News tagged ‘China’
According to the latest rumors, world’s largest carrier - China Mobile - will start accepting pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c as soon as this Thursday. As to the date of the official launch, it is set for late December. At least this is what
A few days ago The Wall Street Journal published a report claiming that Apple and China Mobile signed the partnership agreement. Well, looks like these companies actually failed to finish the negotiations and the information, provided by an unknown source, is just fake. What that means is that we don’t know for sure if the iPhone will debut on China Mobile network by the end of this year or not.
Apple has finally signed a deal with the world’s largest carrier - China Mobile. What that means is that very soon, probably on December, 18th, all the iPhone fans from China will be able to purchase their beloved device on contract.
Apple’s iPhone has always been extremely popular in Japan. But nobody expected that iPhone 5s and 5c could make more than 75% of sales in this country. Well, if to believe the latest data, as many as 76% of all the devices sold in Japan in October were iPhones.
Foxconn has been reportedly adding new workers to iPhone 5s assembly lines in order to catch up with the demand on this device. Earlier this month, the company from Cupertino decided to cut down the production of plastic iPhone 5c. As we can see now, this was the right decision as the number of iPhone 5s units available for purchase has grown dramatically since that time.
Another iPhone user has been found dead these days. This time it’s a 28-year-old man from Thailand who reportedly was electrocuted by his iPhone 4S. As noted by local sources, the man was lying on the phone while charging it. And again, the charger was manufactured by an unknown third-party firm.
Apple Store sales fall because of third-party resellers, analysts say. Although the number of iPhones, iPads and other Apple gadgets sold grows from year to year, these devices are most often purchased via non-Apple outlets.
A large number of Apple’s Retail Stores around the world will be closed a few hours earlier next weekend - on November 17th and November 18th.
The company from Cupertino will certify two new Asian factories to help in manufacture of the iPhone 5c and iPad mini soon. The reason for such a decision is growing demand for the devices. Current Apple’s suppliers - Foxconn and Pegatron - can’t cope with the production load.
After quick September’s stockouts, Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will become available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S.A. And this is expected to happen… today.
According to the latest NPD report, Apple is sure to cut the production of the iPhone 5c by 35% and boost the production of the flagship iPhone 5s by 75% soon. Such changes are no doubt caused by poor sales of the plastic model in China and all over the world - people still prefer high-end 5s to less expensive 5c and this is probably a surprise for Apple.
Unlike the new iPad 5 that is expected to become thinner and narrower, the next-gen iPad mini will be a bit thicker in order to accommodate a larger battery. It is the rumored Retina display that forced Apple to increase the dimensions of its 7.9-inch tablet.