iPhone 14 Officially Launched in Taiwan 開賣iPhone 14 果粉輪班排隊買新機

Apple's new iPhone officially launched on the 16th in Taiwan. This year, queues of customers seem shorter, with stock prices of Apple's component suppliers not supported by the sale. 

There was a crowd of people queuing up to pick up goods early in the morning outside Apple's flagship store in Taipei's Xinyi area. Apple's new iPhone 14 officially launched in Taiwan on Friday. Some Apple fans successfully preordered the phones on the company's official website and were able to receive the special colored iPhone 14 Pro on the first day.

Customer: “I actually changed phones last year. But this year, I think the purple color is very special. And the dynamic island function is not bad. So I changed it.”

Four of the five major Taiwanese telecom companies offered discounts for queuing up in physical stores. Domestic telecom leader Chungwa Telecom gave away earphones worth nearly NT$8,000 to the first 10 customers in line. Far EasTone, gave the first 50 customers free upgrades from 128G to 256G. In addition to giving queuing discounts, Taiwan Mobile also offered customers a chance to win a Tesla Model 3. Even with the extra discounts, the crowds in the queues don't seem as many as before.

Customer: “You can order it on Apple's official website. I book through the official website almost every year. It seems more and more uneconomical to tie up telecom contracts with the phone now, which seems to be getting more expensive.”

Tim, 3C Expert: “Their authorized dealers are advertising to customers they can deliver the phone to the customer's house in 2 hours if bought from them. Most people tend to choose the option of receiving their phone at home.”

The stock prices of Apple's supply chain companies do not seem to be supported by the new phone's launch. TSMC opened lower on the 16th and fluctuated in early trading, down nearly 1.5 percent. Hon Hai and Largan also fell by nearly 1 percent.

Liao En-ping, Assistant VP, President Futures: “The U.S. central bank keeps raising interest rates, which will have some impact on consumption. Consumers will choose lower price goods from more expensive goods. This will be a more persistent influence than before, for maybe a quarter or even two in the future.”

The U.S. Dollar has strengthened, and buying the iPhone 14 in Taiwan is NT$2,000 more expensive than in the United States. However, major e-commerce companies have also launched a subscription system for mobile phones, which is like paying monthly installments. When the contract expires, the old phone is bought back for a new one. As mobile phones get more expensive, along with inflationary pressure, this subscription system has successfully acquired another group of customers who want to change to a new phone.




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