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iPhone 5 preorders have gone live in China... kind of

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iPhone 5 preorders have gone live in China... kind of
Want to purchase the iPhone 5 now, although Apple is yet to announce such a device? No problem! Just visit China's largest e-commerce platform, Taobao, and you'll be able to find a good number of sellers offering the anticipated device on preorder (if you know Chinese, that is).

Apparently, some Chinese enterprises have decided that if they use some of those leaked images of the iPhone 5, and throw in some rumored specs to go along with them, then it would make for a rather convincing listing. Well, it seems they are right, as Reuters reports that some of those sellers have been getting dozens of preorders these days. Different sellers are said to be charging differently - some are asking for a deposit of 1,000 yuan ($160), while others wouldn't settle for anything less than the "full price" of 6,999 yuan ($1,100).

But what happens with these preorders? What devices actually get sent to the buyers? Thankfully, it seems most of these businesses aren't lying to consumers, and intend to send them real iPhone 5s, once they become available in Hong Kong. The reason for all of this is that Apple gadgets tend to become available in Hong Kong earlier than in mainland China.

So, there you go, folks - if you can't wait any longer, you can just go ahead and preorder an iPhone 5 for 6,999 yuan right now! But don't tell your wives (or moms) that it was our idea...

source: Reuters

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posted on 12 Jul 2012, 09:41 4

1. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


uh oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol

this is a situation where you listen to that little voice in your head that says... "DON'T DO IT!"

i rather wait til its announced from apple.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 09:56

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


this!!!!!!

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 12:46

13. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yes and my little voice is yelling rite now NOOOOOOOOOOOO LMAO

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 09:46 1

2. FoxDavis (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


What a joke!

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 09:48

3. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)


LOL, joke.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 10:38 7

5. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Ifans can now spend their money on an idevice before its even announced. The milking of the stupid has never been more rampant.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 12:53 6

14. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Y r apple fans stupid, but google fans aren't? What's wrong with people spending their money on what they want. Are Pepsi fans stupid cuz the don't choose coke? Are mustang fans stupid cuz they don't choose the corvette. I choose both android and iOS, but I'm a little more of an iOS user... However I do t consider myself stupid. That's a rude comment my man. Maybe ur the stupid one, cuz googles taking your money just like apple, Pepsi, coke, ford, and Chevy takes their fans money. Ifans love iOS, and fandroiders love android. Maybe jus maybe we're all stupid...

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 13:34 1

16. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1577; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Nothing is wrong, except when its a scam like this is

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 13:54 1

17. AngryApplcpCustomer (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Sithman. My man. Iphone sucks because they are outperformed. Im an ios user. But im trapped for 2 yrs with an f'ing iphone 4s.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 14:12 2

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok that's cool bro, but y insult the people who buy them just because they're loyal to the brand, when a lot of android users r just as loyal. By the way I like my 4S, it does piss me off at times tho but no more than my s3

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 22:17 2

20. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


That's funny I can't wait to get rid of my garbage DROID for an iPhone ^_^… even though my processors are supposedly superior, all of the extra garbage you can't uninstall slows it down :) oh and my DROID only crashes every few minutes but you know, it "out performs the iPhone...."

Now it is your OPINION that the iPhone sucks but thats just YOUR OPINION! I had an iPhone and it was far superior than my last two Android devices so its MY OPINION that the iPhone is better and superior :)

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 10:40

6. dcgore (Posts: 204; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


I pre-ordered mine...jk! hahaha

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 11:49 3

7. nofear (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


A. 4" screen (Apple) ---> 4.3" STD for Android.
B. No SD (Apple) --------> Removable Micro SD on every Android phone, Tablet
C. Battery conceal -----> Every Android smartphones are battery removal.
D. ICONICphobia -------> Widget, iconic if you preferred
E. Slide down feature--> Android had this feature for very long time.
F. 3.5" screen 16gb, 32 gb ($649, $749) phone4 4s ----> 4.8" GS3 16gb, 32gb($599, $649), retail on Verizon website.

This is simple for me, I will picked Android is the right.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 12:10 10

10. JessJess (unregistered)


"Removable Micro SD on every Android phone, Tablet"
"Every Android smartphones are battery removal."

HTC One X says hi.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 14:16 3

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Several android phones now have non expandable memory and sealed batteries just ask Htc and Motorola

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 11:51 1

8. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


I'd laugh if someone is stupid enough to send their money to China, then Apple comes out with the iPhone that's totally designed differently than what's on the site and what's rumored, and ends up loosing their money and get scammed... LMFAO

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 11:54 3

9. nofear (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Who is a dumbest person to order phone that cost $1100?

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 12:22 5

11. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


only way i'm spending $1100 on a phone is if it wipes my ass too

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 12:28 6

12. Brewski (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


There's an app for that...

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 12:54 1

15. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lmao!!!

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