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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