News - Reader comments

China too eager for the iPhone 4S, Apple suspends sales

13 January, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
China too eager for the iPhone 4S, Apple suspends sales - read the full textThe much-anticipated release of the iPhone 4S in China stumbled out of the gate in Beijing, after unruly crowds kept the store closed on release day. Apple’s main store in the Sanlitun district of Beijing, the first of its kind to open in the country, was pelted with eggs and minor scuffles...

 

Sort by:

> In reply to [deleted post]And you have a clue? would be interesting to hear what is best phone and which suit for everyone better than iPhone?

By the way i think iPhone is best for me because it can do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHxI--t3T24 Or can you say me which other phone can do this?

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 12:24
  • mhP@

> In reply to saphiresword @ 2012-01-13 22:19 from fXda - click to readthis is why people are brainwashed... no product in the world would make me go crazy like this...

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 10:57
  • 31S3

another paid publicty stunt by apple like nokia did for lumia 800 .

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 10:22
  • KhvA

another paid publicity stunt from apple to boost a4s sales like nokia did for lumia 800 I mean can seriously belive this news ,cant belive that there are ppl who fall pray of these kind of stunts and not use there brains and buy piece of crap.in high price.

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 10:07
  • KhvA

If this all thing are happen wth the launche of iphone 4s so its better to keep some precuation before the laucnche of i phone 5 so take a look and do some thing

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 10:00
  • tUdx

aaaall these people are waiting for a phone!gays it's just a phone!!!I can't believe this @ 21 century!

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 08:36
  • g5nt

No matter how much some people hate Apple or its products, this is the only company so far which is able to create this hype and crowds willing to get their hands on products. No where in the world other products get this type response. So for those who bash apple products or other brands too. Its time for them to grow up and stop taking it personally.

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 07:58
  • y@ZX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-14 01:13 from 4cZT - click to readvery true!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 07:41
  • uum1

> In reply to Santanu Dey @ 2012-01-13 16:09 from M8T2 - click to readFirst all all, its mostly low class dudes who are queing up to buy the China version of the phone. These are non-college educated guys who make about $300-400 a month salary.

Second of all, the people who buy this phone are people who like status. Just like in the USA. Who craves status in China? Kids, and the new rich. They are not thinking about how the phone is made. But really, Americans don't think about that either.

Note that no phone manufacturer probably is significantly better than others in how they monitor their supply chain. Apple maybe is a little worse than others because they don't do their own assembly work. But that's hard to quantify.

The question I'm interested in is... why do people so want this version of the iPhone 4S? They can get it so much cheaper on the grey market. They can get it cheaper at China Unicom. Why do they go to the Apple Store?

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 05:18
  • unak

> In reply to [deleted post]it dont needs two antenna, they just used it from the deathgrip from the iphone4, so switching to the other antenna when the other can't receive, something like that,

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 04:40
  • vaNH

i thought these people were making 0.20$ a day...

gosh i should work in china and make thousand of $ a day....

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 03:38
  • uPFc

news from chinese website http://news.sohu.com/20120114/...60262.shtml, more than 90% of those queuing people were hired from icrap marketing department to promote the sales, those people would get the commission of USD17 each. there are quite a lot of authorised sellers in China, there are no reason to queue up for. compared to 4, 4s is not that popular in china.

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 02:52
  • uQ85

Woah, this is utmost interesting! I believe it happens to other countries as well.

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 01:58
  • vjsY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-13 18:07 from IVWa - click to readEspecially when T-mobile this time gets it too

No body can beat apple said that long time ago

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 01:43
  • YHVG

> In reply to Xperia X8 @ 2012-01-13 17:44 from 3Z%q - click to readIf u consider rooting and jail breaking.

iPhone has android notification settings as SB settings from long time even b4 android changed interface of their notification system and many apps used that "top finger scrolling gesture to actIvate their app" just like u bring down notifications with fingers.

And then again all iOS 5 features are not supported by 3GS and remember that iOS 5 has 200 features and out of them maybe 2 or 3 not supported and galaxy S has that some value pack which means u can't call it ICS u have to call it modded 2.3.
Once go to Wikipedia and compare iOS and ICS features. They wrote in detail.

U can make windows vista look like windows 7 but u can't call it windows 7 instead u call it modded windows vista there is a difference.
New OS means it supports new API's and also improves security , and u can run any latest app.

And Apple gets profit very high.
Profit from selling one mac laptop = profit of 7 HP laptops once google it if u want.
Similarly smartphones also apple gets the highest profit of all.
Yet everyone trying eagerly to copy MacBook air with Samsung 9 series.

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 01:33
  • ut3j

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-13 19:00 from mhP$ - click to read"Apple may take more margin% but Samsung takes the $$$."

"Wrong Apple take the money not samsung, Apple takes like 50% of every smartphones profits.

"Also most Android phones can be rooted and upgraded to at least 2 new OS iterations, but not Apple"

Wrong again, iPhone 3GS still kicking and it came 2009, first it had iOS3 then iOS4 and now iOS5."

You just owned him bad. Apple haters are those that never owned an iDevice.

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 01:13
  • 4cZT

People love apple because of the name of the brand. In the future i wil make my own smartphone called banana lol. I will say hi i have a bananaphone. With bananaOS

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-14 00:39
  • LC6}

id like to see Samsung or other companies getting crowds this psyched about a product

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-13 22:19
  • fXda

iphone 4s is the best on the world

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-13 22:01
  • JEhv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-13 20:47 from 0xQi - click to readiPhone 4 and first galaxy S came almost same time, so what first galaxy got when iPhone 4 got iOS5? :)

  • Reply
  • 2012-01-13 21:11
  • mhP$

Note: Sponsored advertising links are in green.