Has Apple Finally Solved Its China Problem?

By almost every measure, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) has seen its fair share of success in China. Since it introduced the iPhone there in 2009, China has fueled billions of dollars of sales and become Apple's second most important country in terms of revenue. However, there's also always been something missing when it comes to the tech giant's success story in China: a deal with telecom powerhouse China Mobile (NYSE: CHL  ) . One major hurdle was diverging 3G standards between the two, but that's since been cleared up by the 4G LTE iPhone 5. The second has been China Mobile seeking some kind of revenue sharing agreement as well, something Apple has understandably balked at. However, as Fool contributor Andrew Tonner discusses in the video below, the companies' CEOs recently met to see if they could come to some kind agreement.

It's incredible to think just how much of our digital and technological lives are almost entirely shaped by just a handful of companies like Apple. Find out "Who Will Win the War Between the 5 Biggest Tech Stocks?" in The Motley Fool's latest free report, which details the knock-down, drag-out battle being waged by the five kings of tech. Click here to keep reading.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (4)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2578972, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/24/2014 8:47:58 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement