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  • Apple and China Fail to Get Along . . . again . . .

    After talks of bringing the iPhone to China via the carrier China Mobile failed Apple and China Unicom started talking. Things appeared to be going along just fine and the iPhone had even shown up for display on the China Unicom wbesite.

    Maybe some love between China carriers and Apple just isn't meant to be. Once again talks of iPhone in China have come to a grinding halt as reported by Trading Markets.
    Talks between China Unicom and Apple to introduce iPhone into China came to a halt as Apple was said to have asked the Chinese telecoms carrier to stand costs of building Apple special stores in this country after China Unicom agreed on a profit-sharing plan proposed by Apple.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple and China Fail to Get Along . . . again . . . started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. ensigma's Avatar
      ensigma -
      once again.. no go for china
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Oh well, as long as the UK keeps getting iPhones, I don't care.
    1. darius359's Avatar
      darius359 -
      sucks for them. ebay wins!
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Here we go again..... their (China) lost!
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      dumb commies
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      im getting sick of hearing about iphone in china and flash for iphone

      if they hapen they happen but until then idc
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -


    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      ^^^ ironic aint it
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      Here we go again..... their (China) lost!
      Definitely the other way around!! Apple is missing the largest and the fastest growing economy. Every day that passes gives Apple competitors more time to catch up. Besides, it would help EVERYBODY if Apple ate a little crow and compromised. Don't you think they're margins are plenty high enough (currently at 56%)??

      BTW: One of the reasons why Asian economies grow faster than US/EU countries is their bottom-line expectations. Most believe 20-30% margins are very nice. Not so in US/EU where 40% is the absolute min, and 45-50 is the norm. (Note: this does not include supermarkets)
    1. huntor's Avatar
      huntor -
      they're still mad americans created the iPhone first.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Why should they help eat the cost of opening stores? If Apple wants to open a market there they should just jump on in.
    1. royalnewjersey's Avatar
      royalnewjersey -
      Quote Originally Posted by rwin84 View Post
      dumb commies

      wow really? I mean... seriously?

      First of all... China (or mainland china) is a socialist republic. And second of all...

      Lol forget it. Like you care.
    1. Grassmasta's Avatar
      Grassmasta -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post


      lol, gold.

      I think they are both holding out for a better deal. Apple is waiting for China to give into their selfish and power mongering tendencies, and China is waiting to own America.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
    1. symondavis's Avatar
      symondavis -
      Those CN guys can make good phones but if you keep on putting on the table and they wont take, then sod them.

      Some foreigners are just idiots.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So, unfortunately, are some English people.
      All this willy waving will come to an end soon. I would not be surprised if Apple do not announce an agreement to sell some version of the iPhone in China soon.
      They are not stupid enough to miss out on potentially the worlds largest market.
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Its always something isn't it! I think everyone should be able to get one. :-)
    1. kenfly's Avatar
      kenfly -
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      apple finally tried to move into a market that gives a damn less if they come or go. Apple is used to screwing their way into everything and china had to be the one to tell them "uhhhh..... WE ARE the electronics market, we don't get screwed".

      And @ mes.... The iPhone is not about hardware, it is software. All the way down to it's multitouch. Nobody is catching up. You can make all the hardware in the world and it isn't jack without OSXmobile and multitouch software behind it.
    1. huntor's Avatar
      huntor -
      Quote Originally Posted by royalnewjersey View Post
      First of all... China (or mainland china) is a socialist republic.

      a socialist state is a state that has abolished capitalism and is moving towards communism.

      if china ever decides they dont like american..
      BAM. WWIII. just like that.

      i say we nuke em now. it'd take care of them and the whole iphone problem.
      maybe apple will make the call. im sure they've got a nuke somewhere in storage.