Tim Cook Visits China Where iPhone Sales Finally Rebounded Last Quarter After Lengthy Skid

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    Apple chief Tim Cook was among a group of leaders who met China's President Xi Jinping on Monday at an annual gathering of advisers to the Tsinghua University business school in the capital Beijing, according to Reuters.

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    Apple declined to comment on details of his visit. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, who also attended, stated that "every year this trip is a great way to keep up with the pace of innovation and entrepreneurship in China."

    The meeting occurred just days before Apple launches its much-anticipated iPhone X in 55 countries, including China, with hopes the high-end smartphone can revive the company's sales in the world's second largest economy.

    Apple shipped an estimated 11 million iPhones in China last quarter, up 40 percent from the year-ago quarter, according to research firm Canalys. The strong growth put an end to six consecutive quarters of declining iPhone sales in the region.

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    Canalys believes Apple's rebound, buoyed by the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus last month, could be short lived.
    iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have quickly "run out of steam" in mainland China, despite being heavily discounted by online retailers such as Suning.com and JD.com, according to the South China Morning Post.
    While the iPhone X could help Apple in the fourth quarter, its high price and supply constraints might inhibit the company's growth in China in the short term, according to Canalys research analyst Mo Jia.

    Apple was the fifth largest smartphone maker in China last quarter, behind local brands Huawei, Vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi, according to Canalys.

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    Are they playing with a Huawei phone or something.
     
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    There are literally no Chinese people in that photo.
     
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    Vivo, Oppo & Xiaomi are doing the same thing in India. Apple is repeating mistakes, hope they repeat success as well.

    iPhone 8 (Regular) = $980s in India.

    Can't fully blame the buying capability there.
     
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    Remind me never to buy a jacket like the one Jony’s wearing.
     
  7. imac ios x macrumors newbie

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    High discounts?? ¥5628.00 to euro is 730 euro (850$), same model is 900 euro here. It's not really that big of a discount tbh....
     
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    Price: barely higher than the most popular iPhone 7 model in China.
    Supply constraints: what supply constraints? The fake ones used to artificially depress AAPL shares?
     
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    Jacket?! I thought it was a tent. Certainly the right colours...

    ...and probably the right size
     
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    No kidding, eh? Is that an actual photo from China, or do the MR authors/editors enjoy choosing pics that they think are funny?
     
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    https://www.theverge.com/circuitbre...t=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter ???
     
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    I thought it was the top half of a survival suit.
     
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    Anyone else looked at pics of Jony over the last year or so and finally solved the age old question of "Who ate all the pies?"
     
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    Seriously.

    This is the guy who’s responsible for all of Apple’s design, and he thinks THAT looks good?

    *cringe*
     
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    That was the first thing I thought.
     
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    Right.....I thought the exact same thing.
     
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    How did they manage to take a photo in China without one Chinese person actually being in the photo?

    iPhone 8 should do really well. The China market is HUGE! so of course Apple want some of it. But their competition offers similar looking phones for a fraction of an iPhone cost and they are made in China.

    But it's more about face. iPhone is expensive, if you have one, you must have money and gain some face!
     
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    Jony: "Look where people used to click before The Notch"
    Tim: "Whahahu...ehh...huh?"
     
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    It was literally taken at Apple Park.
     
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    Jony Ive is not looking in good shape! #Metabolic Syndrome
     
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    Maybe Jony should take a leaf out of the MacBook Pro’s book and become 30% thinner.
     
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    It’s probably just his batteries expanding.
     
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