Category Archives: iPhone

IPhone 6 key gift for Chinese New Year – Shaun Rein

A reasonable price and still a premium, those are the assets of the iPhone 6 as a key gift for Chinese New Year business analyst Shaun Rein notes at CNBC. “The anti-corruption drive is more serious than most analysts realize,” said Rein.

Apple leaves troublesome past behind – Shaun Rein

For a long time, Apple did not get it right in China. Business analyst Shaun Rein notes that now the American giant is doing things right and ships more smartphones to China, even more than Xiaomi. From Mercury News.

Apple: no longer cool in China – Shaun Rein

Apple’s new iPhones are not getting the buzz the Apple products used to get in the past, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in Bloomberg. It might a against the bible of Steve Jobs, but it would help if they would listen to their users. And the fingerprint technology is not helping either.

Doubling Apple stores is just not enough – Shaun Rein

Battling a slowdown in Apple’s China sales by doubling the number of outlets might just not be enough, tells retail analyst Shaun Rein in Bloomberg. Apple is facing “serious political headwinds”.

Apple’s iTunes conundrums – Ben Cavender

Apple got itself into trouble with the government last month, but a bigger fight is looming, says business analyst Ben Cavender in Quartz. First, the Chinese government has noted Apple iTunes does not comply with its censorship regime. And convincing Chinese consumers they have to pay for content might even be a larger barrier for business.

Apple still popular, despite government action – Ben Cavender

A domestic media campaign against the customer service of Apple has been followed by government investigations, by the SAIC, tells business analyst Ben Cavender IDG News. “A bit of sensationalism,” he says.

Weibo: Twitter on crack – Tricia Wang

Twitter should have a thorough look at their Chinese Weibo competitors, says tech ethnographer Tricia Wang in an interview with FastCompany. Being picture-based is just one lesson they can learn, she argues.

Buying a mobile phone in China – Bill Dodson

China veteran Bill Dodson got his mobile stolen and took to opportunity to investigate China’s fast changing and competitive battle ground for mobile hardware. A report from the shopping mall in Suzhou on his weblog.

Apple is under-performing – Shaun Rein

Apple’s recent success in China might have gained it a lot of admirers. But the company could have done much better and could have turned China into its largest market, retail analyst Shaun Rein tells in the Pandodaily.

Apple still lagging in China – Shaun Rein

Apple might be doing well in the China market, they could do better, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in Bloomberg. Apple is losing ground to the competition, because they focus better on the Chinese consumer.