China Telecom Begins Unofficially Teasing iPhone 4S Launch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Penn-Olson reports that China Telecom has begin posting large iPhone 4S promotional banners in its retail stores, teasing a debut for the device without revealing a launch date.
    The iPhone 4S has yet to officially appear for sale in China, even at Apple's existing carrier partner, China Unicom, which ranks as the second largest mobile carrier in the country.

    China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, and China Telecom, the country's #3 carrier, have been working hard to land the iPhone for several years. China Telecom had reportedly geared up for a $234 million marketing push for what was then thought to possibly appear as the iPhone 5, but no official announcement from Apple or China Telecom regarding an expansion of iPhone availability in China has yet been made.

    Article Link: China Telecom Begins Unofficially Teasing iPhone 4S Launch
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    They got the picture of the iPhone right, but the text that says "iPhone 4S" is horribly disgusting. I figure that when they do actually start selling them, it'll be a little more Apple-sque.
  3. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    And they used the slogan for the iPhone 4, "This changes everything, again."

    Quality, ay? :cool:
  4. kyjaotkb macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009
    London, UK
    actually, advertising for Apple products in France, when made by retailers, is still often off-Apple standards, so I'm not shocked by these banners.
  5. pwhitehead macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2011
    new jersey
  6. mdriftmeyer macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2004
    Pacific Northwest
  7. jwhite878 macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2010
  8. iSayuSay, Nov 25, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011

    iSayuSay macrumors 68030


    Feb 6, 2011
    Is that a scam? :p ...

    Yeah .. like some noticed, the "iPhone" font is just horribly wrong, I thought carriers like that allowed to use Apple's marketing material?
    Oh, well it's unofficial anyway. But really, I dont know why but I see some of Chinese brands seem not using Latin fonts just right, they oftenly look conservative.

    No doubt Chinese has a marvelous calligraphy, so I think their sense of beauty and art is great.

    I mean Japanese can do a good Latin font, maybe it's time for some change? It's completely okay to stick with mother language, but many of their Latin fonts/translation always look like "Courier New" .. plain and somewhat uninteresting.

    Just curious, no racism here.
  9. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    If you are, for example, American. Would that make you a part of the American race?
  10. mat4020 macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Zhuhai, China
    We see unofficial iPhone promotional materials all over China... this is no different.
  11. iSayuSay macrumors 68030


    Feb 6, 2011
    I'm not sure I understand your meaning, but as I stated earlier I didn't mean to offend anyone.

    Just for comparison sake, Korean and Japanese, despite having a "kanji" as a mother language like Chinese, but they can do marketing material in English just fine.

    Samsung and LG, apart for being Apple's competitor, they can look good too in term of promotional material and appearance.

    I hardly see originally Chinese brand looks the same, they even hardly sounds good and easy on ear .. hmm maybe Lenovo is decent (or maybe it's because of IBM?), but still not look as good as Japanese/Korean counterpart, they always looks (pardon me) cheaper in a way. I just don't get it.
  12. liavman macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2009
    I do not understand what is horrible about that font. It may be a different font from what Apple officially uses, I do not know, but why such elevated value judgements based on one picture?

    May be this is a case of taking the 'Details matter' mantra a little too seriously?

    But if intent of the criticism is that Apple font is part of its brand, then I agree. Apple should make sure that their carrier partners follow the standard branding mechanisms.
  13. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2007
    I rather suspect that he/she was simply pointing out that your use of language was as bad as the font. Or perhaps that you were lumping, in this case, more than a billion people together as one person in taste and skillset.


    avoid stereotyping large groups of unique individuals on the basis of national identity.

    and if for some reason you are referring to entire groups say

    "I don't know why but the Chinese it seems can't use Latin fonts just right"

    I for sure wouldn't appreciate a sentence like "English all speak with a funny accent and eat stereotype sandwiches on the lawn at four."

    The Engish, The Chinese, Americans, etc.

    Oh, and clearly "I don't mean to offend anyone here."
  14. iSayuSay macrumors 68030


    Feb 6, 2011
    Well .. okay ... if thats the case .. I edited my post for that .. thanks for warning though
  15. 199708, Dec 11, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011

    199708 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2008
    Just got off a local flight here in China and found this ad on the headrest.

  16. BlackTofu macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2011
    So it will get the CDMA version of iPhone 4S?
  17. Barney9304 macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2008
    you have been able to get the iPhone 4s in China for a while now albeit a copy.

    hell you go to the Apple store in Beijing and touts offer you the 4s on your way out!
    the copies I cannot tell from my own one.

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