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04-06-2009, 06:08 PM #1
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.
04-06-2009, 06:15 PM #2
once again.. no go for china
04-06-2009, 06:18 PM #3
04-06-2009, 06:22 PM #4
sucks for them. ebay wins!
04-06-2009, 06:56 PM #5
Here we go again..... their (China) lost!
"Always remember your special and unique!"
04-06-2009, 08:03 PM #6
dumb commiesThis is getting a lil' ridiculous...
04-06-2009, 08:35 PM #7
04-06-2009, 08:43 PM #8
THEY MAKE THEM FOR APPLE BUT CAN'T BUY THEM WITHOUT EBAY!!!
OH THE IRONY
04-06-2009, 08:58 PM #9
^^^ ironic aint it
04-06-2009, 09:10 PM #10
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)
Last edited by Mes; 04-06-2009 at 09:16 PM.
04-06-2009, 09:59 PM #11
they're still mad americans created the iPhone first.
04-06-2009, 10:04 PM #12
Why should they help eat the cost of opening stores? If Apple wants to open a market there they should just jump on in.
04-06-2009, 10:33 PM #13
04-06-2009, 11:17 PM #14
Last edited by Grassmasta; 04-06-2009 at 11:20 PM.Viruses
04-06-2009, 11:25 PM #15
04-07-2009, 02:09 AM #16
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.
04-07-2009, 06:37 AM #17
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.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
04-07-2009, 07:43 AM #18
Its always something isn't it! I think everyone should be able to get one. :-)
04-07-2009, 03:05 PM #19
04-07-2009, 10:25 PM #20
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.