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Apple announced yesterday that it had sold over two million of its new iPhone 5 in China, just three days after its launch on December 14. Yet the news isn't that bright for several iPhone distributors in China who reported that "the sales of iPhone 5 have failed their expectations, and one of the dealers noted that the profits generated from the iPhone 5" were less than half compared to the iPhone 4S, reported the Yicai, an online Chinese business site. On the flipside, Yicai's report as presented by BrightWire, doesn't identify any of the dealers who are complaining, making their claims difficult to verify.


In the bigger picture, Apple has been working with Mobile China for years behind the scenes. Once Mobile China's first phase of their new 4G network is ready, Apple's deal may allow them to sell into one third of Mobile China's subscribers which is estimated to cover approximately 233 million subscribers. That could lead to explosive growth for Apple's iDevices in the coming years.   






Apple has gotten way too much ego boost over the past years. 10 years ago apple was superior quality for a niche of designers who were willing to pay double the price for something way over the market standards. then ipod, iphone came and now every college students will use a mac and 20% of his capabilities. then Job passes away, apple comes up with a longer iphone and calls its the 5,an ipad mini, a horrible map gps and all kinds of patent lawsuits from left and right. plus the apps, which used to be something for iphone only, are now available to every device (here's an exmaple: http://www.mevvy.com/articles/the-15-best-tools-apps-for-blackberry-part-1/) and many devices proved to be actually better than an iPhone. will apple continue to be the leader? yes. but his margin are getting narrower and narrower...hopefully this will be a wake up call and Iphone 6 will truly be a shocking phone

I would urge caution when using Chinese media sources. Like Korea (where I live), the media there are often captured by special interests.

What kind of dealers? Oh...u mean those that mark em up so much type dealers! Duh....of course, with supply channels in China getting better...this grey gravy train has to slow down to a grind!

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