Reservations for Gold and Silver Apple iPhone 5s are sold out in Beijing and Hong Kong
when he is to show up at the nearby Apple Store to complete the purchase.
Reservations started on Tuesday and within two hours, the Gold version of the iPhone 5s was sold out in the Sanlitun, Xidan Joy City, and Wangfujing Apple Stores. The latest report says that only the 16GB Space Gray model is left for reservations in Beijing and in Hong Kong. Both the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c were up for reservations starting Tuesday with in-store pick up scheduled for September 20th. The latter is the same day that both new models will be released in the U.S.
China is expected to be a big market for Apple in 2013-2014, especially if an alleged deal with China Mobile is announced. The world's largest carrier has not officially had the Apple iPhone on its roster due to the carrier's proprietary network. But that is expected to change this year and analysts expect the deal with China Mobile and one with NTT DoCoMo to lead to 35 million units in additional sales in 2014. If this all comes about, Apple's board might want to consider raising the dividend.
6. joey333 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)
More like 20,000,00 considering the population of China. But I agree, Asians especially Chinese don't know quality if it raped them in the ass. I bet the Gold iphone 5s will be popular there.. makes one look rich
2. yoyo93 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)
Gold iphone looks tacky, If I were to get a 5s I would have gone with silver one at least it would match with apple's classic MacBook Pro line.
3. timukh (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
i still dont understand the full use of fingerprint scanner. i mean is there the need for so much security just to unlock the phone?? all my phone has are tons of songs, few videos and couple of ebooks. apple surely concentrated on the wrong aspect of the phone. its like guarding the front door of burger king with national army!!
4. rawbow (Posts: 362; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
depends on how much you like your burgers :P
7. joey333 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)
I agree. It's mainly to protect against someone stealing your credit card info on the phone. but I'm not worried.. I only have $20 in the bank.
8. Finalflash (Posts: 438; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
It's a check mark feature for their attempt to differentiate instead of looking like they're copying too much in one go
If they added nfc and notification led they would get a little too much flak for being 2 years late to the game.
10. JunkCreek (Posts: 371; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
To protect ur private things u ever do with ur phone.