Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has not made it a secret that China is a critical market for the company and one that it intends to focus on. Despite this reality, the iPhone 5 is not the top-seller there and faces stiff competition from local manufacturers including Samsung and Lenovo. As Samsung prepares to release its own operating system to compete with Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ) Android and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) Windows, Asia promises to be an exciting landscape for smartphones this year.
In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses one of the biggest threats to Apple and how it impacts the smartphone wars.
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