Apple shares plunge on poor Chinese Apple iPhone 5 reception
0. phoneArena posted on 14 Dec 2012, 11:46
Shares of Apple are once again approaching the magical price of $500, although this time it is on the downside as poor reception in China to the launch there of the Apple iPhone 5 has investor dumping the stock; in China, the lack of long lines for the latest version of Apple's iconic smartphone was a clear sign that something was different this time...
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1. lolioslol (banned) posted on 14 Dec 2012, 11:53 29 3
LOL. Gee, they get to make the thing slaving in a factory for like 13 cents a day and you're telling me they AREN'T lining up in droves to buy it? Mind=BLOWN
7. wp8forever (unregistered) posted on 14 Dec 2012, 11:59 16 2
They will be back to be , what the used to 7 years ago , NOTHING I WISH I DROPS -50 DOLLARS hate apple with a passion ,just taking money away from stupid ppl , selling them the same crap over and over gain .
13. noim1 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:27 22 0
Guess what !!!! the next iPhone 5S will have NFC !!!! OMG !!! Revolutionary !!!! Extraordinary !!
Now ppl line up in front of the the Fruit shop and give ur Money & take ur latest iPhone 5S (which has the same design , same screen , same specs ,but look now it has NFC )...
53. rusticguy posted on 14 Dec 2012, 22:30 4 0
And in 7 colors if the colors that they launch could be patented so that they could also escape the "it's so obvious" clause. Else they stay black and white till others have co nclusively established which colors sell.
62. Nathan_ingx posted on 15 Dec 2012, 09:31 2 0
Come to think of it, the Chinese are more intelligent in speaking their mind about the phone they want.
Unlike 'most' Americans (pardon moi) that goes gaga over iPhone.
And i thought Apple was checking the network compatibility a few weeks back??
56. PhenomFaz posted on 15 Dec 2012, 02:08 1 0
I am grabbin popcorn...this is gettin good :)
42. jmoita2 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 17:07 5 0
I know, about time this fad fades out. How many times can you rename then "launch" the same exact product???
Drop, Apple, drop!!!
61. JeffdaBeat posted on 15 Dec 2012, 07:11 1 1
Apple hasn't had lines here in the US because they started doing a better online system. People balked saying that Apple was losing its touch. Come to find out Apple did a better job with their online reservations and had still made record sales.
So then you have China...where people were pissed because Apple ran out of iPhones. So Apple improves reservation system, not only to stop everyone from being so physically angry at the lack of product, but to stop scalpers...yet people still balk saying Apple isn't selling as well.
I'm interested in seeing the discussion when Apple actually releases their sales numbers. Here's a story that outlines it a bit...
70. quakan posted on 15 Dec 2012, 18:11 0 0
You're one of the most level headed commenters on this site in my opinion. Usually when I see your name I always read your comments in full entirety just because you always have something interesting to share and you arguments/replies to people are always well written.
75. jroc74 posted on 16 Dec 2012, 07:36 0 0
Just like when the iPhone first came to Verizon, smaller lines meant a better online and pre order system than AT&T.
19. Droid_X_Doug posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:45 6 0
Where is Mxy and the rest of the Apple defenders? Bad news for Android and they are crowing about it.
22. noim1 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:57 1 0
BETTER CALL UR BUDDIES quick !!!....cause we r growing in multiples of x100 .....LOL...
well the fact is that u have got nothing to Defend ...and deep inside you know that Apple is ripping u off but not showing it & boasting abt the high price device...well hear frm us high price does not mean it's the BEST !!!
41. Bernoulli posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:16 3 0
Lol and did you hear how Apple submitted a patent that involves nfc when none of their devices have nfc? Now that's a good one lol! :)
33. QWIKSTRIKE posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:55 1 0
All I have to say is my Elliot wave post from PA's past articles stated that this would happen, and I also posted about wave 5 tops. Anyway as I predicted Apple would try to retrace back to the highs and fail. Failing here sends it to $485.00 and possibly lower, then watch the fear and panic sell take over.
