After the red tape imposed by the Asian country, Apple will finally sell the new Apple iPhone 5 in China, a market that is likely to affect at least 30% of global sales of the new smartphone. Sales will be entrusted to the online Apple store, chain of Apple’s retail and operator China Unicom, which in a single weekend, has raised reservations for over 300,000 units, with 100,000 pre-orders in the first 48 hours. According to tpress, it would be too soon to conclude an agreement with the leading Chinese operator, China Mobile, which boasts 667 million customers, which should begin marketing in the coming days. Landing in 50 new markets planned for December, should help Apple rake in a nice pa extra sales, as beyond China, iPhone 5 arrives in Russia and Brazil, the two markets have now become important even for Apple.
Apple loses share in China
The volume of reservations bodes well for the Cupertino company, although Apple has had to deal with a decline in its market share in China, from 9% to 8% and also here overtaken by Samsumg, number one this country with 14% of the market. ranking of the brand, updated in November,Samsung leads the way, followed by Lenovo with 13%, Yulong , the Chinese version of Nokia, with 10% and ZTE and Huawei to follow. Sixth place for Apple at 8%.
iPhone 5, an object of desire .. also of Thieves
The arrival of the iPhone 5 was preceded by a new one at an Apple Store, which we have seen private stock of iPhone 5 that, given the prices and demand, become almost steal more practical than traditional jewelers. no coincidence , we have repeatedly seen the trucks carrying the iPhone smartphone as well as the iPad tablet, even escorted by the police in the United States, the place the pictures have been way more sensational, with full vans disappeared.
The RoadMap gross sales
Along with China, Apple opened outlets on the comparable time in a couple of new international locations together with Russia, Brazil, Turkey and the Philippines and 22 different international locations, particularly South The us.