Just today (Friday 17 September) at 2 pm the pre-orders for the new iPhone 13 will open. But in the meantime in China they have already started through the JD.com portal, the reference e-commerce platform for electronics, and we have already a first ideo of what was the reception, at least limited to the Chinese market.
According to data reported by the South China Morning Post, pre-orders for iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max overall have already reached 2 million, exceeding those recorded by the iPhone 12 by a significant margin. which stopped at 1.5 million. An absolutely relevant figure, which takes on further interest considering that the latest iPhones have made much fewer changes than the last generation, which instead has new design that has dusted off the flat edges after so many years.
The reasons for this further increase in interest of the Chinese public in the Cupertino-branded new decvices would in part be attributable to the contraction in Huawei’s sales. The Chinese giant, engaged in the crucial transition to the proprietary operating system HarmonyOS, has taken a heavy blow from the sanctions linked to the US ban that first wiped out Google services, and then greatly exacerbated the supply problems in a historical moment characterized by the chip crisis.
iPhone 13 pre-orders in China surpassed those of the iPhone 12
The result was, for example, the launch of the P50 flagships at the end of July; with great delay and forcibly scaled-down ambitions; since at present neither the base model nor P50 Pro are equipped with 5G connectivity; although sooner or later a 5G version should arrive.
The difficulties of Huawei in recent years have rewritten the internal hierarchies of the Chinese market; the largest in the world for smartphones; and even Apple in the end benefited from it. In fact, in Q2 of 2021, the Cupertino company ranked fourth, behind Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi.
Recently, after launching the new iPad 9, the iPad mini 6 and the new Apple Watch Series; the Cupertino firm took wrapped off the much-anticipated iPhone 13 series. Tow out of four models – iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max – were in the spotlight. As you guess, they come with the latest hardware and software features but they also cost a fortune.
The iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch display, while the highest iPhone 13 Pro Max has got a gigantic 6.7-inch display. When it comes to the thickness, we see that the larger battery has affected its slender design. Moreover, the cameras on rear have also gotten bigger. Inside, they host the newest Apple A15 Bionic processor. Well, as there are four different models, it’s better to take a detail look at each of them.