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China Mobile to Start Accepting Apple's New iPhone Orders This Week

Apple Incorporated signed a deal with the world’s largest mobile carrier, China Mobile last week regarding the provision of iPhones for its audience. It is to start welcoming orders starting from this week.

Dec 9 2013, 10:08am CST | by

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China Mobile to Start Accepting Apple's New iPhone Orders This Week
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China Mobile to Start Accepting Apple's New iPhone Orders This Week

China Mobile shifted to a high speed 4G network and signed a pact with Apple. Now, Apple’s iPhone will be disseminated among the 700 million users of China Mobile’s services. Although things are still a bit implicit, the news is out that starting this Thursday, the pre-orders will begin from Shanghai. 

As its website so volubly mentions, iPhone 5S and other smart phones from Samsung and Sony will get showcased and bought. While the 4G services will take a little longer to become operational, things are working as per plan. The “4G is here!” tagline became quite a meme among the enthusiastic crowd of mobile maniacs. 

The deal between China Mobile and Apple had long been in the pipeline. And today it is a living reality. The Chinese market is a volatile source of excess consumers for Apple. Both Apple and China Mobile will rake in the beneficial effects of this mutual bond. The classy iPhone 5S along with the high speed 4G network are a lethal combination as far as desirable products and services are concerned. 

Meanwhile, 4G technology is to arrive in six major urban centers of Mainland China. The stage is set for cooperation between East and West on a techno-communicative level. And Apple which had previously had a home turf advantage in Europe and America is now ready to penetrate the Sino-sphere. 

Source: WSJ


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Nokia Raises Full Year Guidance As Q2 Profit Beats Estimates

Source: Forbes Real Time

Although Europe remained challenging during the quarter, the company has built a strong pipeline of orders on a number of recent contract wins, such as Everything Everywhere and Vodafone, which should bolster sales towards the latter half of the year. A second-half revenue boost is expected in the U.S and China as well, with carriers such as Sprint, China Mobile and China Telecom expected to substant ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time 4 days ago, 7:45am CDT


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Apple to Open New Wuxi, China Retail Store on August 2 [Mac Blog]

Source: MacRumors

Apple has announced on its official Chinese website that it will open its new retail store in Wuxi, China at Wuxi Hang Lung Plaza, which is about an hour's train ride from Shanghai, on Saturday, August 2 at 10 AM. Last week, Apple announced that its new Chongqing store is set to open this Saturday, July 26. New Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts plans to have a focus on furthering Apple's business in China ...
Source: MacRumors   Full article at: MacRumors Jul 23 2014, 10:31pm CDT

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Update: 9

Here's What This Apple Shareholder Thinks About That Apple Quarter...

Source: The Business Insider

Fifteen months ago, when Apple investors gave up on the stock, I bought it.  Happily, I still own it. I don't think the stock is grossly undervalued anymore, the way it was when it was at $56 ($391 in the old split). On the contrary, I think it's overvalued. But I also think that the iPhone 6 upgrade cycle is going to be monstrous and that, as launch day approaches, the excitement is going to be so great that the stock will surge even higher. I still have long-term concerns a ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider Jul 23 2014, 8:26am CDT

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Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth

Source: Asia One

Apple Inc posted a smaller-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, but revenue surged 28 percent in greater China despite stiff competition in its third-largest market.It sold 35.2 million iPhones in the June quarter, a rise of about 13 percent that was in line with analysts' projections, helped by a strong performance in an Asian market considered crucial to Apple's longer-term growth prospects.Chief Executive Tim Cook t ...
Source: Asia One   Full article at: Asia One Jul 22 2014, 9:24pm CDT

Update: 6

Here’s what analysts expect Apple to announce today: revenue up 8.5 percent, earnings up 18 percent

Source: 9to5Mac

With Fortune having now filled in the blanks in its analyst roundup, above are the final numbers Wall Street expects Apple to announce at around 1.30pm PT/4.30pm ET this afternoon. With all 34 analysts having revealed their predictions, the consensus view is for year-on-year revenue to have grown by 8.5 percent, with earnings up 18.1 percent …  Unsurprisingly, the bulk of that growth is expected to be from iPhone sales, which are expe ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac Jul 22 2014, 7:09am CDT

Update: 5

Apple Tells Suppliers To Gear Up For Both Models Of The iPhone 6 This Year

Source: The Business Insider

iPhone fans should expect both the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch versions of the iPhone 6 to come out this fall, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The Journal cites unnamed sources claiming that Apple has ordered 70 million to 80 million iPhones to be produced by the end of the year. The move to release larger versions of the smartphone was prompted by rival Samsung, which has been successful selling "phablet" devices running Google's An ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider Jul 21 2014, 7:21pm CDT

Update: 4

Apple to Open New Retail Store in Chongqing, China on July 26 [Mac Blog]

Source: MacRumors

Apple has announced on its official Chinese website (via 9to5Mac) that it will be opening a new retail store at the Paradise Walk Mall in the Chinese city of Chongqing on Saturday, July 26th, at 10 AM. Last Wednesday, Apple put up a colorful banner over the store's exterior, signaling that the store would be opening shortly. The store will be Apple's eleventh in the country, joining four stores each in Shanghai and ...
Source: MacRumors   Full article at: MacRumors Jul 21 2014, 1:43am CDT

Update: 3

Can China Mobile Boost iPhone Sales?


China Mobile plans to boost its 4G subscriber count and sales of 4G smartphones this year, and Apple is at the forefront to benefit from the aggressive expansion from the t ...
Source:   Full article at: Jul 17 2014, 10:00pm CDT

Update: 2

Cheap USB HUB & Card Readers (For OTG Mobile Phone) Announced by China Mobile Phone Accessory Company Hiconn Electronics

Source: PRWeb

Recently, Hiconn Electronics, a reliable China mobile phone accessory company from China, has added a new range of USB HUB & Card Readers (for OTG Mobile Phone) to its product category. Also, the company has launched a big sale for these high end card readers.(PRWeb July 16, 2014)Read the full story at http: ...
Source: PRWeb   Full article at: PRWeb Jul 16 2014, 11:02am CDT

Update: 1

China Mobile to quit WiFi rollout

Source: The Register

4.3 million hotspots not making money After spending 17 billion yuan on WiFi hotspots – more than $US2.75 billion at the current exchange rate – China Mobile has quit on the rollout and will redir ...
Source: The Register   Full article at: The Register Jul 13 2014, 5:46pm CDT

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