Opening weekend sales of the “official” iPhone appear to be off to a good start. By annecdotal media reports, many iPhone retailers had lines to buy iPhone and several stores have already sold out of their initial inventory.
Despite western media predictions that the iPhone launch in China would be met with a yawn, there were many enthusiastic buyers at iPhone retailers. The Suning store at Nanjing Commerce Plaza had some 1,000 visitors on launch day.
iPhone in China will be sold online and through China Unicom’s Wo Stores, Suning, Carrefour, Gome, Dazhong Electric, and the Apple Store at Sanlitun. Here are a few photos from the October 30th iPhone launch in provinces across China.