iPhone 6 pre-orders received by China Mobile

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Although the iPhone 6 hasn’t been officially released by Apple, China’s largest operator, China Mobile, has begun accepting pre-orders for the smartphone.

According to China Daily, the operator announced it has already registered more than 33,000 pre-orders by Tuesday night.

Customers are invited to choose between the 4.7 and 5.5 inches versions, despite rumors alleging that only the smaller model will be presented at the upcoming September 9 keynote, with the phablet unit set to follow later.

For now, pre-orders are limited to subscribers in Beijing.

The iPhone 6 is expected to arrive in stores on September 19 is Apple sticks to its tradition of launching its smartphones 10 days after their release.