Upfront cash and cashflow from Apple’s rumored iPhone in China deal Washington Post’s Tameka Kee reports that Apple’s rumored 5 million iPhone sale to China Unicom will generate about $100 per unit in profit for Apple. Kee states that this is less than the estimated $400+ per unit that Apple now gets on its deal [...]
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The following is my reply to Artman’s post (quote below) on the terrific AAPL Sanity message board. Artman is referencing Tim Cook’s careful choice of words when asked when iPhone might be launched in China. Twice now Tim Cook has stated that Apple’s objective is to have iPhone officially in China “within a year.” (i.e. could [...]
Scroll down to read iPhonAsia reply comment to this article … China Mobile calls on operators to hold firm against Apple’s revenue-sharing demands by Cindy Geng Beijing. June 26. INTERFAX-CHINA – A China Mobile employee has called for a united front between the country’s three telecom operators in order to challenge Apple’s precondition on any [...]
Backstory on iPhone negotiations As has become more and more evident, the negotiations with China Mobile over a 3G iPhone have come to a standstill. There may still be some hope for a 2G iPhone deal (EDGE iPhone Nano) with China Mobile, but you might have better odds of winning at Three Card Monte than [...]
Update – March 23, 2009: China Mobile’s CEO spoke to a reporter on Saturday, March 21, 2009. According to Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile’s talks with Apple have stalled, albeit “the door remains open.” This is no surprise as Apple is moving forward with China Unicom. Details > HERE (in Mandarin) iPhonAsia Comment: Here (below) is iPhonAsia’s [...]