While Apple has an ever-increasing presence in China, the world's largest cell phone carrier based there is still curiously deficient on offering an iPhone -- but that may change as executives from the two companies sit down for a chat.
Apple may be plagued with a trademark dispute over the iPad name at the moment, but that hasn’t distracted them from expanding the horizons for the iPhone, which will finally debut on China Telecom next month as widely rumored.
The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas doesn’t officially close its doors until tomorrow, but most of the buzz and excitement has already waned and life is getting back to normal for many. Over in China, the exact opposite is happening, with thousands having lined up outside Apple retail stores to grab the iPhone 4S, which went on sale at midnight local time there. In case you missed your daily dose of tech news today, read on to find out what else is making news for this Thursday, January 12, 2012.
Wow, another week has come and gone, just like that! By this time next week, the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show will be winding down in Las Vegas and we’ll all be giddy about the new stuff to look forward to later this year (or alternately, seriously depressed that we can’t afford it). But before you get a full-on dose of CES fever all next week, it’s time to hunker down and ingest some of the tech news that’s making waves on this fine Friday, January 6, 2012.
There is little doubt that China is the next location for explosive growth for Apple, where in recent months fake stores have popped up on the radar to take advantage of the company’s popularity there. Soon, mainland China will enjoy a 3G-equipped iPad 2 like the rest of us, as well as a retail store opening in neighboring Hong Kong.
Four years after the debut of the original iPhone, one of the biggest markets in the world still isn’t being fully served by Apple’s iconic device. With 896 million mobile phone users in China, 106 million served by China Telecom may finally get some relief by the end of 2011.
Apple successfully launched its online store in China this week, which as usual includes the company’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS handsets -- the latter of which promptly sold out a record-breaking 10 hours later.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Apple releases a new iPhone model and the demand almost immediately overwhelms the actual supply. This time, however, the location isn’t the U.S. but rather China, where the device went on sale over the weekend and crowds swarmed in to get one.
Taking Apple’s lead, Chinese carrier China Unicom will head off iPhone 4 trouble at the pass by giving every customer a free case with their purchase in an effort to prevent the controversy that sprung up here in the United States over the handset’s antenna design.