Apple fans lined up at China Unicom's Futian branch for the release of the new iPhone 4S.
THE iPhone 4S was launched in Shenzhen on Friday, attracting long queues to purchase the new Apple gadget.
Despite the cold weather, crowds began to gather outside the shops of authorized Apple retailers at about 6: 30 a.m.
"I heard the first batch had limited amount and I learnt about the big crowds outside apple stores in Beijing and Shanghai on my microblog, so I decided to come early. It was worth it, in spite of the cold,” said Wu Xiaoxin who got an
CHINA Telecom started selling iPhone 4S models Saturday, becoming the second mainland operator to offer the Apple smart phone.
But Shenzhen buyers are reacting less fervently this time around, as sales so far have not matched China Unicom’s 4S launch a month ago.
Apple’s iPhone 4S models tied to a China Telecom network hit shelves in more than 2,850 China Telecom retail stores, in addition to China Telecom partner stores such as Suning and Gome.
At a franchised Gome store in Futian District’s Huaqiangbei area, buyers stopped in sporadically to look at