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07-01-2010, 11:35 AM #1
Apple Preparing Big iPhone 4, iPad Push in China
Apple has big hopes for the iPhone 4 and iPad in China. As it turns out, a prominent Chinese PC maker now has the wheels in motion on distributing the iPad in China. On tap for the tablet is a full slate of localized content, an attribute that will greatly increase the iPad's attractiveness within the world's largest mobile community. Apart from the iPad, however, Apple is working with Chinese wireless carriers to get both the iPad and iPhone 4 in as many hands as possible. If all goes as planned, China Unicom will be able to offer coverage for the iPhone 4 and the iPad before year's end.
The rumors and rumblings about all the above were covered in great detail Thursday by DigiTimes, which reported that Fang Zhongua, the head honcho of a major Chinese PC maker, indicated that his firm is actively working with Apple to bring about the widespread introduction and assimilation of the iPad in China. For the time being, only a handful of distributors are pushing Apple products throughout the nation. According to DigiTimes, the marketing strategy for the iPad will be heavily dependent on that aforementioned slate of heavily localized content offerings and ebooks relevant to the culturally distinct regions within China.
On top of Apple's product push on the horizon, we're only a few weeks away from the grand unveiling of the second official Apple Store in China. Looking more like a palace beneath a curtain than a retail outlet under construction, expectations for the Shanghai store are high, with many speculating that the glorified glass structure of the facility could very well prove the most beautiful and ornate Apple Store in the world.
Image Via People Daily (China)
07-01-2010, 11:40 AM #2
"designed in California, made for China"
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07-01-2010, 11:47 AM #3
07-01-2010, 12:04 PM #4
Designed in California. Made in China. Well at least mine was. Lol.
07-01-2010, 12:08 PM #5
Wannabe BigBrother meets The Real BigBrother. Nice....
07-01-2010, 12:12 PM #6
I'd like mine white, please.
Jeez, can't AAPL wait until the US orders are satisfied first?
07-01-2010, 12:19 PM #7
When I read "big iPhone 4" I thought it was an iPad joke
07-01-2010, 12:22 PM #8
I hope this doesn't have the same turn out as the iPhone 3GS.
07-01-2010, 12:43 PM #9
Inst that like a billion iPhones!!??!! If they all got one and pointed it up would we see it from space? lmao.
07-01-2010, 12:55 PM #10
woahIf only all closed minds came with closed mouths
Common sense is not that common
07-01-2010, 01:44 PM #11
Order of iPhone!
Designed in California, Parts from Japan, Assembled in China. Distributed in US
It goes around the world...then to us!My Devices:
iPod Touch 4g 4.1 - Jailbroken
iPad 4.2.1 - Jailbroken
07-01-2010, 02:00 PM #12
It's such a classy stage
07-01-2010, 02:08 PM #13
I'm and alot of other people are still waiting for their local apple store to get new iphone stocks in. They should be restocking their stores first!!
07-01-2010, 02:10 PM #14
Don't Care Need Jailbreak
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07-01-2010, 02:55 PM #18
Haha, I wonder how they're going to fill orders for a country of over 1 billion if they can't even keep up with them in the US? I'm sure China has more population than all the places they've actually released the iPhone 4 so far, combined. I would want them to be cheaper since they don't have to import or export anything.
07-01-2010, 03:12 PM #19
In response about filling orders... I don't think this will be an issue. I am sure 50% of their market will be pirate copies. When I was in Krygeek and Turkey you could get just about anything from China--- a Rolex with all the paperwork to a 42" TV that looked exactly like a samsung ultra thin for around $200. I am pretty sure if you gave them a picture of a Merc they would clone it. its absolutely insane. Of course I wouldn't lick the damn thing (lol) I am sure the paint, or plastic contains some sort of lead that was collected from a nuclear landfill... Im just saying...
Hey... perhaps we all have a clone copy of the iPhone 4 (hence the death grip) and they are stockpiling the real phones for them... hmmm who is laughing now...
Seriously good for them...
07-01-2010, 03:33 PM #20
Yes, they should stock the US first and then move on.