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Sunit.Zheng
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re: Yoshida in China: Apple falls to No.5 in China; Pearl River woes
Sunit.Zheng   8/10/2012 2:09:02 AM
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Now,the situation is not optimistic in Shenzhen.

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re: Yoshida in China: Apple falls to No.5 in China; Pearl River woes
DMac   8/8/2012 5:18:24 AM
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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.

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re: Yoshida in China: Apple falls to No.5 in China; Pearl River woes
junko.yoshida   8/7/2012 8:46:09 PM
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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.

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re: Yoshida in China: Apple falls to No.5 in China; Pearl River woes
pixies   8/7/2012 7:46:55 PM
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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.



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