1. ekafara's Avatar
    For some reason Apple hasn't been able to have the same result with the iPhone 4S in South Korea as North America. Here is the Article. A lot of the comments are useless, as they usually are on BGR.

    Here is the whole article if you don't want to leave CB.

    Sales of Apples iPhone 4S have reportedly been surprisingly slow in South Korea, where wireless customers are reportedly disappointed with the phones poor performance and lack of features.*The Korea Times on Wednesday said that customers are passing on the iPhone due to problems with the phones battery life and the lack of support for 4G LTE. The paper reports that pre-sales of the iPhone 4S have totaled between 150,000 and 300,000 units combined at SK Telecom and Korea Telecom, citing unnamed carrier officials in stating that a number of pre-orders have recently been cancelled. Read on for more.

    I dropped my plan to buy the iPhone 4S. Its not wholly-new and also there are big problems relating to hardware-related issues, one iPhone 4 owner*told*The Korea Times. I am a big Apple fan. But Im very disappointed by the uncompetitive iPhone 4S.*Local press and customers in the region have been vocal in complaining that the new iPhone failed to meet their high expectations.

    The report also cites the iPhone 4S lack of 4G LTE compatibility as a barrier to the handsets success. Many South Korean cell phone users seemingly have a need for speed that outweighs any desire they might have for the Apple handset. The key point is how Korean carriers effectively manage LTE networks to attract more clients, a mobile phone shop owner said. Since LTE is new, there are also complaints about its quality. If LTE services do well, then more people will switch as carriers give more subsidies to customers who buy LTE smartphones.

    Except for the Siri function, I didnt find any wow factors about the iPhone 4S and thats why I decided to buy Samsungs LTE smartphone, one man complained. Also Siri doesnt support Korean language and that means the iPhone 4S is technically the same as the iPhone 4. Why should I pay more to buy the same thing? Its nonsense to purchase the 4S just to show my personal tribute to the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

    Internationally, Apples latest iPhone has seen record sales following its launch. Apple announced that it sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S handsets during the devices debut weekend, making it the fastest-selling smartphone in history despite launching in just seven markets.
    I did a quick scan of tipb.com and it seems they failed to put this on their front page, not too sure why.

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    11-26-11 05:32 AM
  2. ekafara's Avatar
    Damn, I should have titled it something like: Well I guess the new iPhone is not 4South Korea. Always think of the good stuff after a post

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    11-26-11 05:41 AM
  3. reeneebob's Avatar
    I'm sure it will lead to the utter failure of Apple.
    11-26-11 03:05 PM
  4. Deathcommand's Avatar
    Korea and Japan have had video calling years before Apple's iPhone.
    I can't imagine why they are disappointed.

    @Reenee He isn't trolling anywhere in the post. Calm your fanboyism.
    11-26-11 03:08 PM
  5. reeneebob's Avatar
    Look at my list of devices.

    I'm not a fanboy. i just don't think it's that big a deal. So sorry to offend you because I don't see how South Korea not buying the iPhone - a stronghold of Samsung because it's MADE there, is that big a deal. I don't expect any phone, whether it's iPhone or BB, to sell as well in South Korea because Samsung and LG (particularly Samsung) simply own the market.
    11-26-11 03:31 PM
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