There’s been talk last week that Apple is preparing to open a new retail store in China. We did a research on the rumor, and we found out that Apple is on the track to open third Beijing Apple Store on iconic Wangfujing Street. Today, it’s official, Apple is thrilled to announce a new retail store location is set to open in Beijing, Wangfujing, this Saturday, October 20, at 9 am. More info after the break.
Recently, shipments of nano-SIM cards, for use with the iPhone 5′s new nano-SIM tray have begun arriving at some China Unicom stores in Beijing and Shanghai, and this means that China Unicom customers can get a free upgrade to iPhone 5’s dedicated nano-SIM card, if they’ve got an iPhone 5 from other countries or the grey market.
Great news for Apple fans in Beijing: Apple will be launching its largest flagship store in Asia at Beijing’s iconic Wangfujing Street. According to our sources, the store will be a massive one, sporting a gigantic glass display and a wide-open space. And one more thing, it might be open for China’s new iPhone 5 launch. We have several photos of the new retail under construction after the break.
You may have not heard much about Oppo, Oppo is actually a China-based company who has been the champion of the affordable universal disc player. Recently, the company released an Android smartphone called the Oppo Finder, and the phone grabbed the title of the world’s thinnest smartphone, measuring in at 6.65 mm of thickness, and that is 12.5% thinner than Apple’s iPhone 5. We’ve showed you guys the unboxing and hands-on of the Finder, and we admit it’s one sleek looking phone. It’s available in white, and Oppo recently released ad posters to promote its white version of the Oppo Finder. The posters feature a western girl using the white Finder phone, and we think it will be nice to share these posters with you guys. More photos after the break.
Still remember the quad-core tablet Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD? It was revealed to the world at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona way back in February. The Chinese-branded tablet has a high-res screen (1,920×1,200-pixel resolution) and powerful 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Some people say it could be an iPad killer, and recently a Chinese tried to slice an apple on the 10-inch FHD. Yup, the MediaPad 10 FHD acts as a cutting board, and somehow we think this could be Huawei’s viral ad campaign against Apple. Watch the video after the break.
The Xiaomi Phone 2, a Chinese-branded high-end smartphone that aims to challenge the iPhone’s market share in China, was announced recently in China and is ready to go-on-sale this month. So you may wonder, how does this Chinese phone take on the iPhone 5? Well, watch the video below, and you will know who’s the winner.
We all know Apple’s new Lightning sync cable has a tricky Authentication Chip to stop knockoffs, and Apple is trying all means to stop Chinese suppliers to clone their Lightning Cable in order to get an MFi licensing fee from them. We previously reported that a Chinese company called iPhone5mod who has successfully cloned the Lightning Cable, despite the fact that Apple embedded a chip inside the cable. So, you may wonder how the Chinese company hack Apple’s Lightning Connector? Well, here we have a photo showing a Chinese supplier hacking the chip, and according to our sources, the Chinese supplier spent over a month to hack the chip.
If you have a very low budget to buying a smartphone in China, well, we think this is probably the best cheap Android phone you can get in the Chinese mobile market today. Called the BFA16, this cheap Android phone is introduced by a Chinese company called Bifer. Somehow the phone actually looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S III mini. More photos after the break.
Here’s a question, will the taller iPhone 5 be a reach for existing iPhone 4/4S users? Well, we don’t know, but at least we’re seeing some people making fun of Apple’s iPhone 5. There are taller, longer iPhone 5 photoshops spreading on Chinese Internet, and today, the Chinese created this spoof Apple ad for a new iPhone called — the iPhone 20s — in which the new phone’s display is not just slightly taller than its predecessor—it’s a lot more taller and you don’t need scrolling anymore. Check out the video after the break.
Is it true that iPhone 5 Lightning Cable knockoffs won’t work? Probably not. What you are seeing here is the world’s first-ever fully functional third party Lightning Cable that is introduced by a Chinese company who has successfully cloned Apple’s Lightning Cable. This third party Lightning Cable is capable of doing the same functionalities as the original Apple Lightning Cable and even more (it glows!!!). It can charge and sync your iPhone 5, or iPod touch 5th-generation, with Lightning Connector to your Mac or Windows PC. And best of all, it comes along with a dock. And the whole thing is named — The Flash Lightning Dock. Check out this phenomenal accessory for iPhone 5 in action in the video below.
UPDATE: Looks like heavy traffic crashed the store or Apple retaliated with an orbital bombardment.
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