As MMW reported Monday morning, Apple sold a record-breaking 9 million iPhones in this past weekend’s opening launch for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
But these numbers may prove dismal compared to those Apple could enjoy if – or when – China Mobile launches the company’s two new iPhones for its 700 million Chinese subscribers.
China’s Sina Tech suggested today that the carrier is preparing an aggressive advertising push unlike anything previously witnessed in China.
If it happens as anticipated, the sales impact for Apple could be massive
Unfortunately for Apple, however, the company could easily watch as its lingering supply issues with the iPhone 5S go from bad to horrific.
“The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly,” Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, stated Monday morning. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”
Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C are expected to arrive on China Mobile well before year’s end.