Pinoys fly to Hong Kong to line up for iPhone 5S

Pinoys fly to Hong Kong to line up for iPhone 5S




The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are scheduled for release in selected countries today. While the Philippines isn’t on the list, neighboring countries Singapore and Hong Kong are included and we receive reports the folks flew to Hong Kong just to line up and get their iPhone 5S.

Our @geekynights co-host @dalekins flew to Hong Kong yesterday in order to line-up and get his hands on the iPhone 5S first.


 

Lines have already formed in all Apple Stores and Authorized Reseller Stores across the city of HK as early as 6AM today. Customers are given claim stubs based on pre-orders they made at the Apple Online Store last September 13.

Based on the Apple Hong Kong Online Store, the iPhone 5C will sell for Php26,500 while the iPhone 5S will start at Php32,000.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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62 Responses

  1. san juan tindera says:

    Hehe wag ka nman maingay, xempre kami na nagtitinda sa grinhills pupunta kami saan mura ang benta. Sa hongkong black markey, 80 us dollars lang ang iphone5s. Kaw nman thats 3,000 pesos lang, benta namin dito, di tignan mo laki tubo hehehe. 50 dollars iphone5c. Iphone4 ay 30 dollars. business lang wla personalan. Peace.

    • negosyo says:

      Wow! $80 lng? Anong email add mo sir? Are you a forwarder? I’m looking kase for suppliers and am interested in this as it’s quite a hefty profit.

      Baka interested ka maging business partner? Start-up business ako, 2 weeks palang pero Im growing fast.

    • $80?!?! Baka naman subsidized price ‘yan. IOW, it’s with a contract

    • JN says:

      hahaha. joke lang yun. naniwala naman kayo.

    • greenhills queen says:

      Allah akhbar. Secret namin iyan. Highly profitable talaga benta ng apple kasi dirt cheap ang kuha namin tapos benta namin ng… Allah akhbar, negosyo lang… Hehehe.

  2. Wew says:

    Ang mahal pa din ng 5c… Konti lng diperensya sa 5s… I think 10k pataas price difference nila…

  3. abuzalzal says:

    LOL mga bulk buyers yan

  4. mahal na nga iPhone, mahal pa pamasahe. Regular Pinoys won’t bother going there. Antay-antay nalang pag may time. :)

  5. Aries says:

    Pagdating sa Pinas nyan sigurado nasa 36k-38k na. :( Kelan kaya tayo magkakaroon ng apple store sa Pinas? surely pag nagkaroon tayo bababa din price ng mga resellers.

    • IOS7 says:

      Magtatayo ang apple ng Apple Store soon sa Bonifacio Global City sa Taguig. Mga 2014 or 2015 pa bubukas.
      If you back read on yugatech’s post about the apple store and also in skyscrapercity.com’s west super block thread (just go to Philippine forums, click Taguig under metro Manila projects on the rise, and find west super block thread there (to go to the first page of the west super block thread, click the thread title.). You will find the answer if when the apple store opens.

  6. abuzalzal says:

    First wave of iPhone 5 units retailed at around Php45-48k…mura pa nga yan lmao

  7. John says:

    Sir, available na po ang iPhone 5C for pre-order sa Kimstore at 28,180!

  8. mang kanor says:

    iDiot….

  9. abuzalzal says:

    Lol at these folks for wasting their valuable time and money just to get the latest iPhone. Sure, you can buy it there for cheap but the flight costs aren’t worth it. Stupid people who want to look cool by going there and posting to social networking sites just to brag that they’re willing to go as far as going overseas just to get the latest iPhone. They’re no different from those WP8 fanboys who brag a lot about their shiny-ass OS. What a bunch of moronic idiots!

  10. zer0ice says:

    Pathetic. Disgusting even.

  11. abuzalzal poser #4 says:

    Kaya ganito bansa natin dahil may mga TANGA na katulad nitong mga pumipila. Haaaayst!

  12. Miss Call says:

    If I am not one of the firsts of those to own an iPhone 5S, what will I miss?

  13. anokamo says:

    Katangahan to the next level!

