Apple Inc. started delivering the iPhone 6 to the Chinese mainland yesterday, with the latest Apple model available through Apple stores, telecoms companies and online shops. The 64-gigabyte iPhone 6 Plus model seemed to be the most popular choice in Shanghai, quickly selling out at some online outlets.
Apple, facing tough competition in the tablet market, on Thursday unveiled a new line-up of iPads that feature its mobile payments system and include the fingerprint unlock used on iPhones. The California tech giant said its new iPad Air 2 would be thinner than its rivals, with upgraded graphics power and other features.
UK supermarket Tesco unveiled on Friday Hudl2, the second generation of its Android tablet released last year, and promises to be bigger, faster and sharper.
The new tablets have 8.3 inch full HD screen, Dolby optimised audio, and powered by an Intel Atom super-fast 1.83GHz quad-core processor. Available in eight colors, the tablet runs on Android’s Kitkat 4.4.2 so users can also enjoy access to over one million Google apps.
The gadget sells for GBP129 (USD), but Tesco's Clubcard customers can also purchase it through Clubcard Boost for GBP65 (USD).
Apple’s iPhone 6 can now be sold in China, after the firm received a licence for the device to be used on the country’s wireless networks.
Chinese telecom company Huawei, on Monday, launched two smartphones and two tablets under Honor range, its online brand, which will be sold exclusively on Flipkart. The company has kept the prices at Rs 19,990 (USD324.59) and Rs 9,990 (USD162.21), respectively, for the smartphones and the tablets. While the smartphones will be sold starting 6 October, tablets will be available from 8 October.
Despite having strong performance thanks to iPhone sales, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been aggressively helping its China-based smartphone clients such as Xiaomi, Meitu, Oppo and Meizu boost their sales and is looking to increase the revenue contribution from non-Apple players, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwanese consumers lined up for long hours early Friday to get their hands on Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone models, which went on sale in the country for the first time.
Philippine telecommunications company Globe Telecom on Monday opened the first international Globe Store in Italy's Milan, offering a variety of telecoms services such as the Globe local Italy SIM and prepaid load cards in various denominations.
Consumers typically waited at least three months for Apple to start selling new iPhones in China, triggering a flood of devices into the country's black market. As many as 5 million may be smuggled into China before the new models are officially available, said Neil Shah, Mumbai-based research director for devices at Counterpoint Research.
Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million first-day pre-orders were logged, double the number for the iPhone 5 two years ago.
The company said demand had outstripped supply of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which feature larger screens and longer battery life. Deliveries of pre-orders will begin on Friday and will continue through October.
Bumper first-day pre-orders point to first-weekend sales of up to 10 million units, analysts estimated.