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Old Jul 30, 2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Tim Cook Visits China to Discuss Market Growth, Low-Cost iPhone with Carriers?




According to a Chinese media report*[Google translation] pointed out by 9to5Mac, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited China recently, possibly to discuss mobile growth after Apple announced a decline in growth within the market during its recent quarterly conference call. The article also claims that Cook may have met with the Chinese carriers to discuss the impending launch of the heavily rumored low-cost iPhone in the region, potentially named the iPhone 5C.

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It is speculated that with the previous high-level meetings with China Telecom Cook similar, the two sides level will mainly focus on the issues discussed at the strategic level, may also be involved in co-generation iPhone and sales.

Insiders pointed out that China and the Cook high-level talks with China Telecom, may mean that the new generation iPhone will likely be listed in China through China Telecom first sale.

It is understood that since Apple CEO Cook served as third visit to China since it is unclear the specific time of Cook's visit and travel arrangements, Cook is expected to be in the next few days, respectively, in China Unicom and China Mobile executives meeting. Early January 2013 and mid-March 2012, Apple CEO Cook to the identity of the first visit to China, one after another with the Ministry of Industry executives and China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom's top leaders met.

Since Cook served as Apple CEO, Apple's emphasis on the Chinese market gradually improved. At present, through China Unicom and China Telecom, Apple covers China's 350 million users.
The news of the visit comes after a Chinese labor group alleged poor working conditions at Pegatron, a main Apple supplier in China earlier this week. Earlier this year, Cook visited China to discuss "cooperation" with China Mobile, and also met with various government officials during his prior trip.

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Old Jul 30, 2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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I love this picture. Are they having a dance party?
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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Cook thinks China is the be all and end all
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 08:51 AM   #6
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that question mark at the end of the title...great journalism!

Tim Cook Visits China to Discuss Market Growth, Low-Cost iPhone with Carriers?
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 08:51 AM   #7
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how does this syntax explain the question mark at the end

Tim Cook Visits China to Discuss Market Growth, Low-Cost iPhone with Carriers?
Because the low-cost iPhone hasn't been confirmed, so MR are speculating if Tim Cook's visit is possibly related to this.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 08:52 AM   #8
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This has anything to do with the article how?


On a side note I'm excited to see what the final iPhone 5C is gonna look like
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China is not as materialistic

One of the problems Apple is running into in China is that the people of China are not nearly as materialistic as they are here in the states. It is easy for companies here to create artificial demand for products. That artificial demand is mainly for gadgets. China is predominantly made up of people who only care about getting buy day by day.
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China is and will be for a long time, a tremendous area of growth for Apple that they could only benefit from at this point.


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how does this syntax explain the question mark at the end

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As much as this does.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 08:54 AM   #11
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Iphone 5C = Iphone 5 C(hina)

the iphone plastic was made in china for china
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Because the low-cost iPhone hasn't been confirmed, so MR are speculating if Tim Cook's visit is possibly related to this.
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As much as this does.


China is and will be for a long time, a tremendous area of growth for Apple that they could only benefit from at this point.
in all fairness, my original syntax was much worse
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What if the rumored iPhone 5C is only going to China? The "C" being for "China" Probably not, but still...
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 08:58 AM   #14
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Looks like he went to meet with asian Eddy Cue.
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D-D-D-Dance Party? Yes!


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Hey! Where'd the button go?!
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 09:03 AM   #17
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Those guys look awe struck.
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Maybe they spoke about the 5S as well
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 09:04 AM   #19
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Tim is wiping Chinese a$$ again...

he seems to care more about this market than others...

of course, over a billion potential customers

the rest of the world is just like third world for Tim
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 09:07 AM   #20
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Cook thinks China is the be all and end all
They have the largest potential for market growth, so yeah, he does, and I would too.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 09:16 AM   #21
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He just following the money
and considering the fact that the iPhone is doing very poorly in China.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 09:25 AM   #22
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Iphone 5C = Iphone 5 C(hina)
Makes sense to me!
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 09:33 AM   #23
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Tim Cook first needs to take care of the iPhone 5 quality issues. I bought nine iPhone 5s for the whole family, and five out of nine phones have a non-working power/standby button. Yep, 5 out of 9!

All but one (Apple.com) was purchased from Apple retail store. Not refurbished, etc. All brand spanking new.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 09:35 AM   #24
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Special iPhone just for china? bllshit!
The chinesse customer is no way different from an other user around the world, except he has less money and inlimited accese to low cost phones with iPhone hardware for under 100$. google gophone i5 and you will see.
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I wonder what does "low cost" mean. 450 US$ is not low cost. And releasing a new iPhone for 350US$ or less will be a new territory for Apple.
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