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APPLE iPHONE 4s SOLD OUT IN CHINA

By • Oct 2nd, 2010 • Category: ! Product News
 

APPLE iPHONE 4s SOLD OUT IN CHINA

 
APPLE iPHONE 4s SOLD OUT IN CHINA
 
BEIJING: When the iPhone 3G and 3GS launched, it took one month for China Unicom to sell 100,000 devices.Vice President of China Unicom, Li Gang, told that his company has completely sold through their first shipment of stotaled 100,000 units iPhone 4, just in four days.  While over 200,000 customers have pre-ordered the device; the company has since stopped taking online reservations due to the demand.  Analyst Liu Liang credited a record number of Chinese mobile users adopting smartphones, as well as positive media attention around the iPhone 4, as possible reasons for the strong sales numbers. China Unicom is expected to get their next shipment of iPhone 4s around October 1.
 
More than 200,000 Apple iPhone 4s have been snapped up in China within days of going on sale while waiting lists stretch to the end of October.
About 100,000 units were sold in the first four days and another 100,000 are on back order in the world’s largest mobile market, the China Daily newspaper reported.
 
The iPhone 4 16GB version of the smartphone, which has wireless Internet capability, costs 4,999 yuan (RM2,400), with the 32GB unit selling for 5,999 yuan (RM2,800).
The iPhone 4 – which made its world debut in June – is being sold at Apple stores in Beijing and Shanghai.
 
The phone went on sale in China on Sept 25, a week after Apple officially launched the iPad in the country, with some customers queuing up for several days to ensure they got their hands on the Tablet computer.
Both products have been available for several months on China’s gray market, which has been booming thanks to great demand for Apple goods.
China has at least 420 million Internet users and is also the world’s largest mobile market with more than 800 million subscribers as of the end of June. – Relaxnews
 
A shortage of Apple’s iPhone 4, newly introduced in China, is fuelling a grey market for imported phones and anger among genuine customers plagued by scalpers, hoping to sell the phones on for profit.
 
According to AFP, Apple was forced to temporarily close one of its stores in Beijing after arguments broke out between scalpers and Apple store customers frustrated and disappointed at missing out on the handsets. Scalpers have been reportedly charging an additional 300-600 Yuan ($45-90/£28-£56) to those desperate to get their hands on Apple’s latest iPhone.

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