Tim Cook visits China to discuss... something

Tim Cook visits China to discuss... something
Apple CEO Tim Cook is paying China a visit once again. The executive will be meeting with China's head of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei. Exactly what the two of them are going to discuss is a mystery, but we can be pretty sure that Apple's business in the country is going to be one of the main topics.

China is an important market for Apple for two reasons. First, it is a major emerging market, which means it's recognized as a big opportunity for business growth by almost all device manufacturers. Apple's investments in the Chinese market have been expanding lately, as the company has significantly increased the number of its retail stores there. Second, China is where Apple's profitable iPhone and iPad get assembled, and as you've probably heard, there have been a number of problems lately with the factories working on Apple's devices. The latter has also been among the reasons for Tim Cook's previous visits to China, when he personally examined the work conditions in some of those factories.

via: TUAW

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12 Comments

1. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Sales of the iphone have been increasingly dropping, 3rd in China

2. honeybunny

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

so why u visited here?any reason?

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And what about you, why you are here?

7. honeybunny

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

"same here"

8. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

To hate dislike, personal feelings and Troll, and you're here to defend....?

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Why in your opinion he can't say that iPhone sales was increasingly dropping?

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That should be the question China asking Tim Cook. Unfortunately, he won't be answering, so i'll do the honors. Tim Cook visited China to learn the art of 'cheap phone making 101'.

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Perhaps put more pressure on Foxconn? I've seen a fair few Iphone 5s about which rattle and have 'loose weights' inside when you shake it slightly. Quality control hasn't been the greatest. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4324527?start=0&tstart=0

4. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Maybe he went to join THE Communist party to stop selling android phone in china since the phone is not salling well in china.

5. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

the quality control got big problem, and people before went u buy the phone shake first lol

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

In other words "Shake before you buy" lolzzzzzzz

12. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Lol i thought chinese people don't speak english

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