Record pre-sales and customers lining up in sub-zero temperatures
FORTUNE -- In contrast to the ho-hum launch of the iPad mini in China, the iPhone 5 made a pretty good splash Friday in South Korea, home of Apple's (AAPL) chief smartphone rival, Samsung.
According to the local Yonhap News Agency, the launch -- delayed from Apple's original schedule due to "procedural errors" registering the device with the government -- managed to draw crowds MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 7, 2012 10:30 AM ET
The iPhone 5 faces fierce competition in the world's largest smartphone market
FORTUNE -- When Apple (AAPL) releases the iPhone 5 in China next week, it will be competing with local manufacturers who have studied Steve Jobs' every move, down to the cut of his black mock turtleneck.
M.I.C. Gadget produced this video of the elaborate launch in Beijing of the latest offering from Guangdong-based Meizu. You wouldn't know it from the event's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 4, 2012 10:21 AM ET
Apple should make its deadline with 10 days to spare, but may lose a lot of holiday sales
FORTUNE -- Some analysts were concerned last Friday -- with holiday buying in full swing and just one month left in the year -- when Apple (AAPL) announced that the iPhone was available for sale in only 47 countries. That was 53 countries short of the company's self-imposed target of 100 countries by December.
Would MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 3, 2012 11:20 AM ET
Events are coming to a head for Apple on the eve of Pearl Harbor Day
FORTUNE -- There's going to be a lot Apple (AAPL) news to digest this Thursday, Dec. 6.
In fact, it could be an Apple three-ring circus staged in three cities on two continents:
San Jose, Calif. -- Attorneys for Apple and Samsung will clash once again in Judge Lucy Koh's San Jose courthouse in a hearing that will MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 3, 2012 8:19 AM ET
There's good news and bad in Apple's Friday press release
FORTUNE -- There was mixed reaction on Wall Street to Apple's (AAPL) announcement about which new products are headed to China and when they might get there.
The key paragraph (with irritating trademark symbols stripped out):
The Wi-Fi versions of iPad mini and fourth generation iPad with Retina display will be available in China on Friday, December 7, and iPhone 5 will be MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 30, 2012 11:37 AM ET
One hot new smartphone is now "readily available" for Christmas. The other ain't.
FORTUNE -- Both smartphones were highly anticipated and well-reviewed. Both were made available for online orders and quickly sold out.
But one -- Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 5 -- overcame some initial production hiccups and as of Thursday, according to Piper Jaffrey's Gene Munster, had "finally reached a point where consumers can walk into an Apple Store and walk out MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 29, 2012 8:26 AM ET
With impeccable timing, iPhone 5 supplies have caught up to demand
FORTUNE -- It's not for nothing that Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook is known as the master of the Asian supply chain.
Take the iPhone 5.
There was some question when the new iPhone was introduced in mid-September whether he could get production up to speed in time for big holiday selling season.
The demand was there; the 5 million units set aside MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 26, 2012 5:26 PM ET
Ship times hit 2 weeks Tuesday and a spot check found it at 9 out of 10 of Apple stores
FORTUNE -- Despite stock-outs, production hiccups and Foxconn worker unrest, it looks like Apple (AAPL) will have an iPhone 5 available to sell to anyone who wants one this Christmas.
In a note to clients Wednesday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster reports that his nightly checks of supplies at 100 Apple Stores showed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 21, 2012 8:00 AM ET
Two of the three biggest carriers expect to have it in late November or early December
FORTUNE -- In remarks made Friday on the sidelines of the Chinese Communist Party's 18th Party Congress in Beijing the chairmen of two of the country's leading mobile carriers indicated that they may be selling Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 5 even earlier than expected.
China Telecom's (CHA) Wang Xiaochu told the Wall Street Journal that the phone MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 9, 2012 11:21 AM ET
For the second time in two years, Terry Gou's complaints make headlines
FORTUNE -- Okay. I've read most of the 22 stories posted on Techmeme Wednesday morning repeating -- with little or no commentary -- Reuters' account of Foxconn chairman Terry Gou's remarks to reporters after a business forum in Taipei, Taiwan.
"It's not easy to make the iPhones," Gou said, according to Reuters. "We are falling short of meeting the huge MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 7, 2012 2:15 PM ET
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