Comments on: Apple’s iPhone takes slow boat to China http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/19/apples-iphone-takes-slow-boat-to-china/ Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CLCB http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/19/apples-iphone-takes-slow-boat-to-china/comment-page-1/#comment-873 Sun, 24 May 2009 03:38:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=2961#comment-873 Apple will continue to have trouble breaking into the Chinese market, not only with the iPhone but with their computers as well. Although Apple’s computers are popular there with those working in the arts, or people who like the company’s design over function, many Chinese websites, especially e-commerce sites, have compatibility problems with Mac. Whether that will change on the web designer end or Apple’s software changes remains to be seen.

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By: Brian Foulkrod http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/19/apples-iphone-takes-slow-boat-to-china/comment-page-1/#comment-871 Fri, 22 May 2009 23:27:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=2961#comment-871 Maybe if people in these countries earned salaries comparable to western levels, not only would price not be an issue, but maybe we could reverse the trend of falling wages and standard of living for American workers having to compete against wages too low to be legal in this country.

Any thought that I should even indirectly pay more to subsidize a another slice to my own throat is revolting. Should I donate all of my vital organs, too?

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By: Nikkei 225 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/19/apples-iphone-takes-slow-boat-to-china/comment-page-1/#comment-844 Wed, 20 May 2009 09:06:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=2961#comment-844 Apple is confronted with the same problem in India, were sales are disappointing too. The phone and services offered are too expensive and there also are not enough 3G service providers in India. Apple is already developing a cheaper version of the iPhone for the Indian market and I guess this will be used for the Chinese market as well.

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By: iphonerulez http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/19/apples-iphone-takes-slow-boat-to-china/comment-page-1/#comment-840 Wed, 20 May 2009 03:32:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=2961#comment-840 I have mixed feelings about the iPhone in China. I’d like to see Apple give some price concessions to China, but I don’t like the idea of China carriers trying to control content. But hey, it’s their country and I guess they’re entitled to do whatever they please. I’d sure like to see the iPhone get a leg up on the BlackBerry in China, but I’ll willing to bet RIM will be happy to make sacrifices to grab market share any way it can. Apple will have to make some hard decisions.

I recently heard that FoxConn was going to help develop Chinese apps for the iPhone, so it looks like there might have been some progress made with some Chinese carrier. I hope the those developers build some apps that will knock the socks off the Chinese iPhone users.

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