Reservations for Gold and Silver Apple iPhone 5s are sold out in Beijing and Hong Kong

Reservations for Gold and Silver Apple iPhone 5s are sold out in Beijing and Hong Kong
Unlike the U.S., where there is no pre-order period for the full-priced Apple iPhone 5s, Apple is allowing Chinese iPhone 5s buyers to reserve their unit, basically a process being done to prevent the violence that erupted when the Apple iPhone 4s launched in the country in January 2012. Under the new system, a Chinese consumer interested in the Apple iPhone 5s texts a special phone number to receive a booking code. With this code, the consumer goes online and configures the device the way he wants it. After entering in an accepted form of ID, the consumer is given a special time
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.

source: AppleInsider

Related phones

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)



1. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

All 200 were sold out...

6. joey333

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 17, 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: Sep 23, 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: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

depends on how much you like your burgers :P

7. joey333

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 17, 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: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

To protect ur private things u ever do with ur phone.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


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