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Apple has been trying to open stores in India for years, but a Chinese rival has got there first.

The Indian government gave Oppo, one of China’s top smartphone makers, approval this week to establish retail outlets in the country. The decision is a boost for the company in one of the world’s hottest smartphone markets.

Source: CNN Technology News

Date: October 6th. 2017

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/05/technology/oppo-india-apple-retail-stores/index.html

Discussion

1) Why might the Indian government have chosen a Chinese firm over an American firm?

2) Apple’s share of the global smartphone market is only 10% and falling.  Most Americans are completely unaware of how little reach Apple has globally.  Why does this matter?

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