July 12, 2012

Apple's iPhone 5 pre-orders already starts in China


iPhone 5

Shocked! same here but the China's largest e-commerce platform, Taobao, are already taking pre-orders for unannounced, unofficial iPhone 5.

Sellers on Taobao, a unit of Alibaba Group, are accepting orders for the iPhone 5, in some cases asking for a deposit of 1,000 yuan ($160) for the new phone. One seller, "Dahai99888", who started accepting pre-orders this week, is asking for full payment upfront, at a cool 6,999 yuan ($1,100) but could not promise a specific delivery time.

Taobao sellers spoke to Reuters said they planned to buy the iPhone 5 in Hong Kong or the United States and then bring it to mainland China. Apple products are often available in Hong Kong before they are released on the mainland.

Apple is expected to release its next generation iPhone in September/October. Recently, Apple announced that it would release its new iPad in China on July 20th.

Source:- Reuters

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