iPhone Ownership and Want Has Plummeted in Asian Countries

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    In Asia's trend-setting cities, iPhone fatigue sets in

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/27/us-apple-asia-idUSBRE90Q0IV20130127

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    http://www.techinasia.com/android-market-share-china-2012/


    This confirms the other reports we've seen in the past about plummeting iPhone demand in Asian countries, such as the lack of fanfare for the iPhone 5 launch in China, and the deep cuts back in iPhone component orders. Despite what Apple's press releases lead you to think with muddied numbers, the iPhone is not doing well in Asia and is one of the many reasons why Apple stock has crashed in recent months. Shareholders see that high-end/trend setting smartphone users are switching to other platforms in droves in Asia and elsewhere. I have read so many posts from people here without a clue about why AAPL is crashing and claiming conspiracy theories and calling stock holders criminal, when it is plainly clear if only they open their eyes to what is going on around the world.
     
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    bonskovsky

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    This is good. Especially after the iPhone 4S riots. They needed to calm that down.
     
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    duneriderltr450

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    And this effects me how?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Enlightenment and humility.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    Could it be because most people in China can not afford an iPhone, but can afford a cheap $150 phone with android on it?
     
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    Notice the article showing that Asian trend-setters are moving away from the iPhone in droves.
     
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    :rolleyes:


    How?

    What are these platforms? And what trends are they setting?
     
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    That group is such a small number that it has a nil effect. The real reason is that in 2010 android was virtually non existent. It could only go up in numbers while ios had to go down. Plus add cheap android phones, and you will have a large increase in android os in the demographics. The "trendsetters" had little if any impact.
     
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    Yeah, Hong Kong and Singapore have "nil effect". /sarcasm. Get real.
     
  10. wxman2003, Jan 31, 2013
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    A true test would be giving away phones to compare which is more popular. Have a table with 1000 iPhones next to a table with 1000 Samsung or other big name Android device, and put a sign saying free for the taking. The iphones wouldn't last a minute.

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    On the total number of people in Asia, yes, nil effect. Get real and understand. You label your thread one thing (trendsetter) cities, yet you show a graph for the entire country of China. Nice little trick, but you actually proved my point. Thank you.
     
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    How does a pretty much level line confirm "plummeting" demand?
     
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    That graph shows Apple smartphone share dropping like a rock. It's just that Android is so far ahead of Apple on that graph that Apple is almost a rounding error. Notice iOS fell from 6.5% in in 2012Q1 to only 4.2% in 2012Q3 whereas Android has rocketed up from 76.7% to 90.1% in the same time period.

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    You don't know Asia.
     
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    I forgot, you are the expert in everything, because you link an article. :rolleyes: Everything you post is anti Apple. We all know you have an anti apple agenda. Your whole life is based around posting whatever negative you can find about Apple. Post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post. The broke record just keeps skipping along.
     
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    dejo

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    That's not how I would describe a 2.3% drop.
     
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    The 35% crash in Apple's stock price in less than 6 months speaks for me.

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    A 2.3% drop is huge when Apple only had 6.5% to begin with. What little footing Apple had with trend-setting asians is now gone.
     
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    Agree. The iPhone is line is in waves probably in line with product cycles. That is all that is happening here IMO.
    You don't either, so stop acting like you're an expert.
     
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    Gone would be 0%.
     
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    You obviously don't understand how the stock market works either and selling off for tax reasons.
     
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    Agreed. The OP should really just move along to something he/she likes better. Life is too short to spend all of your time complaining about the same things.
     
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    duneriderltr450

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    I hope not. I find it entertaining.
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You can keep your head in the ground and keep telling yourself that or you can wake up and smell the coffee as Apple stock price continues crashing for reasons that are obvious to those who look around.

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    You don't need to be an expert to see that the iPhone's performance in Asian countries is dismal and is a key reason why Apple's share price has crashed.

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    Like Windows Mobile, eh? That's about the same marketshare that Apple has.

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    I don't find you humorous.
     
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    Really, what was the price on Apple last January? Right around $455 a share. What is it today? Right around $455. And in 2010? Around $210 a share. Would not call that a big drop. In fact, it seems like a very stable stock to own.
     
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    I wasn't making a joke.
     
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    How is the OP not on everyones ignore list?
     
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    Lee Kun-Hee, is that you?
     

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