【看新聞學英語 】蘋果新一代iPhone在日本亮相

【新唐人2010年7月7日訊】【看新聞學英語 】

Apple's New iPhone Debuts in Japan

蘋果新一代iPhone在日本亮相

文/Daniel Chen, David lee

【新聞關鍵字】

1. debut n. 亮相;登台

2. queue v. 排隊

3. snap up ph. 搶購

4. coveted adj. 夢寐以求的

5. suspend v. 暫停

6. straight adv. 連續不斷地

7. boost v. 使提高

8. margin n. 利潤率

9. a slew of ph. 許多

10. advantage over ph. 優於

11. pixel n. 像素

12. shipment n. 出貨

STORY:

Fans queued outside Apple's store in Japan Thursday, as well local telecom Softbank, to snap up the latest version of its wildly popular iPhone.

周四日本的粉絲們在蘋果專門店外排隊,和當地電信軟銀,準備搶購廣受歡迎的iphone最新版。

Japanese customers were the first globally to get hold of the coveted iPhone 4, which debuts in the U.S., France, Germany and the UK later on Thursday.

日本是全世界第一批可以擁有夢寐以求的iphone 4的地區,iPhone 4在周四隨後也在美國、法國、德國、英文亮相。

Sales blew past expectations, with over 600,000 sold in just 24 hours of pre-orders, which Softbank suspended after three days due to overwhelming demand.

銷售業績超出市場預期,24小時前預訂就有超過60萬支售出,其中由於太過龐大的下單量,還導致軟銀暫停3天。

High school student Akira Nakazawa had waited in Tokyo's Ginza district through heavy rains for more than a day.

高中生彰澤在東京銀座的大雨中等候了超過一天。

[Akira Nakazawa, High School Student male]:

"I've been waiting for almost 33 hours straight since two days ago from 10 p.m. on the 22nd. The hardest part was a hard rain during yesterday. I had two umbrellas to protect my stuff and myself."

[彰澤,男高中生]:

「我已經連續等了將近33個小時,因為我從前兩天22日晚上10點就開始等了。最辛苦的部份是昨天有一場大雨。不過我有準備兩支雨傘來保護我的東西,以及幫自己擋雨。」

The iPhone, launched in 2007, has boosted Apple's margins but faces a slew of new smartphone competitors.

iPhone自2007年問世以來,大大提高了蘋果公司的獲利率,但也使蘋果開始面臨一系列新智能手機的競爭對手。

The device comes less than a month after Apple's iPad began sales outside the U.S., which has already sold 3 million units worldwide.

這支iPhone 4在蘋果的另一項產品iPad、開始在美國地區以外銷售不到一個月的時間後推出。而iPad已經在全球售出三百萬套了。

This customer says the new iPhone has advantages over the Apple tablet.

這位顧客表示,新版的iPhone有許多比蘋果平板 (iPad) 好的優點。

[Roy Hoshino, iPhone Customer male]:

"Well, I can feel that pixel is much more than 3GS -- beautiful, much more beautiful than iPad. No complaint about it."

[羅伊星野,iPhone男顧客]:

「嗯,我可以感受畫面解析度比3GS好多了。很漂亮,比iPad漂亮的多。無可挑剔。」

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http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_life/2010-06-24/230571791687.html

【每日一句】

You've got a point there.

你說的有道理。

【今日諺語】

Where there is life, there is hope.

留得青山在,不怕沒柴燒

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