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  • Chinese Consumers Turn Out in Droves for iPhone Launch


    As anticipated, Apple's introduction of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on the world's largest mobile operator has been met with great fanfare and consumer reaction.

    On Friday, China Mobile provided its 700 million subscribers access to Apple's popular globe-hopping flagship smartphone. And overwhelming interest was instantly apparent.

    Cook was at China Mobile’s headquarters store as the world’s largest carrier started selling the iPhone, concluding six years of negotiations with Apple. As Cook handed out autographed iPhones with carrier Chairman Xi Guohua, people asked him about bigger screens and the use of flexible displays.
    “We never talk about future things,” Cook told locals. “We have great things we are working on but we want to keep them secret. That way you will be so much happier when you see it.”

    For investors, today's good news surrounding an enthusiastic China Mobile community is a promising development and one that could drive share prices of AAPL much higher in the coming days.

    Sources: Bloomberg, Slashgear
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Chinese Consumers Turn Out in Droves for iPhone Launch started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. PCYoda's Avatar
      PCYoda -
      Tim Cook: "Who should I make this autograph out to?"
      Little Girl: "Ummm... eBay?"
      Tim Cook: "Wow, seems to be a real popular name in China..."

      I could care less for Tim's autograph, I'd love to somehow get Jonny Ive to sign my iPhone...
    1. hemptation's Avatar
      hemptation -
      Maybe get Optimus prime to
      Autograph mine. Lol.
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      No surprise to me
    1. hemptation's Avatar
      hemptation -
      Yea kinda how I felt. Figured they would all be interested in the new toy. And surely having the jail break accessible helped some. Maybe. Lol