iPhone 6 sets record for first month orders

Today Apple announced that they'd beat their record for first-month orders for the iPhone. They did this with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and according to Tim Cook, they beat their new record for most orders in the first 30 days "by a lot. a whole lot." Though they didn't say numbers specifically – they'll likely save that for their next earnings call – they did go on to note how they haven't even launched in China yet.

China's launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will take place in a few hours. Before now, the country had been marred by black market sales of the phone – most of which couldn't even connect to local networks without a nicked SIM card.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will have launched in 32 countries by the end of this week. Inside China it'll be on all three major carriers in the country, just like the United States where all FOUR major carriers have the iPhone.

This is "our biggest iPhone launch ever" said Tim Cook. Today we'll see more on the features involved in iOS 8 and how Apple Pay will launch with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well. Stay tuned to SlashGear for more information through our massive Apple hub.