Apple’s newly (and finally) released white iPhone 4 sold like hotcakes in Asia, with ElegentTech [sic] reporting that the device sold out in just the first hour of availability in Hong Kong. People began lining up at midnight to be able to get the device, which was announced in June of 2010 but didn’t ship until Thursday, April 28th 2011 (today).
ElegentTech also reported that many of the units sold in that first hour will be resold on the grey market that has thrived in the past on limited availability of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. The site said that they could fetch as much as US$1,000, but no supporting evidence of either the intent or price was offered.
IDG News Service also reported long lines at one of Apple’s Beijing flagship Apple Stores, with many of those saying that they had held off in buying the plain ol’ black original iPhone in anticipation of the white version’s eventual release.
“White is brighter. The color makes you feel young,” 22-year old Berry Li told the news organization, adding, “Apple is a leader in technology.”
Other people waiting in line expressed the opinion that the ladies love a device dressed in white. 19-year-old high school student Chen Zhi said, “New things are always fashionable. I think girls always like products that are white in color.”
He was planning on buying one for his girlfriend.
Backing up the chick-friendly angle was 35-year old Annie Zhang, who boldly declared, “I don’t like the black color. I’ve always been waiting for the white-colored iPhone 4.”
White iPhone 4 Fans Lining Up in Hong Kong
Photo courtesy of Unwire.hk