Tag Archives: China

Apple now accepting UnionPay for Chinese App Store purchases

Apple today announced that it has added UnionPay as a payment option in the App Store for customers in China. UnionPay is the most popular payment card in the country with over 4.5 billion cards issued. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said in a press release: The ability to buy apps and make purchases using…

Apple surpasses Samsung to become top mobile brand in China

Apple has replaced rival smartphone maker Samsung to become the number one mobile brand in China, reports CNET. The Cupertino company outranked Samsung in the country in terms of brand awareness and customer loyalty, according to the China Brand Research Center’s 2014 China Brand Power Index ranking report released on Tuesday. The Research Center…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus see low-key launch in China

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale in China today after regulatory delays. Following reportedly strong reservations and pre-orders in the country, the launch day was fairly low-key compared to previous years. The Wall Street Journal was on the scene on Beijing and reported fairly small queues and respectful crowds: Unlike some past debuts for its…

Chinese iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reservations hit 2 million in 6 hours

Chinese carriers have recorded over 2 million reservations for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the first six hours of opening, according to Chinese media reports (via AppleInsider). Official pre-orders do not start in the country until October 10, but carriers and retailers have already begun offering reservation systems. The report also noted…

Samsung to panic-launch Galaxy Note 4 to beat iPhone 6 into China

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been a rip-roaring success, selling a record 10 million units over the first weekend of sales. And Samsung is worried. In an effort to boost its declining mobile sales, the Korean company has decided to launch its new flagship Galaxy Note 4 device early in selected markets — namely China and South Korea. The device will…

Chinese blog reveals iPhone 6 launch date to be September 19th

We already know September 9th will be the day Apple announces the iPhone 6, but the day it goes on sale has remained unknown…until now. Chinese blog PCInLife has revealed that its obtained information that details the iPhone 6 will first go on sale in stores on September 19th, two Friday’s after its reveal. This date doesn’t come as a huge…

China Telecom iPhone 6 advertisement shows off interesting renders, ‘every network’ support

A leaked advertisement from Chinese mobile network ‘China Telecom’ shows off a few new iPhone 6 renders that look similar to the official iPhone 5s photos on Apple’s website. The advertisement also mentions that China’s iPhone 6 (or, China Telecom’s version at least), will support all carrier networks in China. While this may not sound like anything…