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Apple Fans in Asia Get Hands on New iPhone

 

Apple fans in Asia became the first to get their hands on the long-awaited iPhone 5, the U.S. technology giant's latest smartphone that goes on sale in stores across the globe Friday.


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Apple Fans in Asia Get Hands on New iPhone

VOA News

Apple fans in Asia became the first to get their hands on the long-awaited iPhone 5, the U.S. technology giant's latest smartphone that goes on sale in stores across the globe Friday.

Eager customers formed long lines outside stores in Australia and Japan to become the first in the world to purchase the new phone. In downtown Sydney, some fans waited outside the store for three days ahead of the release. In Hong Kong, Apple staff chanted "iPhone 5! iPhone 5!" and clapped hands with customers as they were escorted into the store one-by-one.

Those already camped out in front of stores in the United States, Britain, Canada, France, and Germany will be able to buy the phones later Friday.

Though it initially received lukewarm reviews, Apple says there has been record demand for the iPhone 5. It received more than 2 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours after being unveiled - double the figures for the previous version. Analysts expect Apple to sell as many as 10 million of the new phones by the end of September.

The new device is taller, lighter, slimmer, and has a bigger screen than its predecessor. It can also operate on faster mobile networks.

Meanwhile, Apple's rival, Samsung Electronics, moved to put a damper on the iPhone's debut. The South Korea-based company said Friday it planned to add the iPhone 5 to a patent infringement case as part of a long-running global legal battle between the rival tech giants.

Apple and Samsung are involved in a series of patent disputes spread across four continents. They are battling for dominance in a smartphone industry estimated to be worth more than 0 billion last year.

 

Specialized Terms

  • predecessor 前任、原有事物,本文指前代iPhone

  • patent infringement 侵犯專利

 

Vocabulary Focus

  • eager (adj.) very keen and excited about something that is going to happen
  • release (v.) to make a CD, video, film etc available for people to buy or see
  • escort (v.) to take someone somewhere, especially when you are protecting or guarding them
  • camp out (phr.) to sleep outdoors, usually in a tent
  • initially (adv.) at the beginning
  • lukewarm (adj.) not showing much interest or excitement
  • unveil (v.) to show or tell people about a new product or plan for the first time
  • damper (n.) something that make something less enjoyable, active, or great than it could have been

 

Vocabulary Quiz

1. Many fans ________ed out just to get a better view to see the concert.

2. A version of the game for Mac computers will be _________ed in February.

3. His idea got only a ________ response from the committee.

4. As a bench player, he is ________ to show that he can play as well as others.

5. The treasure found in the king’s tomb was ________ed by guards.

6. ________, I thought I would only stay there a year; but I stayed there two years instead.

7. The new uniform of the Brooklyn Nets will be ________ed next Monday.

8. The rain put a _________ on our trip to London.

 

Ans:1.camp out 2.release 3.lukewarm 4.eager 5.escort 6.initially 7.unveil 8.damper

source: http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2012/09/21/apple-fans-in-asia-get-hands-on-new-iphone/

 
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