iPhone in China, hypothesis still remote – Macitynet.it
No iPhones in China, at least until some important difficulties have been overcome that make their adoption almost impossible. This is what is learned today from an article published by Reuters. The news report echoes and mitigates the enthusiasm of some forecasts launched yesterday when some observers of the telephony market predicted a rapid adoption of the iPhone in the most populous country in the world. To launch speculation, when stated by the CEO of China Mobile, according to which his company is dealing with Apple.
Now we learn that, even in the face of an open channel, there are many things that still need to be fixed before we can talk about a Chinese iPhone. Some of these are also quite relevant because they concern the China Mobile strategy which seems to be in open contrast to that of Apple. For example, the Asian carrier believes that music should be downloaded 'on the air' and not on the computer, secondly the granting of a percentage on the cost of the fee (an option explicitly requested by Cupertino) which is not absolutely contemplated: 'a rule Chinese ', a spokesman for China Mobile said.
Add to this the fact that there is no Chinese iTunes store; also the inability to change Sim (iPhone as known blocked) a problem, since no phone in China blocked. Finally, there is a cost problem: iPhone has a price that is higher than the average wage of a Chinese worker. For this, points out some analyst, iPhone would become a product for a small niche