New­est iPhone gets rush of pre­orders

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Con­sumers in China are rush­ing to pre­order Ap­ple Inc’s iPhone X, the com­pany’s most ex­pen­sive and ad­vanced smart­phone.

The pos­i­tive user re­ac­tion came as a new re­port showed that the US tech gi­ant’s smart­phone ship­ments to China grew by 40 per­cent in the third quar­ter, bring­ing an end to six con­sec­u­tive quar­ters of de­cline in the coun­try.

Ap­ple’s flag­ship store on Tmall, an e-com­merce web­site of Alibaba Group Hold­ing Ltd, said sales of iPhone X on the af­ter­noon of Oct 27 ex­ceeded the first-day sales of iPhone 7 se­ries within 50 min­utes of it be­com­ing avail­able for pre-or­der­ing.

The pop­u­lar­ity of the iPhone X, which will hit store shelves on Fri­day, is also ev­i­denced in the prices be­ing quoted by scalpers. Due to strong de­mand, some traders on Taobao, an­other on­line shop­ping web­site of Alibaba, are charg­ing about $2,962 for the iPhone X, which ought to re­tail for $1,462 in China. (Photo 2)

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