Description: Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently visiting China to strengthen relations with the country’s mobile players. The visit comes after a nearly 3 month delay to roll out iPhone 5 to the worlds largest mobile market.
Date: January 10th, 2013
Tim Cook would like to get Apple on a faster boat to China. On his current visit to the country, it looks like the Apple CEO has focused on smoothing the rollout and distribution of Apple products there. In an interview with Chinese news site Sina, Cook said that he believes China will become Apple’s most important market in the “not too distant future.” He also sounded an optimistic note over his latest talk with China Mobile, but would not divulge further details about whether or not he has managed to ink a deal with the world’s largest carrier, which the Cupertino company has been stuck in negotiations with for years. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. How long has Apple been talking with China Mobile and what has the result been thus far?
2. What are Tim Cook’s intentions for Apple’s next product roll out in China?