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Apple's China mobile iPhone launch "weak" -- really?

Jonny Evans | Jan. 20, 2014
If you live through a lens created by reading the New York Times, then you'd be forgiven for thinking Apple's much-vaunted China Mobile iPhone launch saw "weak response", and while there's plenty around who want you to believe that, you'd be wrong.

So, where are we now?

  • Pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone reached about 1 million units, China Mobile said earlier this week.
  • China Mobile may sell about 10 million iPhone units this year, according to estimates from Tucker Grinnan (HSBC Holdings) and James Yan (IDC). (Estimates vary wildly, as no one really knows).
  • The iPhone 5S is currently the world's most popular smartphone.
  • Apple's China Mobile launch seems on target to shift the 1.4 million units Foxconn has reportedly delivered to meet demand.

I'm a blogger and have opinions, they aren't always popular, but they are mine. I expect news reports to deliver objective fact, without spin. I expect blogger's to deliver opinions that make me think. The facts as known at this point do not suggest a "weak response" to the launch on China Mobile. So why write a blog rather than a news report, NYT?

Source: Computerworld


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