Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next. 


iPhone 5 handson11

Chinese consumers will officially be able to get their hands on Apple’s latest toys next month.

Apple announced today that the iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad will hit China on December 7th, while the iPhone 5 will be available a week later on December 14th.

Reservation requests for each device will begin the day before they launch from Apple retail stores, and they’ll also be available for purchase from Apple’s online store and official resellers. Of course, nothing stopped Chinese consumers from nabbing one of Apple’s new devices on the black market, aside from a high markup.

As you’ve likely gathered from my glowing reviews, I consider both the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini as the best devices for their respective categories. Apple’s partners have had trouble manufacturing enough iPhone 5 units to meet worldwide demand, so hopefully the company has ramped up production to satisfy China’s buyers.

VentureBeat

VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
  • up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
  • our newsletters
  • gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
  • networking features, and more
Become a member