iPhone 5 Receives Final Regulatory Certification in China

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    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.
    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.

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    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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    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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    Made in China, can't sell in China.

    Interesting.
     
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    looks like the black market for iPhones in China is going bye-bye.
     
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    Pollute Air, Water and Food. But it takes months for Regulators to allow a Phone in a unRegulated Country.
     
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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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    My 80 shares and I approve! :cool:
     
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    $23.8 billion in 2102. Not bad for an "emerging" market!
     
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    Android dominates the China market. Sure this will put a dent in it, but nothing insane.
     
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    Watch Apple close down the Apple Stores again and restrict it to online sales only, because people start acting like it's Black Friday :p
     
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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.
     
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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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    You're rich!:D
     
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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.
     
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    If they give out the stuff for free apple will dominate too, ass.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    No I didn't?
     
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    Look 4 posts up.
     
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    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 butthurt easily.
     

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