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					 Will Apple Stand a Chance Against Chinese App
                    Hackers?

By: Twila B.

Apple is doing very, very well in selling an iPhone in the
United States and overseas. That’s enough truth to
prove Apple’s success in a single day. While the rest of
the smartphone manufacturers around the globe have
been scampering to keep up, the tech giant has
remained headstrong and has continually led the race
in terms of revenue and sales. They have grown
stronger on stranger shores and have displayed a very
prominent figure especially in the Asian countries
like China, where 20 percent of the world’s population
lives. They have also succeeded in creating a lot of noise
in the media and technological world with a new CEO,
new products and countless upgrades. And they were
able to accomplish all this while selling an iPhone in
style.


Just recently, the largest valued tech company signed a deal with the China Telecom Corp, one of the
‘big three’ competitors in the telecommunications industry in China. However, China’s biggest carrier
China Mobile Ltd. has not yet signed the same contract with the tech giant because they have not yet
developed the technologies and services that the iPhone 4 or 4S needs. Right now, Chinese mobile
carriers have only been selling iPhone 3Gbecause 4G compatibilities are still in the works. Nevertheless,
financial analysts are saying that Apple should pursue a deal with China Mobile Ltd because their 600
million base will do wonders for their sales.


Actually, even Apple says that China’s contribution to the first quarter sales was one of the reasons why
the iPhone boomed early this year. Stats showed that about 19 percent of Apple’s total first quarter
sales were from the Asia Pacific region alone. And if that’s not enough, financial experts say that’s even
17 percent up from last year’s sales where Asia also ruled the sale contributions. Notwithstanding the
fact that Apple only have five stores in China (yes, because most iPhones in China are probably illegal),
the sales of the iPhone was so tremendously big that Apple had to stop selling an iPhone 4S after the
launch when it created a stampede of people dying to get their hands on the said smartphone.
But despite the overwhelming success that the tech giant is having with their Chinese customers, tech
experts and financial analysts alike believe that these great waves of demand may only be disastrous
for Apple if not handled well. With the proliferation of iPhone look alikes from Chinese mobile
manufacturers and more than a hundred apps being hacked and downloaded illegally, we even think
Apple may have a bigger problem on their hands. Reports revealed that there are more than 50,000
illegal iTunes accounts in Taobao, a virtual marketplace from the Alibaba Group. A very large number
of these accounts even sell Apple App Store gift cards with very big discounts! At one point, one of the
sellers even sold 160,000 iTunes songs for only 30 U.S. dollars! That’s a lot of money taken from the tech
giant and the musicians on iTunes!



One thing is for sure though, while Chinese people may be experts in hacking and selling iPhone 3G
that are illegal, they’ll always buy. They may even sell an iPhone to get a better one without having to
cheat Apple out of their money! Ever heard of the rising materialism in China? We have a feeling this
might be it.


Sources:

Top iPhone News From Cashforiphones

http://www.cashforiphones.com/cfi/news/article/will_apple_stand_a_chance_against_chinese_app_hackers


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Description: Apple is doing very, very well in selling an iPhone in the United States and overseas. That’s enough truth to prove Apple’s success in a single day. While the rest of the smartphone manufacturers around the globe have been scampering to keep up, the tech giant has remained headstrong and has continually led the race in terms of revenue and sales. They have grown stronger on stranger shores and have displayed a very prominent figure especially in the Asian countries like China, where 20 percent of the world’s population lives. They have also succeeded in creating a lot of noise in the media and technological world with a new CEO, new products and countless upgrades. And they were able to accomplish all this while selling an iPhone in style.