After initial reports that iPhone sales in China are nothing short of abysmal, things are finally starting to look better for Apple’s handsome smartphone. iPhonAsia reports that at this time, China Unicom has managed to sell approximately 300,000 iPhones, which – while still a very low number considering the size of the Chinese market – is definitely better than the results in the first couple of weeks.
China Unicom seems to have managed to pick up speed by launching a 46-city iPhone roadshow/education campaign. In the first 40 days, 100,000 iPhones were sold in China, but in the next three weeks, the number has tripled. Recently, we’ve learned that the iPhone has all but conquered Japan; is China next?
If it turns out to be true in 2010 – there will be rejoicing as more and more bricks are taken out of the ‘Great Firewall of China’ and more and more light and truth and honesty will shine through the increasing number of holes. This will give hope to those who want increasing respect of human rights in the country as the only people who can sort this out are the Chinese themselves – WHEN – they are in possession of the technological tools to do so. For me, an iPhone is more dangerous to corrupt beauracrats and incompetent party officials than anything else