  14. Meril Feliz says:

    Yung mga nag sasabi ng pathetic at naiinis sa mga lumipad sa HK para bumili ng iPhone 5S, sa madaling salita, mga INGGITERO AT INGGITERA lang kayo HAHAHAHA!!!

  15. Louie O. says:

    I don’t understand why a lot has to be so bitter with people who can afford to buy an iPhone. They just happen to have money that’s why and it’s their choice… If you can’t buy then just shut up… I have a nothing against Android users but I just hate people who continue to bash Apple or vice versa… Let’s all be contented with what we can afford… Peace everyone…

  16. Mirror says:

    I also agree that they may look stupid and irrational in going there just to become the very first owners of the iphone 5s. But maybe some of them are resellers or bussinessmen. Whatever may be there decisions if sariling pera nila at di nakaw, wala na tayong paki non. Sourgraping lang talaga yong iba.

  17. abuzalzal says:

    ”just shut up”??

    well well, hijo, forum / comment section ito, lahat tayo may freedom of speech, no? you don’t tell people to ”shut up” just because you don’t agree to their thoughts and ideas.

    Every person has their own moral standards and therefore, they have EVERY right to voice out what/how they feel

    Am I right hijo????

    You STFU.

    • Jade says:

      Contradicting yourself there, man.

    • Jeane says:

      When you have an inferiority wound you will tend to remember it whenever you see someone doing things that you think you can’t do. Your wound could be a generalized one like thinking that you are no good in doing anything or a specific one like thinking that you can’t achieve financial success. The more generalized your wound is there more will be the feelings of envy in your life.

  18. abuzalzal says:

    that message was for YOU Louie O.

  19. bajigjig says:

    Typical Apple fanboys/girls. i’m sure pagkabili nila nyan todo stat sa facebook. then twitter and to top it of ipopost sa IG with matching hashtags! #konyo

  20. Milhouse says:

    Yung ang gusto nila ‘eh. Walang basagan ng trip. To each his own.

  21. ruel rodriguez says:

    Honestly, kuntento n ako sa aking ever faithful nokia 5110. Hindi ito high tech na android or functional na bb10, or spartan na ubuntu, Wlang real time auto video nakakabit sa tracker kya d ako mahuli ni misis sa aking kulasisi. Wlna rin call pairing tracker auto kya d alam ni misis tawag ni kulasisi. Maiwan k man sa resto if kumain ibabalik ng guard sa akin for sure, kalat lang daw. At mgandang pandikdik ng bawang at sili sukang sawsawan sa pulutan sa tomang barkada.

  22. manokero says:

    Dito ako sa HK apple store nakapila pa,pero nxt in line na. yahooo xcited. mamaya sa Marco polo Hotel ko iexplore kung ano ang bago.

  23. AsusFan says:

    Yaan nyo na mga yan, may pambili sila eh… Nganga na lang tayong mga mahihirap…

    Tapos after one week may mga magrereklamo sa Forums na na-snatch iPhones nila…

    Abang na lang yung iba sa GH…. Hehehehe!

    • big ben says:

      Actually ang sabihin natin, go guys, swipe your credit card, ticket niu swipe, bili niu swipe, tapos pgbalik niu sa bahay niu, lagi ulam niu, sardinas na ibat ibang low end brand, tipid tipid patay gutom pra may panghulog sa credit card, har har har. Yan ang pinoy, bastat makapag yabang d baleng kanin at sardinas lagi ulam everyday. Har har har.

  24. Stu says:

    Hi guys! If I buy an iPhone5S unlocked in the US, will it work in the Philippines?

    • zarne says:

      No, the phone will only understand english because
      you bought it from the States. Heh heh, just kidding Stu. I am sure the unlock Iphone would work in the Philippines.

  25. sean says:

    Filipino stupidity at its grandest

  26. none says:

    anu ba pake alam nyo.. e may mga pera nmn cla.. lumalabas mga bitter lng kayo.. kc hangang dito lng kayo sa pinas nd android lng afford nyo!!

