Tim Cook in China, Talking iPhone
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has spent a fair amount of time in China and he’s once again back in the Middle Kingdom, purportedly chatting up telecom executives. The scuttlebutt is they’re discussing the iPhone 5C, which some say is custom made for the BRIC middle class.
Chinese tech news site, iFeng News, has the story and it’s largely guesswork:
It is speculated that with the previous high-level meetings with China Telecom Cook similar, the two sides level will mainly focus on the issues discussed at the strategic level, may also be involved in co-generation iPhone and sales.
Insiders pointed out that China and the Cook high-level talks with China Telecom, may mean that the new generation iPhone will likely be listed in China through China Telecom first sale.
It is understood that since Apple CEO Cook served as third visit to China since it is unclear the specific time of Cook’s visit and travel arrangements, Cook is expected to be in the next few days, respectively, in China Unicom and China Mobile executives meeting. Early January 2013 and mid-March 2012, Apple CEO Cook to the identity of the first visit to China, one after another with the Ministry of Industry executives and China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom’s top leaders met.
Since Cook served as Apple CEO, Apple’s emphasis on the Chinese market gradually improved. At present, through China Unicom and China Telecom, Apple covers China’s 350 million users.
And, that pretty much makes sense — Tim Cook is in China to talk about the iPhone, sales of which have grown only marginally of late. Recent news of the iPhone 5C can only serve to feed the rumor mill…
What’s your take?
Via 9 to 5 Mac