It’s the 14th of December, and if you can still recall, today is the day for China to begin selling Apple’s iPhone 5. We’re curious to know how the debut goes, and if, similar to the iPad mini launch last week, will it still be underwhelming. According to the Wall Street Journal, the launch is “arguably the least eventful launch of an Apple device” in Beijing, with only two consumers waiting in line before the store opened at 8 in the morning.
This is definitely a different story compared to last year’s iPhone 4S launch, where in hundreds, if not thousands, of people lined up to get the then-newest iPhone. In fact, the demand was so high that Apple had to pull the plug on the iPhone 4S’s launch because violence was already evident.
In addition to the availability of the iPhone 5 in China, over 30 more countries are also getting Apple’s hottest iDevice, including Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.