The iPhone 6's China launch day has come – it's generally a calm affair

The iPhone 6's China launch day has come – it's generally a calm affair
So, after some hurdles, Apple was finally able to launch its latest flagships in China. The country was supposed to be one of the first to receive the handsets, almost a month ago, but Apple seemed to have some trouble getting the proper certifications to sell the device on Chinese soil. This even opened the door for some resourceful people to smuggle iPhone 6 units, bought from abroad, into China and sell them for who-knows-how-much (estimated price).

Well, today, iFans in China can rejoice, as they can buy Apple's new smartphones the proper way – from an authorized store, or retailer.

The launch day has been a generally calm affair, the WSJ reports. One wouldn't expect, after the insane amount of pre-ordered units, that the Apple store in Beijing's Sanlitun shopping district will only have a line of 100 people, waiting to get their pre-ordered devices at 8 am in the morning. According to the WSJ, one big reason there was so little people in line was that the phone was actually on sale at midnight in other retailers' shops, including the country's biggest telecom carriers.

Interviewed customers said they were mostly interested in the new models' bigger screens – which is something to expect in China, where gargantuan-screened phablets have been a trend for a while now.

So, sorry – no riots and no mass fights this year. We kid, we kid, it's good to see that a new gadget from Apple can have a calm launch, for once.


source: The WSJ

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46 Comments

1. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Apple story from china, but Note 4 launch today in America aaannnd no word... priorities lay elsewhere here at PA

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then go elsewhere. PA runs their site their way sonnn.

5. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Your way.

6. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/samsung-galaxy-note-4-launches-today-17-10-2014/ I do go elsewhere, PA ain't just my life and don't call me sonn

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

S to the O to the NNN

11. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Funny how you like sayings "N" so much XD

22. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

& what does that mean?? :/

23. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Completely childish!!

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why have a word on the note 4 launch, when no stores are even open yet to sell it.

3. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

That's not a good comment even from you darrkjedi

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's the truth, it's their site bro. If he doesn't like it, he has options.

13. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

You mean to say , its their site and they can even show child porno and and no one can protest .

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Grow up

16. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Speak for yourself .Learn take your mistakes like a man.

29. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

He didn't say anything wrong. Also, if you don't think there is a difference between child porn and news about phones you should probably get your head checked.

31. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Its an analogy ,and you didn't get it. Reading some books might help .

42. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

It is a stupid analogy. Nothing more, nothing less.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said bucky

26. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Irony at its best!

18. KickRocks

Posts: 275; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Makes no difference if PA reveals the note 4 drops today, I've had mine since Monday and this thing blows the iphone 6 and 6 plus out the water. Ape fans are just too afraid to be unplugged

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Enjoy your N4, I'll drop my 6+ in some water so it can blow it out :D

27. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Make sure it doesn't bend from the fall.

25. KickRocks

Posts: 275; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I'm not careless so I don't drop my phones in water and I will enjoy my note 4 with qhd screen, camera, battery life, spen and on and on while you enjoy a massively large useless waste of space, boring os but it's an iphone iphone...........

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx for the spec info. :D

35. KickRocks

Posts: 275; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Your very welcome :)

30. MrsJedi

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

I'm glad that there wasn't any problems at launch. :) I always hate seeing people fight over buying a device like this. Edit: LOL looks like we have another Jedi here.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hi Arte 8800

36. kimihiro

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I don't get China's and Korea's fondness in promoting these phones by having a cute girl hold the phone in front of a camera. Am I the only one who notices it?

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hundreds of companies use beautiful female models to show off their products. What's wrong with that?

39. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

What kinda entity makes us willing to illogically shell out major money? Exactly.

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