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  • fireundersmoke fireundersmoke Sep 7, 2013 10:44 AM Flag

    China Mobile Is No Big Deal, They Will Never Agree With How Apple Makes Money

    The people in China may be dumb enough to be Shaves for Apple but China Mobile will never be a slave to Apple. Apple makes most of their money from selling iphones, over 70% of revenue. Apple's contracts all look the same, they demand carriers to take millions of iphones per month and get paid huge subsides to boot for all those phones up front. China Mobile will never agree to that.
    Phone carriers will have more iphones on their shelves than they can sell but Apple got paid for all of them and takes the money and run. Apple now is in 7th place in selling phones in China, they no longer have any power in forcing carriers to take their demands.
    Now there are smartphones on the market in China that have twice the features of iphones and selling for under $200, the people in China will not want to be seen with the new Cheap iphone.
    90% of China Mobile customers pay between $17-$30 per month for their phones, that still leaves 10% that may buy the best phones on the market, Will the next iphone be able to compete with the best phones on the market, that is the question.

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