Over the last couple of years, China is becoming more and more important market for Apple’s iPhone. Overwhelming popularity of iPhone in China paved the way for this tech giant to find a new region with solid customer base regardless it’s price tag.
On a recent Press Info release, Apple has confirmed that they have sold well over 2 million of their new iPhone 5. Apple’s new phone was released in China on December 14th and this was their first weekend since then.
If you all can remember, right after the official launch of iPhone 5, Apple has sold over 5 million on their first weekend which included 9 different countries and many carriers. However, now we are talking about only 1 country and only 2 carriers. So, comparatively the sales volume is very good indeed.
“Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products.”
In addition to the 300,000 pre-orders racked up by China Unicom which is 50% more from 4S pre-orders. And China Telecom is said to have doubled that number.
Source: Apple Press Info