Apple Product Sales In China

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    Posted: 05 July 2010 09:55 PM

    Speaking of Apple?s chief executive, Lenovo?s founder and chairman, told the Financial Times: ?We are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn?t care about China. If Apple were to spend the same effort on the Chinese consumer as we do, we would be in trouble.?

    Lenovo: Apple is losing out in China.

    The Lenovo founder said he expected China eventually to replace the US as a global trend-setter in technology as a take-off in Chinese domestic consumption would force global tech companies to set their development roadmaps to follow Chinese consumer tastes.

     

     

    [Title edited by DT on 09/25/10 to reflect path of discussions]

    [ Edited: 25 September 2010 02:48 PM by DawnTreader ]

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    Posted: 05 July 2010 10:21 PM #1

    Whistling past the graveyard.

    :apple:

         
  • Posted: 05 July 2010 10:29 PM #2

    MacCube - 06 July 2010 01:21 AM

    Whistling past the graveyard.


    :apple:

    I saw this earlier.  Huge admission that Lenovo “might” be in trouble.  Meanwhile, Apple is ignoring China at the rate of 25 new Apple Stores there, including a flagship opening in the next few weeks…

         
  • Posted: 06 July 2010 12:10 AM #3

    Thanks, Mace.  I worry about this.

         
  • Posted: 06 July 2010 12:20 AM #4

    Calling out Steve is rarely a good idea.  Michael Dell was the last to go down that road iirc.  The very public response…,we’re coming after YOU Dell.

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  • Posted: 06 July 2010 01:22 AM #5

    Interesting comment considering Lenovo and Apple operate in vastly different sectors of the consumer PC market.

         
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    Posted: 10 July 2010 08:17 PM #6

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    Posted: 10 July 2010 11:36 PM #7

    Tan, your link is no good. Thanks for the pic though.

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    Posted: 11 July 2010 11:16 AM #8

    This link works.

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  • Posted: 14 July 2010 11:16 PM #9

    The author of the article link below points to a video of Ron Johnson in Shanghai saying ?our first stores in Hong Kong? implying more than one actual store was to be opened in Hong Kong by 2012 and no one in the media caught and reported it (for several days). How disappointing to Hong Kong Apple followers.

    The transcription of Johnson’s actual words in the video:

    (In reference to the Shanghai Pudong store) ?We view this store as kind for a launching pad for 25 stores that we will open throughout China by 2012.?

    At just past the minute mark of the video and in the next sentence of his speech: ?We will be adding mores stores in Shanghai, in Beijing, our first stores in Hong Kong and stores throughout many of the cities in mainland China?

    http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/donovans_views_more_than_one_hong_kong_apple_store_to_open/

         
  • Posted: 05 August 2010 08:29 PM #10

    The hedgies may begin to feel the pressure with all this.

         
  • Posted: 17 August 2010 03:09 AM #11

    What do others make of this?  Larry Ellison taking aim at Google’s Android and its alleged illicit use of Oracle-owned Java?  Interesting read here.

         
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    Posted: 17 August 2010 09:40 PM #12

    Mercel - 17 August 2010 06:09 AM

    What do others make of this?  Larry Ellison taking aim at Google’s Android and its alleged illicit use of Oracle-owned Java?  Interesting read here.

    Not sure why you linked this here, but IMO Google is using IP from Java, but patent law is a strange business and Sun never cared much for patents so it’s anyones guess how it will resolve itself.  Gruber linked some interesting discussion over at Daring Fireball.  I would recommend James Gosling’s discussion

         
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    Posted: 25 September 2010 11:17 AM #13

    China launch day video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzPhboY1OSo&feature=player_embedded

    Estimated 1000 people in line.

         
  • Posted: 25 September 2010 02:49 PM #14

    I edited the topic title this morning to reflect the focus of discussions.

         
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    Posted: 26 September 2010 01:39 PM #15

    Some initial sales data via Marketwatch

    China Unicom had taken over 200,000 iPhone 4 pre-orders by early Saturday, the day sales started, and over 40,000 buyers received the phone and a bundled mobile service plan that day, the company said in a statement. For comparison, China Unicom last year said it sold 100,000 iPhone handsets in roughly six weeks after launching the devices in late October.