Breaking News
News & Analysis

Yoshida in China: Apple falls to No.5 in China; Pearl River woes

8/7/2012 01:22 PM EDT
5 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Sunit.Zheng
User Rank
Rookie
re: Yoshida in China: Apple falls to No.5 in China; Pearl River woes
Sunit.Zheng   8/10/2012 2:09:02 AM
NO RATINGS
Now,the situation is not optimistic in Shenzhen.

mcgrathdylan
User Rank
Blogger
re: Yoshida in China: Apple falls to No.5 in China; Pearl River woes
mcgrathdylan   8/8/2012 5:18:24 AM
NO RATINGS
This data kind of flies in the face of what people have told me over and over: Consumers in China want an iPhone, just like everywhere else in the world. But I think pixies point above is a factor here. Also, Apple has lost a few points of smartphone marketshare globally in the past couple of quarters, with analysts believing that consumers are holding off on buying until Apple rolls out the iPhone 5.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
re: Yoshida in China: Apple falls to No.5 in China; Pearl River woes
junko.yoshida   8/7/2012 8:46:09 PM
NO RATINGS
All valid points, pixies. Especially, no access to Apple Store. I did not realize that. The report gives us a glimpse of what may be a pretty bloody price war going on in China's smartphone market.

pixies
User Rank
Rookie
re: Yoshida in China: Apple falls to No.5 in China; Pearl River woes
pixies   8/7/2012 7:46:55 PM
NO RATINGS
iPhone's low market share may be due to its high price. In China, you do not get a $200 iPhone by signing up a 2-year AT&T contract. People has to pay full price, which is still beyond most families' budget. Another thing is in China, you can not access Apple Store, which is a major advantage of owing an iPhone.

Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times editor Junko Yoshida grills two executives --Rick Walker, senior product marketing manager for IoT and home automation for CSR, and Jim Reich, CTO and co-founder at Palatehome.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week