So why the sudden increase in iPhone purchases in China? Unicom has put on a roadshow:
The 46-city tour kicked off in Beijing earlier this week and is designed to educate prospective buyers. China Unicom is renting out conference centers and they have trained up staff to deliver interactive demos of many fun and practical uses of iPhone. There will be six live presentation sessions covering different iPhone features/functions. One of the objectives of the roadshow campaign is to raise awareness of how much can be done via an iPhone and its virtually unlimited number of apps
The news that China Unicom is starting to pick up customers at a good clip is certainly refreshing for Apple, as they’ve had very high hopes for the country of 1.3 Billion. Sales should also see an increase when Apple introduces Wifi-enabled models sometime in 2010.