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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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iPhone 5 Receives Final Regulatory Certification in China




The Wall Street Journal reports that the iPhone 5 has received its final certification from Chinese regulators, opening the door to a launch on Apple's carrier partners China Unicom and China Telecom.
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Vendors in China often start selling new handsets within weeks of approval by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center. [...]

The regulator said in two posts on its website that it had approved licenses for an iPhone supported by China Telecom and one supported by China Unicom.
China Telecom chairman Wang Xiaochu had previously stated that the iPhone 5 would be launching on the carrier by early December, and the carrier has reportedly started taking pre-orders in recent days.

Apple has been placing a strong focus on the Chinese market, which now accounts for 15% of the company's revenue and and saw revenues rise 78% to $23.8 billion in fiscal 2012.

Still, Apple's product launches in China have typically lagged behind those in the company's other major markets, leading to a booming gray market for devices brought in from Hong Kong and elsewhere while also leaving the company more vulnerable to competitors. But with Apple's goal of bringing the iPhone 5 to at least 100 countries before the end of 2012, the company is clearly working hard on compressing its worldwide rollout timetables.

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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That's 1 billion iPhone 5 sold
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Stock price increase ahoy.
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That's 1 billion iPhone 5 sold
Erm, NO.

There are 1.3-4 billion people in China, most of them are poor!
Still mostly a developing country.
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Licensed now but there are already 10.000s IP5's "illegally" imported.
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Hooray. Actually I don't care
I don't think they care either
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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Made in China, can't sell in China.

Interesting.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:50 AM   #7
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Time for a rise in AAPL.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:59 AM   #8
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looks like the black market for iPhones in China is going bye-bye.
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It's already priced in. There was no question that this was going to happen. The effect on AAPL share price today will be negligible.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:35 AM   #12
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$23.8 billion in 2102. Not bad for an "emerging" market!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:44 AM   #13
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Android dominates the China market. Sure this will put a dent in it, but nothing insane.
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Android dominates the China market. Sure this will put a dent in it, but nothing insane.
Dominates might not be the right word, yes they sell more because they are cheaper than the iPhone and most Chinese aren't that wealthy.
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If Apple is able to offer the iPhone 5 and others in China in any portion of December, the sales are likely to be 100% of available units before the end of the month and quarter.
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Dominates might not be the right word, yes they sell more because they are cheaper than the iPhone and most Chinese aren't that wealthy.
They dominate. Recent reports show as much as 90% of the cell phone market is Android.

That is dominating.

Not trying to be a douche, but the facts speak for themselves.
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They dominate. Recent reports show as much as 90% of the cell phone market is Android.

That is dominating.

Not trying to be a douche, but the facts speak for themselves.
If they give out the stuff for free apple will dominate too, ass.
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If they give out the stuff for free apple will dominate too, ass.
haha why am I an ass?

Just stating facts. I don't want you living under a rock and believing they don't dominate.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:36 PM   #21
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haha why am I an ass?

Just stating facts. I don't want you living under a rock and believing they don't dominate.
I've no problem of us disagree, however when you called me a name on your earlier post, that's a problem.
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I've no problem of us disagree, however when you called me a name on your earlier post, that's a problem.
No I didn't?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 11:13 AM   #23
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No I didn't?

Look 4 posts up.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:16 PM   #24
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Look 4 posts up.
I said "Not trying to be a douche"

as in saying "I'm not trying to be one"

I wasn't calling you one. That what you are meaning?


Either way. "not trying to be a douche."

I really don't care that you called me an ass personally. Its the internet. I don't get ******** easily.
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