China Unicom sells out of iPhone 4 in four days; 100,000 units sold, another 100k on back-order

“About 100,000 units of iPhone 4 have been sold within four days after its official launch in China and another 100,000 consumers who placed orders for these units will receive their phones by the end of next month, China Unicom, the official partner of Apple, said on Tuesday,” China Daily reports.

“‘The sales of previous versions of iPhones created a solid foundation for the explosive performance of the iPhone 4 this year,’ said Li Gang, senior vice-president of China Unicom. The shipment for the first day was over 40,000 units, according to the company,” China Daily reports. “China Unicom had received 200,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4 since Sept 17.”

China Daily reports, “The company announced that it is waiting for the approval of the iPad 3G from the Chinese government… China Unicom was granted a license to operate the wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA), a 3G technology in China, which was launched on Jan 7, 2009. According to statistics released by China Unicom on Tuesday, the company’s 3G users reached the 10 million mark from 9.5 million users in August.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

40 Comments

  1. If China will not approve these devices, the Chinese people know where to find them. Not the stripped down government approved ones, the black or grey market ones. How about that Peel device that turns an iPod touch into an iPhone. I bet that idea will work on an iPad too! I bet that they could put a FaceTime camera on it too.

  2. If China will not approve these devices, the Chinese people know where to find them. Not the stripped down government approved ones, the black or grey market ones. How about that Peel device that turns an iPod touch into an iPhone. I bet that idea will work on an iPad too! I bet that they could put a FaceTime camera on it too.

  3. “So where will the Verizon iPhones come from?”

    There’s a few million unemployed people here in the good ol USA. Maybe Apple can set up a factory or two and start building products in America again.

  4. “So where will the Verizon iPhones come from?”

    There’s a few million unemployed people here in the good ol USA. Maybe Apple can set up a factory or two and start building products in America again.

  5. LOL @ Random.

    FYI Noob, there have been a virtual unlimited supply of fake, knock off iPhone here in China. They cost about $50 in US money and are identical in look to the real thing. The VAST majority of folks here would never, EVER pay even $50 for a phone. People are not that rich. The iPhone in China is a toy for the UBER wealthy. Most think it is impossible to spend 2-3 months salary on a phone. The iPhone, and most Apple products here are not priced in the same universe as the average Chinese citizen.

  6. LOL @ Random.

    FYI Noob, there have been a virtual unlimited supply of fake, knock off iPhone here in China. They cost about $50 in US money and are identical in look to the real thing. The VAST majority of folks here would never, EVER pay even $50 for a phone. People are not that rich. The iPhone in China is a toy for the UBER wealthy. Most think it is impossible to spend 2-3 months salary on a phone. The iPhone, and most Apple products here are not priced in the same universe as the average Chinese citizen.

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