Whether you love or loathe them, there is little faulting Apple's business plan. China is the latest country to be getting hot under the collar for the Cupertino technology giants latest iPhone.
Over 100,000 iPhones have been sold in four days after the offical launch and another 100,000 phones are on back order. The orders should be fulfilled by the end of next month, according to China Unicom, the partner of Apple in this region.
“‘The sales of previous versions of iPhones created a solid foundation for the explosive performance of the iPhone 4 this year,' said Li Gang, senior vice-president of China Unicom. The shipment for the first day was over 40,000 units, according to the company,” China Daily reports. “China Unicom had received 200,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4 since Sept 17.”
China Daily reports, “The company announced that it is waiting for the approval of the iPad 3G from the Chinese government… China Unicom was granted a license to operate the wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA), a 3G technology in China, which was launched on Jan 7, 2009. According to statistics released by China Unicom on Tuesday, the company's 3G users reached the 10 million mark from 9.5 million users in August.”
KitGuru says: Another nice bump in their profit margins for the next quarter then.