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Less than a day after opening, there are over 100,000 pre-orders in China

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Less than a day after opening, there are over 100,000 pre-orders in China
China Unicom is China’s second-biggest carrier. Just how big? How about bigger than any single carrier in the United States? With 125 million GSM and 43 million CDMA subscribers, it getting the iPhone 5 is big news. Even bigger is the fact that since preorder reservations for the iPhone 5 went live, in less than a single day over 100,000 people have pre-ordered.

The iPhone 5 will arrive on the carrier on December 14th.

Those pre-orders however are not backed by any kind of down payment, all that is required to pre-order the device is an ID card and a telephone number.

Interestingly, China’s and the world’s biggest carrier, China Mobile still does not offer the iPhone 5. If Cupertino secures a deal there it might get a huge opening. Even without China Mobile officially offering the iPhone, there are now over 15 million iPhones on it, much like there are on T-Mobile.

source: Apple Insider

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 05:41 1

1. joey_sfb (Posts: 2877; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Congratulation! Apple should just stick to mading and selling great product. Getting paid from the sueing business is like drawing blood from stone.

So much time and effort for so little gain.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 05:58

2. Ohrules (Posts: 314; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


and what happened to the goophone 5?
https://www.google.com/search?q=goophone+5&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=i-W9UOO8CMmN4gTo-YHYBw&sqi=2&ved=0CAQQ_AUoAA&biw=1366&bih=666

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 05:59 2

3. amiaq (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


100,000 people in China will soon find out how restricted their "smartphone" is compared to ZTE, Huawei and Samsung offerings.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:01 2

4. Ohrules (Posts: 314; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


and lenovo

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:06

5. amiaq (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I was looking for that company just now

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:18

8. Ohrules (Posts: 314; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


what the hell is your profile picture?!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:22 2

9. amiaq (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


It is an artwork by an artist using his ipad, nice eh? You like?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:10 4

6. MixMaster (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


Wooow! That's huge! Especially considering that China has a population of only "2011 estimate - 1,347,350,000"

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:16 2

7. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


well done. that's what I was about to write, but I guess I would not write it as good as you.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:23 6

10. sid07desai (Posts: 255; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I thought asians are smart. Why would they go for iphone?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:26 5

11. MixMaster (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


Probably tourists :)))

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:30 1

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


they have made their smart choice for choosig iphone my friends

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:40 5

13. MixMaster (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


Right! And you're probably one of those people that think having an iphone makes you soooooo cool that it guarantees you won't end up working in a McDonald's. Everyone will cheer for you when you'll enter a room and you'll hang out with actors and Victoria's Secret supermodels. Well..hold that thought while you hand me those nuggets!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 16:39

18. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


so everyone who uses iphones are dumb now? nice

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 07:16

14. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


100 000: equals a little village in China.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 07:31

15. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


As far as I remember, Xiaomi Mi-1s recieved almost 400000 pre orders in one day or less time.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 07:53

16. redmd (Posts: 880; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'm curious how many will lost their organs in the process.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 08:33

17. ryq24 (Posts: 486; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


100,00 is small considering the population of china and most of those who ordered are probably going to sell them in the grey market.

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