Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c available for reservations in China starting on September 17th

Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c available for reservations in China starting on September 17th
If you've been following the introduction of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c and the aftermath, you know that in the states there is no pre-order period for the Apple iPhone 5s. But that is not the case in China where consumers in the country will be able to reserve the new flagship iPhone and the Apple iPhone 5c starting on September 17th. Those reserving either model in China will be able to pick their phone at a physical Apple Store starting on September 20th.

Apple went to this reservation system in China after an incident in January 2012 when the Apple iPhone 4S was launched. A delay in opening the Apple Store in Sanlitun led to egg pelting and bottle throwing. Apple halted sales of the device through its own retail locations in Beijing and Shanghai for a long time period before going to the reservation system. Apple CEO Tim Cook is expecting a lot from the region which is why this is the first time that the Chinese launch of the iPhone will coincide with the phone's launch in other major markets like the U.S.

Later this year, Apple is expected to launch a version of its new handsets for China Mobile. Because of the carrier's proprietary networks, Apple has not released a model that will work on China Mobile's pipeline. But as the world's largest carrier, getting the iPhone onto the operator's line up could lead to a ton of new device sales for Apple. Last week, a rumor spread that the two sides had agreed on a deal that would allow the more than 700 million China Mobile subscribers to purchase the colorful Apple iPhone 5c.

Chinese consumers can reserve an Apple iPhone 5s or Apple iPhone 5c on September 17th

Chinese consumers can reserve an Apple iPhone 5s or Apple iPhone 5c on September 17th


source: 9to5Mac via SlashGear

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Three days before the phone launches... Huh.

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

YEAH! Give China "special treatment", after all, They ARE the only Super Power in the smartphone industry... Way to go China, making Apple Bow Down to you... Normally it's the other way around.

20. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Its because the Chinese/ other countries people are not as dumb/brainwashed as people in the US.

3. lekeola

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

superpower in smartphone only ? think again

4. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

Iphone 5 C(hina) Welcome to China the Plastic Factory

5. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

I have an HKID. But I live in the US lol

6. criticism

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Chinese people! don't waste your money on the new (old) upgrade of iPhone! If you are really interested in Apple, then at least wait till iPhone 6 is introduced!

7. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Don't worry, Samsung and native brands like Xiaomi have taken over Apple's phone market in Hong Kong and China.

9. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

There are many people who will be upgrading from iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. So I think it makes sense for them to upgrade. You think the iPhone 5S is an old upgrade because all you know about the 5S is that it has a touch ID fingerprint sensor.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

DARK let em hate. Fridays almost here dude, can we say iPhone 5S 64 gig AT&T white/gold. In my pocket, leaving with a smile? Yes we can lol...

11. criticism

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

No, I know that iPhone 5s has a better camera (Specially for darker conditions because the sensor and aperture are A LITTLE larger, and an the flash is also changed) and a faster graphics for a 4"-display with low resolution! However, apple fanboys always say that the previous iPhones are smooth (and I think they are right because the resolution of iPhones is almost moderate), so why they would need a faster processor? I think if the camera in iPhone 5 is really annoying for you, then it might be the only reason for upgrade!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude that post made absolutely no sense. Well other than being a weak typical in thing to do apple diss. What's funny is that, if they called you for a job, you'd be there so quick you'd be like the flash. Hmmm

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Right? Haha. Sounds like he was trying to be cool but failed in the process.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Papa lol, he failed big time. If you don't like em, then don't like em, just proof read before you press post comment lol. +1

8. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

apple is loosing

12. Sauce unregistered

Just like your grammar.

13. robinlim85

Posts: 86; Member since: May 03, 2013

there are many android fanboy here that angry because they couldn't afford the iphone

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

lol...

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Or you know, spend the money on other important things. Typical ignorance.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I doubt that's the reason they're angry. Lots of the android "fanboys", not users get angry when they realize no matter how much they insult you. You're gonna buy what you want, and their attempts to get under your skin fail. I'm a lover of both platforms, but as anyone on PA will tell you...I'm an iOS first kinda guy. I get hammered all the time for that, but with a physique like superman the disses just bounce off JK. Buy what you like, and let the haters hate, remember iOS fanboys "not users" hate too. It's all good.

21. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

I don't think it's anger, I think it's insecurity. Too many people upset because you don't support what they purchased, or are afraid if people buy iPhones, it's somehow going to make Android go away. Simple truth is Android isn't going anywhere, nor is Apple. It would take a monumental event for both companies to be forced out of the cell phone business. Buy what you want and enjoy it, simple as that.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This post is what it's all about. +100

23. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Kudos, good post. A little ripping on each other is fun, but we all have to remember we each use what we feel fits like our clothes etc, and keep some of harsh critiquing to our selves and keep it fun.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Too bad others can't understand that +1

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Agreed. +1 back at ya Yeah some get bent, or perhaps even, are born that way. Products of a self entitled society that questions everything and poops on rest of it if it's contrary to their feelings. Oop, way off topic, my bad.

26. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Check your sentences again. Few sentences make no sense. Read them out loud before hitting the post button :)

27. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

My bad, to many coronas.

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