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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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China Unicom Begins iPhone 5 Reservations, Gets 100,000 First-Day Reservations




Just a couple days after the iPhone 5 received final regulatory certification in China, Sina Tech is reporting that China Unicom has started reservations for iPhone 5. China Unicom received 100,000 reservations in the first day, by 4pm local time, and required an ID card and other personal information to reserve an iPhone 5 for the first day.

China Unicom rival China Telecom has reportedly been taking iPhone 5 reservations for weeks, including 5,000 reservations on Sunday. Apple today announced that 50 countries would be receiving the iPhone 5 in December, with China being one of them.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:42 PM   #2
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That is a lot of phones.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:43 PM   #3
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Just realize how amazing the iPhone 5 looks.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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Not surprising... Dem' billion people
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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That is a lot of phones.
Considering the size of China's mobile phone market, not really.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:57 PM   #6
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Considering the size of China's mobile phone market, not really.
Of course that is a huge number. 1st day preorders of 100,000+, in the first day. Give it a few more days and see, then post again.

Edit: That is only one carrier, I believe, there are 3 Chinese carriers selling the iPhone 5. What till the other carriers numbers start coming in.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:59 PM   #7
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Wait until they hit the stores. There will be line ups.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 11:10 PM   #8
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That's not a huge number, even with ID's required because of the black market, and only one carrier - with 5 years of pent up demand there should have been more orders.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 11:12 PM   #9
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Considering the size of China's mobile phone market, not really.
Right and wrong. Considering the size of China's mobile phone market, yes, but most people are still using non-smartphone phones, so it's a quite significant number.
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Wait a second here..... The iPhone 5, which is assembled in China, needs certification to work...... in China???
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:25 AM   #11
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Of course that is a huge number. 1st day preorders of 100,000+, in the first day. Give it a few more days and see, then post again.

Edit: That is only one carrier, I believe, there are 3 Chinese carriers selling the iPhone 5. What till the other carriers numbers start coming in.
Yes, China has three carriers but only one, China Mobile, with 600 million customers, doesn't carry the iPhone, officially. That's the carrier that really counts.
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Wait a second here..... The iPhone 5, which is assembled in China, needs certification to work...... in China???
Of course.

Not only does it require certification, the Chinese government needs to decide to allow the sale. There is no free market in China. You need government permission to bring in any new product.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:54 AM   #13
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just 100,000 come on people
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Wait a second here..... The iPhone 5, which is assembled in China, needs certification to work...... in China???
Of course. Just like a US made device need FCC approval before they can go on sale in the US.

All devices going on sale in one region needs the approval of the regulatory agencies in that region - regardless of where they are made.
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Of course that is a huge number. 1st day preorders of 100,000+, in the first day. Give it a few more days and see, then post again.

Edit: That is only one carrier, I believe, there are 3 Chinese carriers selling the iPhone 5. What till the other carriers numbers start coming in.
Agreed. That is alot of phones in one day for only one carrier.

Interested to see how many phones will move on launch day in China.
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I always love Apple products. 2 year ago I bought a iphone 4 and it still working perfectly. Even having any problem. So now I'm waiting to receive my new iphone 5. its on the way.
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