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Number of new Chinese 3G users slide heading into Apple iPhone launch on China Mobile

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Dec 2013, 09:18

January 17th may seem like a normal day for most people, but for those Apple executives in Cupertino, it will be the culmination of years of meetings. That will be the day that the Apple iPhone will finally be made officially available to customers of China Mobile, the world's largest carrier. Earlier this month, we passed along the news that smartphone growth in the country was falling heading into the launch...

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posted on 27 Dec 2013, 09:24

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Apple is going to make bank off China.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 10:38

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 24937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Man I'd like just 50 cents from each phone sold lol.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 18:16 2

4. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Unless you're a hedge fund...don't even dream it lol.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 12:18

3. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Well, it could be for two reasons... one is that the market is actually slowing as more and more Chinese (those who can afford a smartphone) have bought one, but there's another possibility... what if those 4 million are all waiting the iphone? What if in the next quarter we'll have like 22 million because people were simply waiting for the iphone?

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 18:25 3

5. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Or that the market is moving on to 4g because no one wants an outdated phone if they are getting anything that isn't a feature phone.

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