Last week it was reported that the iPhone 5 had managed to receive its network access license in China, which is a pretty big deal considering that China is one of the biggest markets, and gaining the approval the sell the company’s latest smartphone is a step towards capturing some of that market share. That being said, with the variety of China-made smartphones available that sport some pretty impressive hardware specs (like the Meizu), how well will the iPhone 5 be received? While these might only be initial figures, China Unicom has announced that they have already received more than 100,000 iPhone 5 pre-orders on the first day of pre-sales alone, while China Telecom has announced that they have received pre-orders of more than 5,000 units. Pretty impressive figures for a first day of pre-orders we have to admit, and we expect that those figures will probably increase over time, especially on the day of release itself where some customers may end up lining up for it simply because of the experience.
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- 2011-09-29: China Unicom: iPhone 5 supports HSPA+
- 2011-08-16: China Unicom in the US, in talks with Apple about iPhone 5?