Low Turnout for iPad Mini, iPad 4 Launch in Beijing, China

Posted December 7, 2012 at 3:55pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7357 views

Apple's launch of the iPad mini and iPad 4 in Beijing saw no line ups, reports IDG News.

Apple on Friday launched its iPad mini and fourth generation iPad in the Chinese market. But at the company's newest store in Beijing, early turnout for the device was nearly nonexistent, with not even a line forming outside the building.

Apple's store in Beijing's Wangfujing district opened its doors at 9 a.m. to customers who had made a reservation. But in the following hour, only about four customers entered the store.


The low turnout is blamed on Apple's new reservation system for the country which appears to have put an end to exciting product launches. In addition, early adopters will likely have already purchased the device from nearby Hong Kong.

A 43-year-old, with the surname Yin, came to the store looking to purchase an iPad.

"I guess I'll have to buy an old one," he said, after being told he needed a reservation. "I want to buy one because I think the whole family can use it, and my kid wants to play with it."

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Fuckoran jhon - December 10, 2012 at 4:23am
They already have duplicate iPhone 5 which is much better than original one. It look and function exactly same as (or better) than real iPhone5 and selling for max of 100$. ROFL. Applle rip off.
Bla - December 8, 2012 at 2:51am
No one cares for it in china. I haven't even seen it in public even if the gray market stores have a ton of inventory from hk. Also iPhone 5 is scarce to find in public. It's just not different enough from the previous. Maybe if the price plummets to iPhone 4 retail price. There is no frenzy or want. Samsung is around with more booths and publicd displays promoting their galaxy. The galaxy note and s3 are more trendy to have now for girls.
A.C. - December 8, 2012 at 1:11am
Well because many of them have had them since the U.S. launch date lol.
Buster Cherry - December 7, 2012 at 8:25pm
You are an idiot. And stop YELLING.
NotAnAppleFan - December 7, 2012 at 10:26pm
Slow down lost soul! When most part of the people on this planet are starving and live with a few bucks per day, your little consideration are just insane. Btw, who has ever put a gun on your 'little brain inside' head to buy a product ? SHUT THE FUCK UP and STOP YELLING, ES... and I'm being polite! A french slob.
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