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).
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38. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

From what I heard, certain retailers were able to get their hands on large amounts of stock before it was available at Apple stores. Also, those who can afford it already bought their 6/6+ at major markup prices @resale from Hong Kong and other countries fortunate enough to get it sooner.

40. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

the Chinese have Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi. who needs a pathetic Apple when having those 3 marvellous brands?

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You want some green thumbs?

45. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I think it's about time Chinese companies at least attempted to create industry standards. They spent big money on R&D (surpassed the US in this regard in 2012), they obviously have the technology. I personally can't wait until the industry doesn't fully rely on the US for major innovations.

46. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Just to add, remember the times when the US actually had a lot of competition from Japan in the 80s-90s? We geeks certainly benefited from this back then. When China truly rises in innovative ideas they would force the US to up their A game (which have been awfully stagnant as of late). That's for sure. Can only be good.

43. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Well if you factor in the average income, population and the proposed 20 million pre-orders, it makes sense that there wouldn't be a bunch of people waiting at the doors of the local carrier or Apple Store. Not to mention, China is an up and comer, so they haven't really blossomed into a full blown consumer nation. I don't know if they ever will, since I view their people as much more practical than other nationalities.

44. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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