Apple and the world's largest carrier, China Mobile, have reached a deal over iPhone 5C
posted by Michael H. / Sep 06, 2013, 5:35 PM
The Wall Street Journal are saying that Apple is preparing to ship batches of the iPhone 5C to China Mobile, which would certainly indicate that a deal has been struck. Apple has had deals in place with China Unicom and China Telecom, but combined those two carriers have about half (~350 million) as many subscribers as China Mobile (~700 million).There is still no official confirmation, and there likely won't be any until Apple makes its announcement, but sources for
China is Apple's third largest market after Europe and the U.S., but sales there have been slipping. A deal with what is by far the largest mobile carrier in the region will definitely help Apple to raise its standing there.
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Samsung is going to sh*t a brick......
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 5:49 PM 3
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Don't really know that until the official 5C is released, and more importantly, what the price will be. SS should be worrying about Xiaomi in China, they already sell more phones there than SS does.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 6:14 PM 0
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So now no need to sell ur kidneys To get a iShlt just sign a contract for 2-3 years not that bad.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 6:08 PM 3
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Believe it or not apple will rise after the launch of iphone 5s , in terms of share ,revenue etc. no product has been launched since last october. So dats why its sales have gone down(take s4 for ex. sales have gone down within 6 mnths ) . After the launch of 5s with 5c . I think they will bounce bak. At the top position , they have plan and a better strategy.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 6:21 PM 0
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Sales are going down because apple mostly only sells to the same customers over and over, and when those sh33p get their new device, there are no more to sell to. Thus their sales spike around launch and then drop off precipitously. That's why their market share remains stagnant and dwindling worldwide, even as the smartphone market grows
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 8:52 PM 3
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I've been working in several Chinese Restaurants, with Chinese people, and one thing I can tell you guys... Chinese love Apple products... they don't even try other brands, like 98% of them own an iPhone and an iPad... China
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 11:30 PM 0
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The Chinese people are not stupid, China has been opened to the world since the late Richard Nixon visit in 1972. The people know iphone is just a Apps Launcher and not a computer phone. The iphone 5C will not be a big hit IMO in China.
posted on Sep 07, 2013, 5:29 AM 0
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