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

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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18 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

2. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

3. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

4. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

and lenovo

5. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I was looking for that company just now

8. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

what the hell is your profile picture?!

9. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

6. MixMaster

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

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

7. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

10. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

11. MixMaster

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

Probably tourists :)))

12. wendygarett unregistered

they have made their smart choice for choosig iphone my friends

13. MixMaster

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 09, 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!

18. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

so everyone who uses iphones are dumb now? nice

14. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

100 000: equals a little village in China.

15. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

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

16. redmd

Posts: 1947; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

17. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 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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