Currently, there are 3 Apple stores in Shanghai, 2 in Beijing, and 2 in Hong Kong.
This Wangfujing retail location is the third for Beijing.
So the first store for Shenzhen will probably be the ninth for China.
If the price is now cheaper, then Foxconn should buy a larger share of Sharp.
The title of this article is misleading. If Sharp is cheaper now then it is even easier for Foxconn to pay for a larger share.
Samsung's Android ecosystem is way larger than Apple's iPhone ecosystem. The iPhone 5 is 3 months late and the screen is still 4 inch. The competition's 4.5 inch phones, 7 inch tablets and smart LED TV are selling like crazy now.
Apple should move forward the release date of the iPhone 5 with 4 inch screen. Does that mean Apple will be stuck with iPhone 5 and 5s with 4 inch screens for 2 years, during which the competition's 4.5 and 4.8 inches phones will be taking market share?
As of today, the competition's 7 inch tablets are selling like crazy while Apple's 7 inch tablet is still 3 months away, if they do indeed produce it.
If Apple sells it at $199, they can easily destroy the competition's 7 inch tablets and therefore limit the expansion of their ecosystem. It is all bout encroaching on the competition's ecosystem. As long as their ecosystem is destroyed, fewer will buy their phones and tablets.