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Topic: China Unicom

China 3G subscribers grew 79% in 2013 with Apple poised to benefit from booming market

01/21/2014, 02:01 pm

While smartphone markets around the world are showing signs of maturity, China still posted 79 percent growth in high-speed mobile subscribers last year, reaching 417 million users.

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Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c to receive significant subsidies from Chinese carriers

09/17/2013, 09:09 am

Newly-released rate cards from China Unicom and China Telecom reveal that Apple's newest handsets will hit the street for significantly less than their sticker prices.

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China Unicom passes 100,000 reservations for Apple's iPhone 5s, 5c

09/16/2013, 10:09 am

China Unicom announced that more than 100,000 reservations have been taken for Apple's soon-to-be-released iPhone 5s and 5c, even though the carrier has yet to announce its plans for device subsidies.

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China Telecom, Unicom rumored to offer Apple's new iPhones Sept. 20, China Mobile in Nov.

09/05/2013, 02:09 pm

Apple's current carrier partners China Unicom and China Telecom may offer the company's next-generation iPhones as soon as Sept. 20, though a launch on China Mobile is expected to come slightly later, a new rumor claims.

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After losing exclusive access to Apple's iPhone, China Unicom now focusing on low-cost handsets

08/08/2013, 09:08 am

China Unicom has turned its focus to low-cost smartphones in an effort to win over new customers now that the carrier is no longer China's exclusive iPhone provider, and the strategy appears to be working.

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China's 3G subscribers grow 83% in 2012, reach 233M

01/22/2013, 12:01 pm

The number of mobile 3G subscribers in China surged 83 percent in 2012, again underscoring the importance of the country to potential growth for Apple's iPhone.

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China's 3G subscribers grow 88% year over year to 222M

12/26/2012, 07:12 am

The total number of 3G subscribers in China reached 222 million in November, up 88 percent year over year, giving yet another indication why the market is so important for continued growth of Apple's iPhone.

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Strong Chinese iPhone 5 launch taken as another sign Apple stock is undervalued

12/18/2012, 08:12 am

Two prominent investment firms view the record breaking opening weekend for Apple's iPhone 5 in China as a sign that the company's shares are undervalued, with strong performance likely to show up in this quarter's financials.

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Cellular-enabled iPad mini and 4th-gen iPad certified for sale in China

12/18/2012, 12:12 am

A filing with China's telecommunications regulation body discovered on Tuesday reveals that Apple has acquired the network licenses needed to start sales of its cellular-enabled iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad.

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Apple sold 2 million iPhone 5 units in China launch weekend

12/16/2012, 08:12 pm

Sales of the iPhone 5 topped two million units in its first weekend of availability in China, Apple announced Sunday evening.

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Apple's China reservation system again cuts down on lines, scalpers for iPhone 5

12/14/2012, 02:12 pm

As the iPhone 5 went on sale Friday, lines at retail stores were again subdued compared to previous product launches, as Apple's new reservation system prevented excitement from turning into potentially dangerous crowds.

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Chinese iPhone 5 preorders soar past 300,000 ahead of Friday launch

12/10/2012, 06:12 pm

Just days before the iPhone 5 is set to go on sale in China, the nation's second largest carrier announced on Monday that preorders for the device have reached over 300,000 units less than a week after initiating reservations.

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iPhone 5 to see mid-December China debut after Apple's regulatory approval

11/29/2012, 07:11 am

The iPhone 5 was awarded a network access license in China, setting Apple's handset up for an anticipated mid-December launch.

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iPhone deal with China Mobile predicted to add $45 to Apple's stock price

11/09/2012, 12:11 pm

An anticipated deal between Apple and China Mobile, the largest wireless operator in the world, is predicted to add about $3 to Apple's annual earnings per share, and $45 to the company's stock price.

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iPhone 5 gets Chinese regulatory approval ahead of launch

10/30/2012, 06:10 pm

A Chinese regulatory agency on Tuesday revealed that two models of Apple's iPhone 5 have been granted approval to operate on the country's networks, suggesting that the popular smartphone will soon launch in the world's largest wireless market.

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'iPhone 5 fever' sweeps Hong Kong as mainland China awaits Apple's launch

10/08/2012, 12:10 pm

Stores in Hong Kong remain sold out of Apple's iPhone 5 as overwhelming demand continues. That's expected to spread soon to mainland China, as carrier China Unicom is said to be gearing up for the iPhone 5 launch.

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China's second-largest carrier may end contract sales of Apple's iPhone

08/17/2012, 09:08 am

China's Unicom is struggling to benefit from its investment in contract sales of Apple's latest iPhone models and is reportedly considering a move that would do away with traditional pricing discounts on the handset for customers willing to sign two-year service agreements.

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China's smartphone market grows 164%, Apple's iOS takes 17.3% share

07/09/2012, 10:07 am

Even without availability on China's largest mobile provider, the iPhone's market share in China has grown form 9.9 percent a year ago to 17.3 percent in the June quarter.

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China Mobile 3G user growth slow, carrier is 'in need of an iPhone'

06/22/2012, 09:06 am

Though China Mobile is the largest wireless provider on on the planet, its number of high-speed 3G subscribers remains relatively small and growth is slow as the carrier does not currently offer Apple's iPhone.

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Apple, China Unicom negotiating extended partnership

06/20/2012, 01:06 am

As Apple and China Unicom reach the end of a three-year agreement later this month, China Unicom's president has expressed confidence that the two companies will agree upon and sign a new contract.

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