iPhone 4 China: Demand outstripping supply

Despite the issues that have previously been reported with the Apple iPhone 4, it’s still proving to be as popular as ever. As we mentioned a couple of days ago, the iPhone 4 was launched in China recently and it looks like they are already having problems keeping up with the demand.

As reported by Jonny Evans at 9to5mac.com, demand for the device appears to be outstripping the supply in China at the moment. Local carrier China Unicom are hoping to increase their supply as quick as possible, after receiving more than 200,000 pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 4 by Saturday.

There is definitely a big difference between the sale of the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 in China. The iPhone 3GS only sold 100,000 units in six weeks, after it was introduced into China last year. Then again, it did take 28 months to get the iPhone 3GS on sale in the country.

A spokeswoman for Apple said that more iPhones would be made available soon, and advised customers to check online or with their local stores for availability of the popular device. Apple iPhone sales passed the 1 million mark in South Korea this past weekend as well.