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Millions of Chinese consumers flock to pre-order Apple iPhone 12 models



According to a report from South China Morning Post, over 2.3 million Chinese consumers who sign up for Apple’s new iPhone 12 series on major e-commerce sites.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have an industry-leading IP68 rating for water resistance and are protected against everyday spills.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have an industry-leading IP68 rating for water resistance and are protected against everyday spills.

Iris Deng for The South China Post:

The reaction on Chinese social media to Apple’s new iPhone 12 has been lukewarm to say the least, but it has not stopped more than 2.3 million Chinese consumers who sign up for the American smartphone giant’s new handset series on major e-commerce websites.

MacDailyNews Take: Social media is not an accurate representation of the general population. Not everyone is an insane narcissist or a blue check marked with “news” in the media that speaks its head … sorry, same difference. Most normal people have jobs, families, hobbies, etc.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, more than 1.5 million people had made reservations about buying iPhone 12 phones from the official Apple store on JD.com, a major e-commerce site in China. The standard iPhone 12 had over 737,000 user orders, while the iPhone 12 Pro had 390,000, according to the company’s information.

A check on Suning.com, a Chinese online retailer, showed over 814,000 orders for the iPhone 12 series from 12.30, led by the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models.

The hot demand is a bit surprising given the early reaction.

“Just looked at the specifications of the iPhone 12 and immediately lost any desire to buy,” a Weibo user wrote this week. Meanwhile, many noted the absence of a charger in the new package. “I feel good about not having headphones … but taking off the charger is just too much … It’s like asking me to eat without chopsticks,” wrote another user.

MacDailyNews Take: And who are these users, exactly, and how long have they been working in Samsung’s PR department?

Quoting random tweets from social media – which one can collect to back up any point from “potted plants can talk” to “the marches have landed” – is meaningless filler for obscenely lazy “news generators”.

The launch event video, which was available to Chinese users through Cupertino, the company’s official website, drew mixed reactions on China’s social media. Apart from the lack of earphones and a charger, the relatively late adoption of 5G also failed to impress.

MacDailyNews Take: When your “news source” quotes random tweets to reinforce their stories, find a real news source. (Good luck with that today and time.)

The only relevant information in this article is the hard numbers on how many millions of potential Apple iPhone 12 series buyers in China.


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