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  • Leading Russian Carriers Bail on Apple's iPhone


    Mother Russia has had enough of Apple's iPhone and the huge subsidies and marketing expenses that come with offering the touchscreen smartphone to consumers.

    Consequently, the top three carriers in Russia are parting ways with Apple's iPhone.

    There's not an iPhone to be had at any of the big three carriers' stores. Last week the last hold-out -- VimpleCom, which sells phones under the Beeline brand -- cut its ties with Apple and began offering its customers Samsung's Galaxy S4 instead.
    Although Russian consumers can still purchase iPhones from smaller entities inside of Russia, it remains to be seen how this turn of events will influence Apple's plans for a retail store in the dead center of Moscow's Red Square.

    With 180 million mobile subscribers in Russian, it's difficult to imagine that Apple isn't going to make an effort to win back these potentially long-term lucrative partnerships.

    Source: Fortune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Leading Russian Carriers Bail on Apple's iPhone started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      до свидания и скатертью дорога вы коммуниста ублюдки
    1. barondebxl's Avatar
      barondebxl -
      Europeans prefer android anyways, the iphone isn't worth it.
    1. pizzafootbal's Avatar
      pizzafootbal -
      Quote Originally Posted by barondebxl View Post
      Europeans prefer android anyways, the iphone isn't worth it.
      That's still a sizable market.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Наконец кто-то с некоторым шары! Достаточно с аппаратным компании диктуют, что продавать и сколько потребителей
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by barondebxl View Post
      Europeans prefer android anyways, the iphone isn't worth it.
      +1
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Apparently the droid forums are dead. The droid users are migrating to active forums.
    1. greyhounds's Avatar
      greyhounds -
      Quote Originally Posted by barondebxl View Post
      Europeans prefer android anyways, the iphone isn't worth it.
      Since when is Russia "European"?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by greyhounds View Post
      Since when is Russia "European"?
      Since when is it not? Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Russia has territory in both Europe and Asia.