iPhone to Launch in China on October 1st

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. MacRumors
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    Apr 12, 2001

    Reuters reports that China Unicom has announced that it will begin selling the iPhone in China on October 1st alongside the official launch of the company's 3G wireless network. According to the report, China Unicom announced that the iPhone will sell for an unsubsidized price of 5,000 yuan (US$732.50), although it did not note which model would be offered at that price. The company will be offering 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB models.
    China Unicom announced one month ago that it had struck a deal with Apple to offer the iPhone in China.

    Article Link: iPhone to Launch in China on October 1st
  2. t0mat0
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    Aug 29, 2006
    Wonder how Apple's going to ramp up production for this - surely making more millions and selling more internationally equates to a longer lead time next year to get a handset out?
  3. ilfn143
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    macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
  4. emma-amme
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    Dec 4, 2008
    Apple is having production problems now

    Here in Finland the current waiting period for iPhone 3Gs is 8 weeks. Getting iPhones for China is clearly hurting availability at least in some European countries. The spokesman of the local operator said that availability is limited because a Chinese operator just bought 1 million iphones.
  5. polobreaka
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    macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2009
    Huntington Beach, CA
    funny how the iphone is assembled in China but they cant sell it yet.
  6. iphones4evry1
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    Nov 26, 2008
    California, USA
    If you were one of those people that waited in line for the iPhone3G behind 300 people and were complaining... imagine having to wait in line behind several MILLION people :eek:
  7. twoodcc
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    macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    this is huge for apple and iphone! now will the app store be in China also?
  8. BurchBoy
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    Jul 4, 2008
    App Store in China... YES!

    Of course the App Store is already in China. A few of my Music Healing apps sell there.

    PLUS, surely they already had the iPod Touch there so that probably allowed for the Chinese App Store initially.
  9. Eraserhead
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    Nov 3, 2005
    There's the grey market for iPhones as well ;).

    The iPhone will be celebrating 60 years of communist rule :). I think Reuters got the day wrong here - you don't release products on public holidays ;).

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