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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.
“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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21 months ago
God this site is going to the dogs with all the anti-Apple trolls here. :rolleyes:
Rating: 28 Votes
21 months ago

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 :D;).
Rating: 28 Votes
21 months ago

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?
Rating: 21 Votes
21 months ago

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.
Rating: 18 Votes
21 months ago
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.
Rating: 17 Votes
21 months ago
This is gonna be a killer quarter...
Rating: 16 Votes
21 months ago



Keep in mind China has a population of 1.3 billion...


And most of the Chinese population live in conditions like this:

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So 2 million the first weekend is fine considering their addressable market.

And don't forget... this was just the first weekend. Apple will keep selling iPhones in China from now on.

China will be a good market for Apple.
Rating: 16 Votes
21 months ago

It's an overpriced item for it's specs. The Nexus 7 beats in every way hands down.


Except usability, web browser speed, app responsiveness, cameras, app selection, game selection. You know... Things that are not at all important.

But don't let reality get in the way of a good Android fired Apple hate.
Rating: 13 Votes
21 months ago

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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.
Rating: 11 Votes
21 months ago

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?
Rating: 10 Votes

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