iPhone 5 To Launch In China & U.S. Simultaneously
News was out on Wednesday that China Telecom, China’s third largest telecommunications provider, is in deep preparation for Apple’s new iPhone 5 to arrive. What’s most interesting however is the time frame that China Telecom is working off for the iPhone 5.
According to reports, China Telecom is preparing for iPhone 5 pre orders to occur at the end of September and the iPhone 5 to launch officially something during to the first part of October.
Wait a minute, isn’t that the same time line as the United States’ iPhone 5 launch?
So if the reports are accurate, we’re now talking about a global launch of the iPhone 5 where the same time frame spreads from the U.S. and into China. Could it also be the case that the iPhone 5 is going to launch at the same time in Europe?
Not only is China Telecom getting ready for the iPhone 5 to launch at the same time it will launch in the U.S., but telecom giant is already training staff for the arrival of the iPhone 5, and has an allocated $235 million USD advertising campaign set aside to promote the new device.
Folks, is seems that with the iPhone 5, Apple’s logistics have improved greatly over the past several years. It used to be, like with the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, that the device would launch first in the U.S., then slowly open up to the global stage. And even with that schedule unfolding, Apple would struggle endlessly to keep up with supply and demand.
Even as the previous iPhone devices would open up to the international community, Apple continued to struggle with supply here in the U.S. But it sounds like the iPhone 5 launch is going to be totally different.
Not only are we talking about the iPhone 5 launching internationally at the same time it launches here in the United States, but the iPhone 5 is set to launch at multiple phone carriers.
You’ll see the iPhone 5 being sold, here in the U.S., at Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and more than likely in Best Buy stores as well since Best Buy is expected to be selling the device on behalf of Sprint.
So looking at the overall picture, we see a much more established logistical system in place for the iPhone 5 launch.