It looks like the Chinese demand is taking its toll on Apple as they are struggling to cope with the numbers that they require. There are some interesting stats coming from AppleInsider as they say when the iPhone 4 hit Chinese network Unicom in September, it took around 100,000 sales in its first 4 days.
With Apple and Verizon seemingly teaming up to produce a revolutionary new iPhone with CDMA included, this will also put Apple in a great position for moving into the Chinese market with China Telecom being viewed as a potential partner. So it’s true… Apple is trying to take over the world!
According to AppleInsider analyst Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities who is currently in the Far East has said that he is finding it particularly difficult to get the 11” MacBook Air and certain versions of the iPad. He also said that the most difficult product to get is the iPhone 4 and waiting times are around 2 months with China Unicom unable to fulfill about a 3rd of pre-orders.
So when the iPhone with CDMA compatibilities comes on board how is the Chinese market going to cope with the demand. If already they cannot cope with the likes of the iPad and MacBook Air? The other thing is the iPad 2 which is expected in the early days of 2011 how will they realistically get the numbers they need? If these reports are anything to go by they simply won’t.
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