More Chinese consumers rush to Apple‘s latest iPhone
More Chinese have rushed to order the latest iPhone compared to last year, according to South China Morning Post (SCMP).
More than two million preorders for the new iPhone 13 have been placed on Apple‘s official store on Chinese retailer JD.com as of Thursday, according to a SCMP report, surpassing the 1.5 million iphone-12 pre-orders on the same platform in 2020.
Consumers are surprised the new iPhone 13 models were cheaper by about 300 to 800 yuan cheaper than the corresponding iphone-12 models. On Friday, when Apple‘s official preorders started, many Chinese consumers complained on Twitter-like social media platform Weibo that the Apple Chinese website was difficult to access, likely due to the surge in demand.
However, the booming orders didn’t actively show on Apple‘s stock price, which closed down 1.83 percent on Friday. Its market value lost $45 billion from the previous trading day.
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