Quiet launch for the new iPad in China
0. phoneArena 20 Jul 2012, 07:44 posted on
When the iPad 2 was released in China last year, there were some incidents that kind of ruined the mood of the launch day, especially in a busy Beijing store. This year, however, there have been only 40 people lined in front of the same store, and there was no sign of disorder...
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1. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
chinease are alot smarter then Americans they know apple's knew ipad is a joke and a slap in the face to the consumer
6. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
actually in china apple products are status symbol
So if the New iPad looks just the same as the iPad 2 , no one will be bothered to upgrade even the rich folks as all chinese are stingy and calculative .
How do i know ? Dude , i'm chinese
11. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Confucius say: not true, in China everyone can go get a cheap (plastic) knock-off at the corner bodega. Or, on any restaurant menu.
12. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)
That doesn't really counter IamYourFather6657's claim. Even if it is a knockoff, they will still feel like they have the high status since other people will think it's an iPad as well.
13. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
but the user experience on the fake sucks
even you bought one , you would not use it for long
my friend bought one , he is so pissed of with it he smashed it
2. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Online ordering has much to do with this. I'm quite sure the iPad will boast beautiful sales.
3. MeoCao (unregistered)
I guess the Chinese are waiting for N7, iPad is not cool anymore.
9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
The first sentence of this article is a grammatical disaster. Smh.
10. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
The way they are treating Chinese customers is not good.
That will cause a huge loss to Apple.
Remember China is the Worlds most populated country.
So,bad service may inflect in fall of profit.