WeChat App in China Described as Apple's 'Toughest Rival' as iPhone 8 Launch Nears

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  1. MrX8503 macrumors 68000

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    That's insignificant compared to Google's revenue stream.
     
  2. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Or their own hardware revenue stream.

    Doesn't matter. The point is it all shows that Apple does not put our privacy above revenue.

    In fact, your comment makes it even worse; that they would sell out for comparatively little.
     
  3. MrX8503 macrumors 68000

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    They care more about privacy than Google. No company is a perfect angel, but I sleep better at night that 99% of my hardware and services is with Apple over Google.

    Google has done a fantastic job marketing their company as trustworthy, but I know deep down, they can't be trusted. They're the wolf in sheep's skin.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You’re creating a false dichotomy. Much of their revenue is based upon protecting user privacy much more than others. Their business is predicated upon it, much like how Google’s business is predicated upon data mining anywhere and everywhere possible, as they’re an advertising agency masquerading as a tech outfit.
     
  5. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    Apple should have made imessage multiplatform years ago. Now they've missed that opportunity. WhatsApp and Wechat have taken over.
     
  6. LovingTeddy macrumors 6502a

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    You need some short of government approval and regulations for companies launching payment system. To me everyone who is processing payment and money transfer should consider as financial services entity and need be regulated by financial regulations. Otherwise criminals can use laundering money easily.
     
  7. johnsonkoh10 macrumors newbie

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    cannot agree more. I'm in the business of helping companies build their businesses on wechat through www.theasianir.com, and payment gateway is a requirement by these companies even though I know some are not really selling what they claim to be selling. therefore my company is a registered with the local monetary system here to report those who aren't.
     
  8. ~Wonton~ macrumors newbie

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    WeChat is a really good app, and it's not their problem that apple's income is lowering.
     

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