Apple is a great company that has possibly reached potential market saturation with no new worth while product to push it forward short of analyst pumping it as they dump it to unsuspecting buyers!
I can't wait to see what unfolds after the Christmas Holiday sales. Bad news will send the stock lower. Remember I also predicted a wave 5 top for the regular stock market and predict as revwersal after the 1st quarter reports for 2013!
71. quakan posted on 15 Dec 2012, 18:13 0 0
What's funny is that I remember that. lol
31. PAPINYC (limited) 4 days ago posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:43 12 0
The Chinese are not STUPID, they know a good counterfeit when they see one.
44. XPERIA-KNIGHT posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:15 2 0
are you serious?? thats all the more reason for people to NOT want to line up and buy the device!
Someone working at a burger king for years upon years usually doesnt order there after they are off work.............because they are too familliar and SICK of the place!
ps i hope you were being sarcastic
47. parkwaydr posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:35 0 0
True, I worked at Wendy's in high school for like two and a half years. Still can't eat there to this day.
57. rcwfox2002 posted on 15 Dec 2012, 02:18 0 0
I worked for Verizon and after I left I still have Verizon service. I didn't buy the Nexus 4 because it did not meet my expectation to upgrade from Galaxy Nexus. People in Asian countries understand technology and gadgets and the Iphone 5 is nothing special or worthy of an upgrade. Instead of Apple innovating they spend their R&D money on advertising. Every movie, sitcom, commercial has an Iphone and Apple is footing the bill. Americans want to be popular, appear smart and rich, Apple gives them that illusion.
72. quakan posted on 15 Dec 2012, 20:06 0 0
Just to let you know 1,344,130,000 people live in China and they all don't work for Foxconn.
17. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:39 8 0
like poops down the toilet LOL
18. Droid_X_Doug posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:42 8 0
Law of gravity = what goes up must come down. Didn't anyone see the article posted a few days ago about how Android phones were selling like hot cakes on a cold winter day in China? Cool only sells so many. Day-in day-out users seem to be choosing Android.
4. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 14 Dec 2012, 11:55 7 3
Or may be the market reacts to the maps fiasco? Google proved that they are now the tech king not Apple.
5. noim1 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 11:57 14 3
No 1 cares abt Apple any more !!! for starters the Chinese r becoming SMART !!
11. arsenaljimenez posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:19 15 0
from reading this, they are the only smart ones
48. soshi posted on 14 Dec 2012, 19:32 1 0
true, the other countries still following the sheep from the west, including my country. no wonder chinese always ahead, they know how to use their money
63. synot posted on 15 Dec 2012, 10:39 1 0
So true americans should learn from the chinese, big sale small profit instead of no sale no profit .owning an iphone doesnt say anything anymore ,its just another regular phone nowadays ,nothing special
64. synot posted on 15 Dec 2012, 10:48 1 0
American are too hyped and try to live above their wages ,imagine someone buying an iphone for over eight hundred dollars while working less than that per week just to say they have an iphone .no wonder america owes so much money to china .
20. dc0321 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:52 7 0
lol....it didnt take long for the chinese to wake up
39. noim1 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:58 0 0
I think they have all got their S3's , One X's, Nexus's etc and sitting at home and reading this article and laughing...
6. sprockkets posted on 14 Dec 2012, 11:58 5 1
Either the people there started using their brains or they ran out of spare kidneys :)
9. Tsepz_GP posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:14 0 0
Was the iPhone5 being sold online in China? Could be a matter of people pre-ordering and buying online.
Im going to wait for Monday's weekend sales report before i say anything.
65. synot posted on 15 Dec 2012, 10:57 0 0
You dont have to wait until monday ,Chinese dont waste their money like americans , china isnt called cheap market for nothing ,i can tell u that no one is buying online because thats the reason that they make cheaper versions of popular phones for their people to buy at less than half the price
10. amiaq posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:15 11 0
Ha ha ha no other single device is an "iphone killer", iphone just has to kill itself.
12. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:20 9 1
Haha no, iPhone was killed by a gang of Androids.
And Google is the godfather
51. networkdood posted on 14 Dec 2012, 20:49 2 0
I'm gonna make youse a map that you can't refuse!!
55. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 14 Dec 2012, 22:47 0 0
LOL that is violent man
14. sats.mine2k4 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:30 4 0
Intelligent people... People in the US need to learn from them...
15. infinitemethod posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:30 6 0
I am really enjoying watching the stock plummet just like I thought it would. You can't have 4 of the exact same product, just making it bigger or smaller for 7 straight years. I am not sure if people are actually starting to catch onto this or they really don't like their products anymore.
I am looking forward to the iPhone 5S launch and them telling everyone how much more "PHENOMENAL" it is over the 5. iFAIL!
23. devildlm1 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:00 3 0
Apple simply just can't get away with the high price anymore. Unsubsidized, there are 10+ alternatives that do more and cost less. When the iPhone 4s came out and people were going crazy over it, Google was just getting out of its tarnished Android reputation so it was 50/50 and many saw the iPhone price as justified. Now that Google and the manufacturers stepped their game up, going with Android or even Windows is a no brainer.
24. Martine posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:08 0 1
Why do tech sites like PhoneArena always post multiple news per week about Apple Stock?
38. Droid_X_Doug posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:31 0 0
It is a good way to stimulate the eyeball count metric?
25. maxican16 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:10 3 0
So this is what happens when you don't have a bunch of lemmings blindly loyal to you. People actually use COMMON SENSE and assess the phone for it's FEATURES and VALUE...... both of which the iphone lack.
27. manlapazj posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:28 4 0
i agree. no innovation. no bright spots. the new "feel" or "build" of the iphone seems
plasticky for me.. just saying.
28. molanjames posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:28 6 0
Apple thinks Chinese people are stupid.. Trying to sell the same darn thing for the past five years is a direct insult
29. freebee269 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:29 2 0
lumia 920T went on sale this week along with the iphone 5 and will outsell the iphone 5. just on the basic fact that the lumia 920T works on more carriers than iphone 5 (meaning you can keep your number) and has better specs.
32. nyamo posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:53 2 0
I'm amazed with China where brand names mean everything apple failed. That or pricing is way to high for most people to afford
34. McLTE posted on 14 Dec 2012, 14:34 0 0
is a 3% stock drop really a plunge PA? My god you guys take news stories and completely BLOW the headline out of proportion..
Today we have 3% stock plunging.. and having sex more than once a week makes you an addict.
As for this article.. things don't seem to bode well for Apple. At some point here in the US people will also wake up and the magical marketing enema that apple has up so many people's a$$e$ will be removed and things will continue to slide.
can Apple afford another 4-4s micro update? They need some significant changes.. NOW.
35. Droid_X_Doug posted on 14 Dec 2012, 14:55 0 0
"...and having sex more than once a week makes you an addict."
What is the matter with having sex more than once a week? By that metric, there must be a whole bunch of sex addicts.
36. Sniggly posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:17 1 0
It's because the Chinese had all their resellers in Best Buy buying all the iPhone 5s they wanted back when it launched here in the US. It was so bad that we had to issue a company wide policy to not sell more than one iPhone 5 per customer unless it was being activated.
37. Droid_X_Doug posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:29 0 0
Nothing like market saturation.... Cool will sell only so many. And that point may have been reached in China.
40. amiaq posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:08 0 0
Looking for Apple iPhone killer device? Introducing..... iPhone 5!
43. someones4 posted on 14 Dec 2012, 17:23 5 0
China has plenty of good phones like the oppo find 5 and zte nubia. Why settle for less?