Apple’s new online store in China sells out of iPhone 4 units on first day

“Apple Inc’s new online Chinese-language store was a big hit with consumers Wednesday after it sold out its entire stock of iPhone 4s on the first day,” Wang Xinyuan reports for The Global Times.

“The new cyberspace-based outlet is expected to help Apple gain more smart-phone market share and counter smuggled phone sales, a market watcher said Thursday,” Xinyuan reports. “That’s not chump change as China’s resilient and fast-growing online shopping market boasted transaction value of 120 billion yuan ($17.91 billion) in the third quarter alone, said Ji Chendong, a technology consultant with Frost & Sullivan, a consulting firm.”

Xinyuan reports, “After the sellout, no new orders are being accepted. “We are out of stock for the moment,” a customer service representative with the online store told the Global Times Thursday. Apple China Spokesperson Carolyn Wu urged customers to check back with their local store or online for updates on availability.”

Read more in the full article here.

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

33 Comments

  1. Enough people in China see that the Mobile OSes on the knock off iPhones just don’t cut it. That’s what the iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad are *really* all about, the Operating System. -RC

  2. Enough people in China see that the Mobile OSes on the knock off iPhones just don’t cut it. That’s what the iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad are *really* all about, the Operating System. -RC

  3. Not a bit surprised, China has what, over 120 cities with population over one million, and in those cities you have to pay extra for the iPhone or risk getting a fake one.

  4. Not a bit surprised, China has what, over 120 cities with population over one million, and in those cities you have to pay extra for the iPhone or risk getting a fake one.

  5. Welcome to Apple new China $$$$

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    … AAPL in:
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  6. Welcome to Apple new China $$$$

    … Buy AAPL stocks as it will just keep going Up!!
    All good news and zero bad news ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />
    … AAPL in:
    2011 = $401period!
    2012 = $502 Exxon is now second to Apple!!
    2013 = $605 Apple wins on HTC.
    2014 = $707
    2015 = $888 China will be second to USA online sales!!! Wow ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  7. I am around and about Hong Kong on a regular basis, and i would say that nearly half of the population is carrying an iPhone. Im sure its not that much, but even though its about $800 to buy in, they are everywhere.

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