the pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
According to details revealed by the major mobile carriers in South Korea, pre-orders of Apple’s new iPhone handsets have already exceeded those of the Galaxy Note 4 when it went up for pre-order.
KT Corp managed to sell 10,000 pre-orders of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the first minute, and after 30 minutes they had sold 50,000 handsets.
LG Uplus announced that they had sold 20,000 units of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the first 20 minutes, and SK Telecom, which is the largest carrier in South Korea did not give any figures, although they did say that they had sold out of their first batch of handsets.
South Korea is Samsung’s home market, and you would expect pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to be higher than rival handsets.
On the weekend we heard that Samsung sold 4.5 million units of the Note 4 in the first month, Apple announced that they sold 10 million iPhone 6 handsets in their first weekend.
It will be interesting to see how many iPhones are sold in South Korea in the first month, at the moment, it looks like the device could end up being more popular than the note 4.