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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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iPhone 5's First Weekend Sales in China Top Two Million




Apple announced tonight that the company has sold over two million of the new iPhone 5 in China, just three days after its launch.
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"Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products."
The most recent launch on Friday included 32 other new countries as well, though the announcement specifically covers China's opening weekend sales.

The original iPhone 5 launch weekend took place in September and saw over 5 million sales to the initial 9 countries including the U.S.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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This is gonna be a killer quarter...
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:10 PM   #3
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Donald Trump would be pissed

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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OMG!!!! i am shocked
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:12 PM   #5
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2 million out of a population of 1.35 billion, doesn't look impressive... but it's a huge number. Now if they could get the phone on China's largest network that has close to 500 million subscribers.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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2 million out of a population of 1.35 billion, doesn't look impressive... but it's a huge number. Now if they could get the phone on China's largest network that has close to 500 million subscribers.
800 million out of 1.35 billion people are relatively poor peasants or workers. I say the number is very impressive given the recent report about Android's 90%+ market share in China. Back here in Macrumors a lot of people were bashing Apple in the other thread about the non-existence of waiting lines outside Apple Stores in China .
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:14 PM   #7
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And they want to rush out a 5S?

Madness. Iphone 5 is a massive upgrade over the previous Iphones and could easily sell what the Iphone 4 managed.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:16 PM   #8
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Keep in mind China has a population of 1.3 billion...
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:18 PM   #9
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Keep in mind China has a population of 1.3 billion...
Not 1.3b any more. At least 1.7b now.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:18 PM   #10
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China Mobile would be a killer if it had iPhone 5.
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2 million out of a population of 1.35 billion, doesn't look impressive... but it's a huge number. Now if they could get the phone on China's largest network that has close to 500 million subscribers.
China is a Germany or UK attached to a dirt poor country of over 1 billion. Unless Apple releases a $99 phone (unsubsidized) they will get Western European sales results from China.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:20 PM   #12
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No long lines and riots in China and all of a sudden Wall Street and investors freak out..
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:22 PM   #13
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Not 1.3b any more. At least 1.7b now.
I doubt their population jumped 400,000,000 people (30%) in 1 year. Where'd you get that 1.7 figure from?
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No lines in china is because of the reservation system, and the actual apple store does not sell the iphone 5 without a contract n
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:25 PM   #15
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Not bad.

Not sure if any other phone sold over 1 million doing their first weekend...
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:27 PM   #16
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the article has failed to mention that both China Telecom and China Unicom were giving away massive discount and expensive gift packs on launch day just to get people to sign their contracts. This has never happened during previous iPhone launch in China. Apple must have given carriers a lot of pressure in order to achieve that 2 million number.
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Not 1.3b any more. At least 1.7b now.
1.35 billion according to WolframAlpha
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the majority does not pay income tax or capital gain tax, there is no real estate tax either.

Under such condition, a mere restaurant worker can easily afford these gadgets.
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the majority does not pay income tax or capital gain tax, there is no real estate tax either.

Under such condition, a mere restaurant worker can easily afford these gadgets.
You're kidding right?
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Not so sure about that massage discount post.....hmmmmmm

iPhone 5 hits China; 23% more expensive than in US|Economy ...
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-s....aspx?cid=1102..


Most phones ever in opening w/e and we are trying to spin that negative....
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the majority does not pay income tax or capital gain tax, there is no real estate tax either.

Under such condition, a mere restaurant worker can easily afford these gadgets.
Funny.
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Under such condition, a mere restaurant worker can easily afford these gadgets.
Nonsense ! I helped set up a software development center in 2 China cities. And invested in a friend's restaurant there. This is definitely not true even in the richest Chinese cities.
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Not so sure about that massage discount post.....hmmmmmm

iPhone 5 hits China; 23% more expensive than in US|Economy ...
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-s....aspx?cid=1102..


Most phones ever in opening w/e and we are trying to spin that negative....
Well 23% is not so much... in Brazil they are selling the iPhone 5 16GB for 2.399 reais (U$ 1.200 - no contract) or 1.699 (U$ 850) + 1-year contract
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No more chinese scalpers clogging up our malls)))))
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Interesting. I'd read that only three people queued up for the launch at a Beijing Apple Store and that one of those three was a snowman. The perspective that you get really depends on where you read the news!
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