Apple's Cook hands out first China Mobile iPhones at launch event [ux2]

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  • Reply 21 of 56
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    trnbiz wrote: »
    Twitter user Jahangir (@jnaina) has tweeted a lot of photos from today's launch at these links:

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/[email protected]/11990457436/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157639843977186/


    Big turnout with lots of fanfare.
    Looks like Phil Schiller is there with Cook.
  • Reply 22 of 56
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    pooch wrote: »
    when has his credibility ever been in doubt?
    Only like every day on CNBC and by stupid financial "analysts".
  • Reply 23 of 56
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    "Nee-how'd you like an iPhone?"
  • Reply 24 of 56
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,671member
    gtr wrote: »
    "Nee-how'd you like an iPhone?"

    Brilliant!
  • Reply 25 of 56
    [QUOTE]"We never talk about future things," Cook said. "We have great things we are working on but we want to keep them secret. [B]That way you will be so much happier when you see it.[/B]"[/QUOTE]

    That is soo true :)
  • Reply 26 of 56
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Leave it to the New York Times to put a negative spin on this. Probably why AAPL is down pre-market. :rolleyes:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/18/technology/apples-latest-foray-into-china-gets-a-weak-response.html?partner=yahoofinance&_r=0

    Reminds me of the new reporting when the iPad mini came out. The Bloomberg and WSJ's reported no crowds or lines at Apple stores making it sound like no one wanted the product. Which we all know was BS.
  • Reply 27 of 56
    em_teem_te Posts: 39member
    To post on Twitter they'd have to bypass the great firewall of China.
  • Reply 28 of 56
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    rogifan wrote: »
    Leave it to the New York Times to put a negative spin on this. Probably why AAPL is down pre-market. :rolleyes:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/18/technology/apples-latest-foray-into-china-gets-a-weak-response.html?partner=yahoofinance&_r=0

    Reminds me of the new reporting when the iPad mini came out. The Bloomberg and WSJ's reported no crowds or lines at Apple stores making it sound like no one wanted the product. Which we all know was BS.

    EDIT: and Wall Street Journal. :rolleyes:

    http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/external/wsj/SIG=12gbrmtj2/*http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/01/17/china-mobile-iphone-packages-not-cheap/?mod=yahoo_hs
  • Reply 29 of 56
    The tone of the NYT article will be the tone many authors will take for the several days if not weeks. It is easier for authors to be negative than positive since negativity gets picked up and spread around more quickly and widely. China Mobile is a big deal no matter what authors try to portray. Competitors are nervous because the have to compete with Apple on another carrier. This means the competitors will be dropping the prices of their phones in attempts to sell more phones. There margins will get hit. Apple will not drop prices. A rant is being cut off now! ????
  • Reply 30 of 56
    They'll be collector's items I would imagine. At least these folks are more enthusiastic than Wall Street.

    Wanted to thumbs up you, but 'I'm over my limit for rating content. Please try again later.'
  • Reply 31 of 56
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,471member
    Wanted to thumbs up you, but 'I'm over my limit for rating content. Please try again later.'

    I t might just me you can't thumbs up, I get a lot of the same comment when folks try ... I must be blackballed ... :D
  • Reply 32 of 56
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member

    Apple stock down almost 1% pre-market. Nice work NYT & WSJ.

  • Reply 33 of 56
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,671member
    I must be blackballed ... :D

    700
  • Reply 34 of 56
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,526member
    dreyfus2 wrote: »
    Well, keep in mind that these are basically invitation-only events. Only 10 people who pre-registered on the website were invited to pick up iPhones (as reported by the NYT), all the others will receive them via courier.

    As there was no business to be made for scalpers and nobody could really buy something on the spot... "fairly crowded" does sound quite OK.

    If this was an invitation-only event, it is beyond incompetent that the NY Times left that fact out of their story.

    Edit: and the WSJ is more misleading reporting of misinterpreted figures from Lorraine Luk.

    So the two former "papers of record" are now both a disgrace to journalism.

    "Invitation-only" should mabe be "reservation-only," according to PED at Apple 2.0, whic has a running discussion about the perfidy of the NYT and the WSJ.
  • Reply 35 of 56
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,363member
    tao jones wrote: »
    the Chinese learned from the Russians you can't beat america but you sure can buy it

    Apple expects much more success in China than they've had in Russia.

    BTW, China Mobile is reportedly offering the iPhone 5s free with a 24-month contract?

    EDIT: Got it now. Different plans with different out-of-pocket fees. That "free" one doesn't look like a smart move.
    http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/16/tim-cook-celebrates-china-mobiles-iphone-launch/
  • Reply 36 of 56
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



    Leave it to the New York Times to put a negative spin on this. Probably why AAPL is down pre-market. image



    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/18/technology/apples-latest-foray-into-china-gets-a-weak-response.html?partner=yahoofinance&_r=0



    Reminds me of the new reporting when the iPad mini came out. The Bloomberg and WSJ's reported no crowds or lines at Apple stores making it sound like no one wanted the product. Which we all know was BS.

    Their anti-Apple agenda is puzzling. It’s perhaps because a substantial portion of their readership (as evidenced by a typical comments section) is anti-Apple too. Many of them come through as teeth-gnashers who would love to own, but can’t afford, Apple products.

     

    Sadly, the NYT has become quite the rag when it comes to tech reporting. No wonder Pogue fled. (As did Mossberg from WSJ).

  • Reply 37 of 56
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,363member
    Their anti-Apple agenda is puzzling. It’s perhaps because a substantial portion of their readership (as evidenced by a typical comments section) is anti-Apple too. Many of them come through as teeth-gnashers who would love to own, but can’t afford, Apple products.

    Sadly, the NYT has become quite the rag when it comes to tech reporting. No wonder Pogue fled. (As did Mossberg from WSJ).

    I can't think of a particular reason that the NYT would be anti-Apple tho. There may not be any city on earth with a higher concentration of iDevice users than New York.
  • Reply 38 of 56
    Such concern.

    It's actually classic concern troll FUD.
  • Reply 39 of 56
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    PED takes NYT to task for their shoddy reporting.

    tech.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/17/iphone-apple-china-mobile/?source=yahoo_quote
  • Reply 40 of 56
    gatorguy wrote: »

    I can't think of a particular reason that the NYT would be anti-Apple tho. There may not be any city on earth with a higher concentration of iDevice users than New York.

    Click-bait is maybe the obvious answer. After all, we've all read it, and we're discussing it, aren't we?

    As to 'concentration' of iPhones in NYC, do you have any data? Not some random web link that's the result of a Google search, but one that puts into context NYC data vis-a-vis other US metros?
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