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China and the iPhone are not looking too good.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Robfactory, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Robfactory

    Robfactory Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 24, 2009
    East Coast
    It seems odd that China doesn’t like things that are completely controlled. Apple’s iPhone 3Gs has only 5,000 subscribers according to Chinese provider, China Unicom.

    To observers the phone’s high price, $1025, is the major factor why consumers aren’t buying into the “i” philosophy.

    Another reason is Apple’s unwillingness to enter the Chinese mobile phone market until now. However, people have found a way around this. China’s “grey market” has managed to come out with iPhone look-a-likes that have filled the void for A LOT less than the iPhone.

    To compare numbers, AT&T’s had 146,000 subscribers its first week.
    Things aren’t exactly looking that great for China Unicom and the iPhone.


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