2 Key Reasons Why China Can't Save Apple

For most companies that are starved for growth, the answer's simple: look to China. And while this has been a pretty successful tactic for many, it might not be that easy for tech powerhouse Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) for a few very important reasons. China's been a massive growth driver for many companies over the years. So why is one of the world's most admired and successful companies stuck on the outside looking in when it comes to China? In this video, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner breaks down why the Apple growth story could be more complicated than meets the eye.

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  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2013, at 9:52 PM, refermol wrote:

    I find it irresponsible of the writer to use this type of title for his article. The implication here, even before reading the article, is that Apple is doomed. Mr. Tonner, you should be ashamed of yourself. Stop misleading readers!!

  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2013, at 10:43 PM, mfooljdg wrote:

    Firstly, this article should have been titled "Will Apple strike a deal with China Mobile?" but instead they went for the click bait. Shame on you.

    Secondly, the new Qualcom LTE chipset announced back in February is alleged to work reasonably on the China Mobile network and Apple is expected to use it in the next wave. Why wan't this discussed or at least refuted if you don't believe it? Is anyone awake in Foolville?

  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2013, at 11:03 PM, VegasSmitty wrote:

    The Apple fad is so over!

  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2013, at 11:43 PM, ScottAtlanta wrote:

    lol at Apple FanAddicts....

    you think Tonner's "Shamed" by your comments....

    I'm sure he's having a good laugh. He owns the stock so he must see long term value but he's sharing this insight....which does not bode well for Apple in short term.

    If you only listen to "cheerleaders," you'll tune out reality and lose, big time.

  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2013, at 11:51 PM, DanManners wrote:

    Great article. Apple is over.

  • Report this Comment On June 19, 2013, at 6:31 AM, yragsapo wrote:

    Who says that Apple needs saving?

    Maybe the article should be titled "2 key reasons why sensational article titles are more important than backing them up with real substance in the article."


    "2 key reasons why journalistic integrity has died".

  • Report this Comment On June 19, 2013, at 6:35 AM, mfooljdg wrote:

    Apple is indeed over...over $10 billion earnings per quarter. Apple has some issues and, in my opinion, has made some missteps but there are a ton of companies out there that would die to have Apple's problems.

  • Report this Comment On June 20, 2013, at 12:22 PM, Netteligent09 wrote:

    China Inc. is ready to launch the best of their next generation products in July to July 2014.

    New wave of phones, tablets, computers to supercomputers are on the way. Everything will be half price and generous offers to attract market share.

    There will be less than 4 worldwide players after the industry consolidation in 2014.

    Apple will be ok but about to face its own worst nightmares. I strongly believe adaptive Apple's management has its plan for future.

    The rest of the industry is in huge trouble for survival. Leadership is very important in time of crisis.

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