Yesterday we posted that Apple’s iPhone 4 finally went on sale in China, within 3 months of its launch in US. This handset is available exclusively on the airwaves China Unicom. According to the carrier, they have received 50,000 pre-orders on the first day itself and more than 200,000 pre-orders by early Saturday. The iPhone 4 attracted a massive crowd of people on the day of its launch, at their new store in Beijing.
The iPhone 4 is hugely popular in China and the demand of this handset exceeds the supply. China Unicom will increase its supply to meet the demands as quickly as possible. The original iPhone was launched in China after a lag of 28 months, but the latest iPhone was launched within 3 months. This is the main reason why the sales of iPhone 4 is so high and the sales of the original iPhone was so dull in China.
iPhone 4 is available in China, in both the 16GB and 32GB flavors. iPhone 4 is available for qualified buyers with a two year contract at China Unicom retail stores. You can also purchase this handset without any contract for CNY4,999 (approx. $740) for the 16GB model and CNY5,999 (approx. $900) for 32GB model.