iPhone 5 goes up on Pre-Order in China even before the announcement of its release date

Even though there have been a lot of rumored leaked photos of the iPhone 5, there are no signs of iPhone 5 making its appearance anytime soon. But, the news that comes from Daum Media shocks us.

Reports have been coming that Online retailers and some local retailers too have started taking pre-orders for iPhone 5 in China. “Alibaba China’s subsidiary, TaoBao has put the iPhone 5 for pre-order”, according to Reuters.
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Some sellers at Malls in China are asking for a deposit of 1000 yuan for pre-orders while some are asking for a complete pre-payment of 6999 yuan for getting the first-priority of the iPhone 5 ownership in China.

The current price of iPhone 4S 64GB model is around 5500 yuan mark while the retailers are charging exorbitant rates to bank on the fanboy-ism which the Apple iPhone has created in China. One of the sellers at TaoBao Marketplace said that he already had taken 24 pre-orders for iPhone 5 in about a weeks time!

The Chinese retailers claim that they will import the iPhone 5 from the USA or Hong Kong once its launched there and sell it in China by charging a premium for making it available in the country before its launched. If this wasn’t enough, people are trying to find out the true dimensions of the iPhone 5 so that they can create molds for iPhone 5 Cases.

  • http://www.pmotorsport.com Andy

    Are you sure its Iphone 5, because its china you can find similar 6,7, and 8 series also there and all of them are similar to iphone.

  • srinivas

    iPhone5 is wondredful but interested purchase, what about that

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    everyone look out of the iphone5.
    for this is the best in the world smarphone.

  • http://passionviews.com hardy

    Waiting for Iphone 5 to release ..!!!

  • http://crunchseo.com SEO for Local Business

    I must call it a bit “weird”, I think China people are really crazy. :)

  • http://www.letskis.com Scott Herder

    It just goes to show you how crazy people are for the iPhone in China. This happened with the 4S as well!

  • http://www.jogodemoto.org/ Margarida

    This can be said for China. It’s leading IT now.


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  • http://www.trikonnetworks.com Emma Johnson

    Whoever pre-orders from them is a complete idiot. I suppose you may as well sell iPhone 6 too…

  • http://www.fussedblogger.com Ankith

    Wow! i phone5 waiting for its official unveil. Hoping it would be soon this year 😀
    Anyways, how could china people do that thing ? importing and selling with premium charges.

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    It is going to be the ultimate smartphone, no wonder Chinese are getting crazy over it.

  • http://atechreview.com A Tech Review

    Seems a little dodgy to me, I doubt they would have the ability to guarantee pre-orders at this stage. Will be interesting to see what happens on launch date in America, and whether Apple deny the ability to ship internationally right away.

  • http://www.youthhotspot.com Ishan Verma

    People are waiting for this phone and it just goes to show you how crazy people are for the iPhone in China. This happened with the 4S as well!

  • http://knotnilla.com knotnill

    ohh!!! i also wanna that when it will release in india

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    What is the exact releasing date of Iphone 5? is anyone know please share.


  • http://www.hkcolordigital.com/ Edwin

    I wonder why there are so much stupid people get cheated. If you say you have iphone 10, they may also trust.

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    Love the iphone, cannot wait until the iphone 5 is out! Does anyone know when its launched ??

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  • Erica Williams

    To me pre-ordering is something that seems crazy but anything could be expected from China as they are nearly dominating the whole world.

  • http://www.travellingluke.com/main.html Wedding Singer Midlands

    But…but…how does anyone pre-order ANYTHING that hasn’t even been confirmed to exist! Is that even legal??

  • http://www.techtalkasia.com Technology in Asia

    I have seen some pictures of the pre -suppose i phone 5, its quite awesome and i look forward to having one as well. China is arguably the economic giant of the world, hence its quite easy to see why they can afford to pre-order. i hope the phone comes out this month

  • http://www.bitcointrading.com/forum/index.php Richard

    Pre-order? Geez, give it 24 hours after release and they will have clones on the street for $10 :)

  • http://www.reason.ro jocuri

    haha…..I saw that the chinese people has cloned even the samsung galaxy s3, it call mini s3 and you can buy it for only 80 $, they clone everything….

  • http://www.newarrives.com vetrri

    i have iphone 4S its performance is super.i love apple product they are unique and best.

  • http://handymangoldcoast.com/ Wanda Steel

    I so gonna wait for this! iPhone has proven its quality and the apps are just so amazing! I just hope my provider would give a good offer for this phone!