More Than 7 Million iPhone 6S, 6S Plus Activated In China

Apple’s iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have been picking up steam in China. A new set of data indicates that as of Oct. 11, there were 7.18 million of the two phones activated in China, with 5.55 million of them being the iPhone 6S and the other 1.63 million being the iPhone 6S Plus.

iPhone 6S, 6S Plus growth declines in China

These numbers indicate that the smaller iPhone 6S is 3.4 times more popular than its larger counterpart. As you can see from the graph above, Chinese analytics and tracking firm Talking Data has found that while the growth rate of the iPhone 6S has slowly declined, growth of the iPhone 6S Plus has been up and down since the phones launched last month.

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The firm also found that the number of activated iPhone 6S handsets last year declined 14.6% compared to the iPhone 6 over the same time frame.


However, it’s also important to note that this year, Apple launched its two newest phones in China on the same day as in the U.S., whereas the China launch for last year’s phones was delayed.

iPhone 6S, 6S Plus still have low penetration rates

According to Talking Data, the penetration rates for Apple’s two newest phones remain very small, so there’s plenty of room to run. However, they have been growing steadily.


The iPhone 6 remains the most popular Apple device in China right now with a 23.8% share of the iOS market. Interestingly, the iPhone 5S is in second place, and the iPhone 6 Plus is in fourth. As you can see from the graphs, the iPhone 6S is far down on the list, and the iPhone 6S Plus did not even make the top ten:


iPhone 6S goes to India

Today Apple officially launched the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in India at midnight local time. Many customers lined up at stores around the country to pick up their preordered devices, according to The Economic Times. The two phones’ prices are much higher in India than they are in the U.S. and many other countries, starting out at Rs 62,000 and Rs 72,000, respectively but Apple fans were not deterred by those high prices.

As of this writing, shares of Apple were down 0.88% at $110.88 per share.

All graphs in this article are courtesy Talking Data.