Just two weeks after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Japan, it was reported that the devices were the hottest smartphones in the country. According to Forbes contributor Chuck Jones, that hasn’t changed. Jones, who has been tracking market research firm BCN, reports that the iPhone 6 remains the top smartphone in Japan.
Following the announcement that prepaid carrier Boost Mobile will begin selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the United States next Friday, October 17th, the wireless provider has confirmed that — as with the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s last year — it will sell the latest iPhone models for $100 off the regular retail price of each device.
Last month, BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman predicted that Apple could sell up to 189 million iPhones during the 2015 fiscal year. Taiwan-based DigiTimes, citing sources within the supply chain, corroborates that figure by claiming that Apple could sell up to 200 million iPhone 6 units in FY 2015.
On Thursday, October 2, it was reported that Chinese reservations for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus had reached 2 million in just six hours of availability. Now, the number is even more impressive.