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  •  I missed the part where Apple was manufacturing (0+ / 0-)

    cheap burners to sell in huge quantities at small mark-ups in those markets.

    I guess I just wasn't paying attention.

    Fear is your only God.

    by JesseCW on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 02:02:56 AM PST

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    •  "Those markets" are huge and Apple is aggressively (0+ / 0-)

      pursuing them. It is very obvious you haven't being paying attention. Here's news from theAppleBlog:

      China is now Apple’s second-most important market

      “In my lifetime I’ve never seen a country with as many people rising into the middle class aspiring to buy products that Apple makes. It’s an area of enormous opportunity. It has quickly become No. 2 on our lists of top revenue countries very, very quickly.”

      After China, Apple has its eye on Brazil

      We know how important the greater China region is to Apple: The country is Apple’s second-most-lucrative market for selling its wares, and riots start when its lavish, heavily trafficked new stores in the country selling the iPhone 4S fail to open on time. But where will Apple look next when it comes time to focus on expanding to new rapidly emerging markets? Brazil.


      Updated: Forecast: global mobile subscribers, 2010–2015

      The number of mobile subscribers is growing steadily across the globe, but each continent tells a different story about 3G and 4G penetration, market saturation and the rate of future growth. This report looks at the global mobile landscape over the next five years, forecasting the number of subscribers and the penetration of 3G and 4G services by both continent and country. In particular we look at new markets such as China and India, possibilities in developing countries in Africa and the Middle East, and saturation in the first world.

      The US is rapidly losing it's edge on technology and is being overtaken by emerging markets around the world. Part of this problem is that many Americans have no idea what is happening in other countries. They are still navel gazing and thinking they are the "best" in the world.

      China manufactures almost three times as many cars as the US per year. The US is now #3 after Japan. Also, China is set to surpass the US GDP(PPP) in 2015.

      Wake up!

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