Sales of the iPhone 4 reach 100,000 in the first four days of the mobile phones availability n China.
First day shipments exceeded 40,000 units, with the total reaching 100,000 within the first few days after iPhone’s launch. Another 100,000 customers will have to wait until as late as the end of October for their pre-orders to be fulfilled.
Solid Foundations of iPhone 4 in China: Chinese demand for the iPhone 4 has been greater than expected. According to China Unicom, over 200,000 customers preordered the smartphone in the week leading up to the launch. The 100,000 customers who preordered the iPhone and have yet to receive it should get their phones by the end of next month, China Unicom said. Apple and China Unicom have built upon last year’s launch. “The sales of previous versions of iPhones created a solid foundation for the explosive performance of the iPhone 4 this year,” China Unicom senior vice-president Li Gang said.
Huge Sale of iPhone: Heavy subsidies of the iPhone 4 may be driving sales. According to a China Unicom press release (Google Translation), customers who sign up for the 16GB iPhone 4 with a 2-year contract and a 286RMB ($43) monthly plan will pay nothing for the iPhone. Last week, thousands of fans lined up outside Apple’s Chinese retail stores eager to purchase the latest mobile set. Apple did not respond to a request for the iPhone 4’s sales figures from Apple’s four stores in China.