Apple Prevents Scalpers With A New Reservation System for iPhone 4S

Apple Store BeijingYou may have read past articles about the problems that have been caused with the launch of iPhone 4S in China. As you can see from the picture of the Beijing Apple Store, there are many people waiting in anticipation – which is normal for the release of a new Apple product. However amongst this crowd, there are many “scalpers”, who go in as a customer and buy an iPhone and then sell them to people further back in the queue or online. And as you can probably predict Apple is trying to prevent this. Read More

iPhone 4S Sales Cancelled in Beijing, Users Throw Eggs

Swarms of people have been vandalising Apple stores in China after Apple suspended sales of the 4S. Customers who waited overnight in below minus 9 temperatures after Apple’s main China store, located in Beijing’s Sanlitun had not opened their doors. Apple was to open doors at 7:00 am but come 7:15 am, those waiting in line started chanting “liars!” and “open the doors”. Read More

Sharp Is Working with Apple on the iPad 3 Display

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The manufacturing company Sharp, who supply all of the iPhone screen panels have been confirmed as the supplier for the screens on the next iPad, according to the WSJ. In addition to this, Apple have made a deal with Sharp to open a new manufacturing plant in Japan, presumably where the next generation iPad will be manufactured as opposed to the current country, China. Read More

The App Store Now Allows Payments in Yuan

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It appears that until this week, iOS device users in China have had to pay for their Apps in US Dollars. One of the reasons that Apple haven’t allowed purchases in Chinese Yuan is because it costs them a fee when purchases are made in different currencies. It wasn’t worth it for China as they didn’t make enough purchases on the App Store. Read More

iPhone 4S Will Be Available in Hong Kong and South Korea From November 11

iphone 4sApple has just released a press release that mentions that the remarkably great iPhone 4S will be available in Hong Kong and South Korea starting from November 11th.

On November 11, iPhone 4S will be available in Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania and South Korea. At the moment, iPhone 4S is available in 29 countries around the world and will be available in more than 70 countries by the end of the year. Read More