China... Apples Epic Fail?

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  1. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

    wirelessmacuser

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    Poor Steve, the great Apple marketing machine is absent in China.*

    Here's the article:

    "The chairman of PC maker Lenovo says Apple is missing a tremendous opportunity in China and places the blame squarely on Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
    "We are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn't care about China," Liu Chuanzhi told the Financial Times."

    source
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20009672-37.html?tag=mncol
     
  2. moonlight87 macrumors newbie

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    Well I don't blame him after the trouble Google has had in China. And plus, Steve answers to Steve and nobody else!
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    1) An Astrix usually points to something
    2)Stopped reading after this. Why would Lenovo be supportive of anything Apple does?
     
  4. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

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    If you read the article it says that Apple is gearing up to make a move. God this is getting ridiculous. Even in macrumors, the current trend is to find anything and everything supposedly "wrong" with Apple currently.

    Even your quote is saying that Levono is blessed that Apple hasn't set up shot yet and demolished them.
     
  5. JeffreyDJ macrumors regular

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    Read the article and your questions would be answered. Why purposefully not read the article and then make a claim opposite of the article?

    Basically lenovo was saying thanks for ignoring China, it's helping our business ...
     
  6. iTouch macrumors 6502

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    Taken the article posted on MR:

    Evidence is mounting, however, that Apple may be beginning to take the Chinese market more seriously, with the company announcing earlier this year that it plans to open up to 25 Apple retail stores in the country within the next two years. In fact, the company is planning a grand opening this weekend for its first store in Shanghai, the company's second store in the country following the Beijing store opened in time for the 2008 Summer Olympics there.

    As Silicon Alley Insider points out as well, Apple executives noted during the company's most recent earnings conference call that revenue from "greater China" including Hong Kong and Taiwan totaled $1.3 billion for the first six months of fiscal year 2010, up over 200% year-over-year.

    Looks fine to me.
     
  7. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    European Antitrust Guns Now Pointing at Apple?As well as facing possible antitrust

    Europe's coming too

    http://gizmodo.com/5579701/european-antitrust-guns-now-pointing-at-apple

    s well as facing possible antitrust claims in the US, the European Union is now taking a look at Apple's closed-shop practises—with EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes claiming makers "cannot just choose to deny interoperability with their product."

    The locked-down nature of Apple's App Store was specifically mentioned by Kroes, who also said that "consumers need choice when it comes to software or hardware products". And she doesn't mean buy a DROID instead.

    Apple ought to be rather concerned about the rampaging commissioner, as she has a track record in winning EU antitrust cases—Kroes helped the EU whack Intel for over a billion dollars in '09. [Rethink Wireless]
     
  8. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think Apple is in any trouble at all guys. You can all rest easy. Apple is rolling in the dough.
     
  9. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Google has done a lot of work with China. Perhaps Steve doesn't want to exhaust the effort and would rather focus on the rest of the world.
    It seems to be working pretty darn good.
     

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