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China Mobile ordered over 1 million iPhone 5s

14 January, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
China Mobile ordered over 1 million iPhone 5s - read the full textThis Friday is a big day for Apple and China Mobile, as the carrier is betting big that the debut of the iPhone 5s will be a successful one. China Mobile's so confident that the company purchased 1 million iPhone 5s units for its release. The Wall Street Journal reported the amount to be 1.4...

 

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its a good phone i love most

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  • 2014-01-16 07:57
  • Mfx9

> In reply to Jarret @ 2014-01-15 09:46 from 25GS - click to readIn 6 months they'll still be stuck with 400,000 of them

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  • 2014-01-15 20:29
  • sGJk

> In reply to n34s @ 2014-01-15 14:24 from 3AxW - click to readThe power button continuously sticks or ceases to work completley. I have encountered this fault mutiple times with varying age of phone, most commonly is around 6 months old. This points to a design flaw in my opinion if its the same fault over and over. All phones have faults its just some are more prominent than others

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  • 2014-01-15 15:33
  • mg96

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-15 10:35 from mg96 - click to readWhat is the same common fault? The only same common fault I have ever come across is user error it is not exclusive to iPhone.

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  • 2014-01-15 14:24
  • 3AxW

> In reply to Dot-WiFi @ 2014-01-15 01:53 from RIGr - click to readI don't have an iphone as they are overpriced "decent" phones. I work in the telecoms industry and see how many become faulty with the same common fault. Only 1 iphone has ever had good build quality and that was the 4S all others have been appalling.

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  • 2014-01-15 10:35
  • mg96

Just only 1 million iPhone5S for 1 nearly billion peoples? That's 0.1% - such a small attractions to the newest iPhone

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  • 2014-01-15 09:46
  • 25GS

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-15 05:30 from RbXH - click to readWhy my commens are deleted ppl will see....well ...when they see them.
They can not. Good for you.:-)
How many phones are sold in US per year?Per month?
One mill? Is the population of US 780 mill? Are they all buying smartphones every year?
Go back to my comments (if not deleted) to see about "envy" referance.
Why GSMA don't delete your commens?

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  • 2014-01-15 07:26
  • 3$vd

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-15 02:43 from PGXj - click to readabsolutely true

i tried selling my sparkling new S3,it worth almost nothing

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  • 2014-01-15 07:16
  • PIW1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-14 22:04 from RbXH - click to readwe just need 2 customer out of 760,and they will be SEVERELY back-order

its not hard to achieve,chinese has a lot $$ nowadays

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  • 2014-01-15 07:02
  • PIW1

> In reply to Be Cool @ 2014-01-15 03:36 from 3$t7 - click to readWhat the heck is a stationary phone? You mean a landline? Lol. Who's talking about that? China mobile doesn't do landlines. You really have no idea what you are talking about, do you? Are you really naive enough to think that all 760 million people are in the market to change there phones this year? Of the people who are in the market for a phone, how many will buy smartphones? Of those, how many are looking to buy high end smartphones? Of those how many live in the 14 cities that have China mobile's 4G now? Do you think simple marketshare is the only metric for success that companies have? Who said anything about envying Apple?

Maybe when you graduate from high school and get a job in the real world (if you can get past an entry level position) you will understand how business operates. Until then, I understand why everyone here calls you a troll and you get lots of your comments deleted.

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  • 2014-01-15 05:30
  • RbXH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-15 01:20 from RbXH - click to readDo you really think that EVEN only-stationary phone ppl(if any), are not potential smartphone users? How is in US?
Or you think that having stationary phone is cheaper to have than pre-paid-card full paid smartphone and using free hot-spots for for voip calls?

So tell us- what % is one mill of 780 mill? And why should one envy Apple?

"Sandy Shen commented: "We have seen fading enthusiasm for iPhones compared with the past few years as we have more choices in China now. There has been no dramatic change to the iPhone, and consumers want a larger screen size."?

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  • 2014-01-15 03:36
  • 3$t7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-14 20:25 from ajUn - click to readInvestment.. after 2 years you can still sell it.. and use that money to topup new iphone or no need money for an android.

China people believe in savings and money for long run. You buy other android phones.. in 2 years time it cost nothing..

The close nature of the OS is no big deal. So long as i can play games/browse net/watch shows/listen music smoothly.. whats the big lost?

I do not need to have a octa core phone.. ending up lagging because of a unoptimized OS...

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  • 2014-01-15 02:43
  • PGXj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-14 18:18 from mg96 - click to readthats because u used ur phone like u gonna kill it....

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  • 2014-01-15 01:53
  • RIGr

> In reply to Be Cool @ 2014-01-15 00:35 from 3$t7 - click to readReally? You can't figure out what other type of phone people might buy from a carrier besides a smartphone? You have set a new intellectual nadir for Android fanboys everywhere.

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  • 2014-01-15 01:20
  • RbXH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-14 22:04 from RbXH - click to readAnd what they buy from China Mobile?
Shoes?

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  • 2014-01-15 00:35
  • 3$t7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-14 19:44 from gyfE - click to readI am sorry but you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, when it comes to camera flash, 5s has dual led, now correct me if I am wrong, but.... isn't xenon flash way more powerful and can freeze the blades of a fan going at full speed? and if led flash was so good Mr know it all, than why don't professional photographers use led flash instead of xenon???

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  • 2014-01-15 00:29
  • 2CE{

> In reply to Be Cool @ 2014-01-14 20:50 from 3$t7 - click to readIf you think all 760 million of china telecom's customers are potential smartphone customers, you are out of your mind.

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  • 2014-01-14 22:04
  • RbXH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-14 19:01 from gyfE - click to read"Cry"????? LOL
Can you calculate , what % is 1 million of 760 million and tell us?
(Hope they will sell this million, though.)
And how does it stays with the statement:
"We have seen fading enthusiasm for iPhones compared with the past few years as we have more choices in China now. There has been no dramatic change to the iPhone, and consumers want a larger screen size."

By the way - no Apple haters here. We just mock at you zombies, for fun. Like the whole World do. (And even Tim Cook call you "Unique Breed")

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  • 2014-01-14 20:50
  • 3$t7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-14 19:44 from gyfE - click to readIt's a featurephone because of the OS, not the hardware, which, frankly, isn't stellar. I wonder, if the 5s would run Android, would it top Linpack? The camera is not much good either, the screen and battery are quite small, it doesn't have a card slot, yet it costs more than any other phone. iPhones aren't a good investment for these hardware-related reasons alone, not to mention the quasi-obsolete iOS.

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  • 2014-01-14 20:25
  • ajUn

i think the ipad mini will sell better than the iphone 5s in china since larger screens are often preferred in asia.

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  • 2014-01-14 19:58
  • vaQU

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