iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders — analyst

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iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

Apple 's iPhone 5S.

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Apple ‘s iPhone 5S and 5C snared around 100,000 preorders from China Mobile customers in just two days, at least based on estimates from an analyst with Wedge Partners.

On December 22, Apple announced an agreement with China’s largest mobile carrier to offer the two new iPhones starting January 17. A tally of 100,000 preorders certainly sounds like a good start. But the number could’ve been higher, according to analyst Brian Blair, who spoke with AllThingsD.

China Mobile is home to almost 760 million subscribers, so 100,000 is but a tiny fraction of the total base. In September, China Unicom took in around 120,000 preorders for the iPhones, while China Telecom snared around 150,000, Blair noted. Both of those carriers have fewer customers compared with their larger rival.

So why haven’t more China Mobile customers tried to grab the iPhone ? Timing is one reason.

“What’s important to remember is these phones launched in September,” Brian Blair told AllThingsD. “Now here we are several months later and there’s no subs… [Read more]

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst


iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

 

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

 

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

 

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

 

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders -- analyst

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