The iPhone 6 from Apple is not ready to be unveiled until this coming September 9th, but this does not mean that interest has flatlined, but on the contrary, parties such as China Mobile has begun to accept pre-orders for not one, but both iPhone 6 models, namely the 4.7” and the 5.5” variant. This is more or less an unofficial confirmation that there will indeed be a 5.5” iPhone 6 device that is set to roll out. China Mobile happens to be the world’s largest carrier due to the sheer population in China, and the company has restricted pre-orders to its online store.
China Mobile, the world’s largest cellular carrier by subscribers, began accepting reservations for Apple’s unannounced next-generation iPhone on Tuesday and has subsequently racked up more than 33,000 orders since going live. Currently limited to customers in Beijing, China Mobile’s reservations list went live earlier on Tuesday with order options tentatively confirming 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch “iPhone 6” iterations, reports China Daily. Details are scarce and the carrier did not reveal plans to extend the preorder arrangement outside of Beijing or to brick-and-mortar stores. Currently, customers can save their place in line through the company’s website and are being asked whether they prefer a 4.7-inch iPhone or 5.5-inch version, both new screen sizes rumored to debut with this year’s model. The move to open online reservations ahead of an official Apple unveiling is not an unusual one for China Mobile, which did the same thing with a network-specific 4G LTE iPhone 5s last year.