    • AndroidFan says:

      Alam mo ba pinag sasabi mo ha? For your information, android ang OS ng VERTU, the most expensive and only luxury phone. Umpisa sa hundreds to million ang vertu. May dalawang vertu ako, does that mean poor ako dahil di ako pumunta ng HK at bumili ng chipipay na apple? Ganun? Mag aral ka muna bago ka mang offend! Malau super yaman ang mga naka android.

    • zarne says:

      @ AndroidFan….Vertu made luxury phones but Vertu phones are not the most expensive or the only luxurious phones around. The cost of the Vertu T1 at $11,000 is a drop in the bucket in comparison to the Iphone 5 ‘diamond editon’ at $15 million.
      Check this out..
      http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/04/worlds-most-expensive-phone-costs-15-million/

    • none says:

      so wut kng nka vertu ka.. ibig sbhn nun myman knb.. d mu cguro tlga naintndhan ibig sbhn ko .. main point .. bkt ka ba nkkelam sa gsto gwin ng ibang tao sa pera nla.. kaw muna mag aral. ahole..

    • none says:

      so wut kng nka vertu ka.. ibig sbhn nun myman knb.. bka nga 2nd hand mo lng bnili yan. or pingipunan mo ng ilang taon hahahah.. d mu cguro tlga naintndhan ibig sbhn ko .. main point .. bkt ka ba nkkelam sa gsto gwin ng ibang tao sa pera nla..my pera cla e.. pake mo ba.. getta life.. kaw muna mag aral. ahole..or bka wla ka pang aral..

  27. zarne says:

    So what is the big deal about this article’s headline? Obviously those people have money to spend, so good for them. Why should we care about how people spend their own money? They will help the local economy moving by spending on gas/bus/taxicabs,foods at the airport and plane tickets. The only shame is if they did not fly there by PAL. But again, it’s their own money so we don’t have a say on how they fly.

  28. silentwarrior says:

    Nakakahiya namang basahin mga comments dito. Bakit pinapayagan ng Yugatech ang ganitong klaseng comment section na napakababa ng quality, bordering sa level ng hindi sibilisado. Guys, respeto na lang siguro sa isa’t-isa. Hindi nakakatuwa ang flaming na nangyayari na lang lagi dito sa Yugatech comment section.

  29. triptriplang says:

    Daming bitter dito hahahahaha

  30. charles says:

    Let it be! because apple is apple. they build good products and supporting it with the up to date software and patches!.. wag na tayo bitter.

  31. Abiel says:

    And they say demand for iphone 5 s and iphone 5c is low,

  32. tmcr7 says:

    Huwag naman niyong sabihing tanga yung mga Pilipinong pumipila sa HK para bumili ng iPhone. To be fair, hindi lang mga Pilipino ang mga lahi ng nakapila don. :))

  33. Ksksksks,sm says:

    Ang daming hampas-lupang squatter dito sa comment section. Mamatay kayo sa inggit mga sore and bitter losers. You can’t afford an iPhone.

    Sent from my iPad

    • anokamo says:

      “You can’t afford an iPhone”
      – Typical response ng mga iTards. As if mayayaman kayo. Puro lang kayo porma ah.

    • iphnesucks says:

      tindi mo feeling mo mayaman ka typical filipino ka nga. dito sa US ordinary lang naka iphone ewan ko bakit pinipilihan ng tao walang kwentang phone na yan. mas marami bobo dito sa US bumibili ng iphone. masyaodo hype, mga filipino pasosyal talaga.

  34. satan says:

    they look stupid, hahaha

  35. none says:

    parehas lang lht ng tao dto n ngccoment.. pag d nka iphone bnbash ang android.. pg nka android bnbash ang iphone.. ironic db.. pataasan lng ng ihi mga tao dito..

  36. green cross says:

    Suckers line up for IP5S

  37. dsdds says:

    mas maraming tanga dito sa US bumili ng iphone, apple basura.masyadong hype

  38. Jogs says:

    pwede naman sila bumili after 1 week pag medyo maluwag na ang pila. or after 1 or 3 months, who knows may price cut.. :)

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