iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Apple Inc. (AAPL) to Release iPhone 5 in China in Late November or Early December Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:28:34 +0000 Read More]]> Apple iPhone 5

Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone 5 went on sale in the United States in late September, adding to the holiday lineup of all new Macs and iPods. Now, AAPL is also planning to bring the latest iPhone with the taller 4 inch screen, A6 chip, and LTE wireless to China. On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Cupertino based company would be bringing the iPhone 5 to China in late November or early December.

Government officials haven’t offered guidance on when the iPhone 5 might win final approval. But China Telecom Chairman Wang Xiaochu said Friday in a brief interview on the sidelines of the Communist Party’s 18th Party Congress in Beijing that the phone should be by early December if not sooner.

China Unicom Chairman Chang Xiaobing was less certain. “We hope to offer it this year, but what I say doesn’t matter,” he said on the sidelines of the congress, adding that his company was waiting for the government to grant the remaining licenses for the phone to be released in China.

Apple is already looking at a breakthrough holiday quarter and with the iPhone 5 selling in other countries, the company will experience even higher sales. According to the WSJ report, 16% of Apple’s revenue came from China last quarter, which equates to $5.7 billion. Apple’s Foxconn factory has been experiencing delays in production of the iPhone 5, and shortages of the device in places where it is already on sale and is causing even more demand for the product.

Apple has already mentioned that they will roll out the iPhone 5 to 100 more countries after the US and with the rapid release around the world, and will do so in about 2 months after the initial US release. Despite Apple not officially selling the iPhone in China, there are many in use across the country, brought in by resellers who have purchased them in other countries, mostly the United States.

As sales begin and gradually increase in China, the number of units being purchased for resale in the United States will stop. As a result, the production will finally catch up to the demand. China is a major growth opportunity for Apple, as CEO Tim Cook has mentioned in the past, and it will continue to be as demand for the company’s products grow more and more each year.

{Via MacRumors}

]]> 5 Apple to roll out iPhone 4S in China and 21 Other Countries on January 13th Thu, 05 Jan 2012 11:24:49 +0000 Read More]]> iPhone 4S Siri

Apple on Wednesday announced that they are planning to rollout the iPhone 4S to 22 countries around the world on Friday, January 13th with China as the featured addition for the debut. The Cupertino based company has been experiencing heavy adoption rate and positive sales in China and other countries in Asia.

Customer response to our products in China has been off the charts,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With the launch in China next week, iPhone 4S will be available in over 90 countries making this our fastest iPhone rollout ever.

The iPhone 4S currently operates on China Unicom in China, however, Apple has not specified whether they will be adding any new carriers to the iPhone 4 and 4S. In big markets, such as the US, Apple is constantly looking to expand to more networks. Currently, China has only one carrier for iPhone 4S.

Alongside China, Apple is also rolling out the iPhone 4S in 21 new countries, including: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, China, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guam, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and Uganda.

{via MacRumors}

]]> 0 China Mobile to Offer Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 By End of October? Fri, 05 Aug 2011 21:23:40 +0000 Read More]]> iPhone 4 China Mobile

Earlier today, a report from CapitalVue reported that Apple and China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier have struck a deal to bring the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 onto their network. China Mobile reigns supreme above other carriers in the world, such as AT&T, Verizon with a whopping 600 million customers.

A Chinese language site, picked up the story and mentioned that the story came directly from Associated Press although that claim was not proven. If this claim turns out to be true, the iPhone 4 will be on China Mobile’s networks by October and will likely receive LTE 4G with the introduction of the iPhone 5.

China Mobile’s network currently operate on a TD-LTE standard. China Mobile could help the iPhone grow in the smartphone market. Apple COO Tim Cook was spotted at China Mobile headquarters last June, supporting the idea that a deal was in the works at the time. It has now been reported that the deals are finalized and the iPhone will indeed be arriving on China Mobile’s networks.

This seems to be a deal very similiar to the deal struck between Apple and Verizon, where AT&T was the only network offered until the iPhone 4. The same can be seen for China Mobile, which is very popular and sought after; the iPhone could recieve a greater market share by adding China Mobile to it’s carrier chain in China.

Currently, Apple only operates in China under the network of China Unicom but multiple networks in one country could definitely grow Apple’s smartphone market share.

{via MacRumors}

]]> 3 China Mobile Chairman Says Apple is Working on LTE iPhone Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:43:05 +0000 Read More]]> Wang Jianzhou, the chairman of China Mobile, declared recently that a future 4G iPhone will support LTE chipsets for a faster wireless network. Speaking at the Davos Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wang said:

Apple has made it clear they will support TD-LTE. We hope that when they develop the next-generation models, since Apple can create CDMA, they can also consider developing TD-SCDMA.

Apple COO Tim Cook recently explained that the reason the iPhone hasn’t already adopted the LTE chipset yet is that the first-generation chips demand changes to the iPhone’s design that Apple weren’t prepared to make. Some speculate that the issue was due to how much battery life the chips consumes, and that the second-generation of LTE chips could be more suitable for Apple’s device.

It’s highly likely that at some point Apple’s iPhone will adopt the LTE chipsets – it doesn’t take insider knowledge to predict that – however, what we’re all eager to know is when. Apple has demonstrated frequently over the years that it’s not always willing to adopt new technology early on. As Cult of Mac points out, the first generation iPhone was already behind the times when it launched with just EDGE support, as opposed to 3G.

The iPhone is currently available in China on just one network, and that’s China Unicom. However, it’s likely that now Apple has launched the CDMA iPhone 4 for Verizon, CDMA networks in China will be offered the hugely popular device.

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