Apple’s iPhone 5 has now become available to purchase in China, it’s second largest market globally – bringing about 15 percent of total revenue, as official stores opened it’s doors from 8am. Unfortunately, the crowds were not as large as expected primarily due to the company’s reserve-and-pick-up system.
However, this is by no means a reflection of underwhelming sales. On the contrary, network provider, China Unicom has reported that it had already received more than 300,000 reservations for the new device. Sales for the iPad Mini also begun in China last week Friday.
Other countries to receive the iPhone 5 today include:
Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.
Find out more about iPhone 5 pricing offered by Vodacom here.
It will then become available in the following countries on December 21:
Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.
Source: The Next Web