From Digitimes’ “Strong pre-register for iPhone 12 in Taiwan” posted late Thursday:
Telecom operators, including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Taiwan Mobile, all began taking pre-registered orders on October 14, with CHT saying it sold out its pre-register quota within 45 minutes.
CHT said 65% of its pre-registered orders were for the iPhone 12, while FET said the volumes it received in the first day of pre-registered orders were three-fold higher than it received for the previous lineup launched a year earlier, with 50% of them for the iPhone 12 Pro.
The sources also said that availability of the iPhone 12 lineup will help accelerate the replacement demand for 5G from 4G models, pushing the number of 5G service subscribers in Taiwan to one million by year-end 2020 or first-quarter 2021 at the earliest.
My take: With the usual caveat that we don’t know how many units CHT was allocated.