CNBC: iPhone SE pre-orders in China exceed 3.4 million

According to CNBC, preorders for the iPhone SE are said to have exceeded 3.4 million so far in China alone, according to data from local retailers. Keep in mind that Apple hasn’t released any sales figures.

CNBC says that gold has been the most popular color among buyers in China, with the new rose gold option a close second. If the report is correct, Wall Street pundit predictions that Apple will see 10 million to 15 million additional smartphone sales this year thanks to the SE may be too low.

Speaking of the iPhone, in a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will introduce a new high-end iPhone model in 2017 that sports a curved glass case, a 5.8-inch AMOLED display, and wireless charging.