Debut of Chinese Online Store

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    Posted: 27 October 2010 12:18 AM

    Apple Online Store.

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    Posted: 27 October 2010 12:43 AM #1

    Interesting.  Might be a good thing overall.

         
  • Posted: 27 October 2010 01:10 AM #2

    Tetrachloride - 27 October 2010 03:43 AM

    Interesting.  Might be a good thing overall.

    Are we practicing the art of understatement tonight.  LOL

         
  • Posted: 27 October 2010 03:47 PM #3

    DawnTreader - 27 October 2010 04:10 AM
    Tetrachloride - 27 October 2010 03:43 AM

    Interesting.  Might be a good thing overall.

    Are we practicing the art of understatement tonight.  LOL

    ???

    (Sigh.) I tried to get clever and copied and pasted the Chinese symbols for “Blood Bath”, which were way cool, but the web site wouldn’t accept them and replaced them with “???”. Another half-assed attempt at wit by a half-wit. Sorry about that.

    [ Edited: 27 October 2010 03:54 PM by FalKirk ]      
  • Posted: 28 October 2010 06:46 PM #4

    Apple China online store sells out of iPhone 4s in 10 hours

    http://www.macnn.com/articles/10/10/28/scalpers.blamed/#ixzz13gzmifo0

    Blood Bath

         
  • Posted: 28 October 2010 07:04 PM #5

    What’s very interesting about the Chinese Apple online store prices is that the MacBook Air prices are very close to the equivalent US prices.

    For example: The basic Air comes in at $1022, only $23 more than the US price of $999. This using the 6.69 exchange rate of today and accounting for the 17% Chinese VAT. Quite aggressive for Apple compared to the 5-10% higher relative prices in Europe. Further indication that Apple is going after the Chinese market very very aggressively.

    And is there any doubt that China Telecom will have a CDMA iPhone to sell in a few months?

         
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    Posted: 28 October 2010 08:28 PM #6

    Hannibal - 28 October 2010 10:04 PM

    What’s very interesting about the Chinese Apple online store prices is that the MacBook Air prices are very close to the equivalent US prices.

    For example: The basic Air comes in at $1022, only $23 more than the US price of $999. This using the 6.69 exchange rate of today and accounting for the 17% Chinese VAT. Quite aggressive for Apple compared to the 5-10% higher relative prices in Europe. Further indication that Apple is going after the Chinese market very very aggressively.

    And is there any doubt that China Telecom will have a CDMA iPhone to sell in a few months?

    Good news.  I’m hoping “strategic opportunities” are in China.

    [ Edited: 28 October 2010 08:33 PM by Mace ]

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