Apple stumbles in China?

Thanks to a tweet by Joe Kingsbury I picked up on a news story on Street Insider which claims that in the first four days since the iPhonebroken-iphone went on sale in China a mere 5,000 have been sold.  If that’s true it suggests that Apple’s largest potential market isn’t as in love with the device as western markets.  Now if someone else were to market a smart phone that did become a hit in China, such as Nokia or Motorola, then perhaps Apple would start to feel the pressure in western markets before long.

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One Comment on “Apple stumbles in China?”

  1. I also read that the iphone is priced to the equivalent of $800-$1000 USD without a service contract. Apparently gray market vendors in China sell them for less as well. These are two significant factors directly impacting consumers that seem to be under-reported by US media.

    Joseph Kingsbury


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