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post #41 of 47
Groveling is groveling. Apple needed to show the Chinese govt. that they bow to their power to shut them down if they want. Apple apologized to its customers over various screw ups but they never groveled to them. Apple was made to bow to the power of the Communist party and their power to destroy their Chinese business at a whim. They showed them that a few directives and Apple's business in China is at an end. Apple have never done this before this in any way, shape or form.
It was also the Chinese way of saying to the US "we own you, you will bow to us".
post #42 of 47

Part posturing part wanting to make a US company sing and dance to show how important China is.  It's a partnership and China wanted Apple to acknowledge how important it is.  So who gives a f?  If the apology is getting good publicity that's a big win.  Apple should respect the Chinese market and do whatever it takes to make it a mutually beneficial relationship.  Same thing in India and Brazil.  These are huge markets that Apple will need to have a strong presence in to move the needle again.  

 

Anyone dumb enough to think the black market can move even 20% of the product that legitimate means can is a stone cold moron.  People just need to realize China has a huge inferiority complex from years and years of being exploited and considered a third world country.  To them power plays like this are signs of how far they've come so let them have their win....as long as Apple can move product that's the main thing.

post #43 of 47
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Groveling is groveling. Apple needed to show the Chinese govt. that they bow to their power to shut them down if they want. Apple apologized to its customers over various screw ups but they never groveled to them. Apple was made to bow to the power of the Communist party and their power to destroy their Chinese business at a whim. They showed them that a few directives and Apple's business in China is at an end. Apple have never done this before this in any way, shape or form.
It was also the Chinese way of saying to the US "we own you, you will bow to us".

So you would advise that Apple should win the battle at the potential cost of losing the war. I am willing to bet you are not running your own company?

post #44 of 47

Face saved all round.

Moving on ....

post #45 of 47
Tim Cook once again showing he could be a good longtime leader for Apple. after the ios maps transition incident, and after showing Forstall love is to rule above all in the company, i cant help but appreciating this man. peace is the way, i hope this helps relax Apple in less powerful countries too. cheers!

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Funny typo.

Social Capitalist, dreamer and wise enough to know I'm never going to grow up anyway... so not trying anymore.

 

http://m.ign.com/articles/2014/07/16/7-high-school-girls-are-kickstarting-their-awa...

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Social Capitalist, dreamer and wise enough to know I'm never going to grow up anyway... so not trying anymore.

 

http://m.ign.com/articles/2014/07/16/7-high-school-girls-are-kickstarting-their-awa...

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post #47 of 47
Originally Posted by Lerxt View Post
Apple needed to show the Chinese govt. that they bow to their power to shut them down if they want.

 

lol, no.


They showed them that a few directives and Apple's business in China is at an end.

 

Whoop de frick. Ever heard of India? Apple will take all those Chinese jobs elsewhere. Enjoy your magical communist party when the people revolt against it.


It was also the Chinese way of saying to the US "we own you, you will bow to us".

 

Wow, you actually believe that. How sad. lol.gif1eek.gif1oyvey.gif

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Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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