Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

White iPhone4 Out End of this Month?


Image from appadvice

Okay, no iPhone 5 this coming June.  In return, we might get the white iPhone 4 as consolation.

According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s article, “Apple Inc. will start selling a white version of its iPhone 4 in the next few weeks, following a delay of 10 months, according to three people with knowledge of the plans. The new model will be available from AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless by the end of April, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public.”

Click into the article for full report.

Looking back at the old white iPhone 3GS fetching dust on my shelf, I wonder how hard it is to get the white iPhone 4 out in the market and gee, what’s the hype with white anyways.

Source – Bloomberg Businessweek via appadvice

April 14, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone | , , | Leave a comment

This Week in Hong Kong’s Tech World

This past Friday, we finally see the release of the Apple iPad in Hong Kong. Due to limited stock available on the local Apple Store and for the local retailers, the price of the imported iPad still remain on the high side, around HK$800-1,000 on top of the official price tag (that’s as of this morning).

The official prices for the iPad released are as follow:

  • 16GB WiFi ~ HK$3,888 (US$498.50) / 16GB WiFi+3G ~ HK$4,888 (US$627.00)
  • 32GB WiFi ~ HK$4,688 (US$601.00) / 32GB WiFi+3G ~ HK$5,688 (US$729.00)
  • 64GB WiFi ~ HK$5,488 (US$704.00) / 64GB WiFi+3G ~ HK$6,488 (US$832.00)

Judging from the price, only the 16GB versions are a bit cheaper than the US release prices whereas for the 32GB and 64GB version, it’s a buck or two higher.

As for the release of the Apple iPhone4 for Hong Kong, the official date is this coming Friday, 30 July 2010.  The iPhone 4 is available at the local Apple Store, SmarTone-Vodaphone stores and selected ThreeHK’s retail outlets. No news on the release price yet.

Meanwhile, across the border over in Shenzhen, tons of iPad-look-alike Android based tablets are flooding shopping malls all over.  Steve from Honkie Town was up in Shenzhen the past weekend and he blogged about it on his latest post. Link here.

July 26, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Hong Kong, iPad, iPhone | , , , , | Leave a comment