Updated from 8:14 a.m. to included additional thoughts from Cantor Fitzgerald in the eighth paragraph.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) –– Apple (AAPL) finally gets its big entry into China, as the company will be selling its iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus in China, starting Oct. 17, as it continues its push into the world's largest cellular market.
Reception has been positive so far for the new iPhones, with Apple announcing it sold more than 10 million units in its opening weekend, despite the lack of availability in China. This news will allow Apple to sell the iPhone to the three major state carriers in China, including China Mobile (CHL) , China Telecom (CHA) and China Unicom (CHU) , as well as Apple's mainland China retail stores and Apple's Chinese Web site.
Watch the video below for more on Apple's entry into China with the iPhone 6:
"We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch," said Apple's CEO Tim Cook. "With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers will have access to high-speed mobile networks from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom for an incredible experience."
Pre-orders will start on Oct. 10, and customers can start reserving the phones on Oct. 14, with pick up on Oct. 17.