Apple’s new iPhone 15 series gets mixed reaction from some Chinese consumers amid hype over Huawei’s latest 5G handsets and government use ban
A number of Chinese social media comments indicated the lack of compelling advances in Apple’s newly launched iPhone 15 series of 5G handsetsThat initial reaction ahead of the iPhone 15’s release reflects the impact of Huawei’s return to the 5G smartphone market and recent government curbsAppleIris Dengin ShenzhenPublished: 8:00am, 14 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
Prices for the basic iPhone 15 handset start at 5,999 yuan (US$823), while the top-of-the-line iPhone 15 Pro Max model costs 13,999 yuan. Pre-orders for the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max models will commence on Thursday, while pre-orders for the basic iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models start on Friday.
The initial reactions gathered from Chinese social media ahead of the iPhone 15’s wide domestic release reflect how Huawei’s return to the 5G smartphone market, along with Beijing’s recent ban on the use of Apple’s iPhone at government agencies and state-owned enterprises, may have influenced the perception of some consumers.