Analyst: China catching ‘Apple fever’

“Ticonderoga Securities’ Brian White, fresh from an October trip to China, writes that the buzz surrounding the iPhone 4 and iPad there is stronger than ever,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “‘Clearly,’ he writes, ‘China is catching ‘Apple fever.””

P.E.D. reports, “He quotes a report in Thursday’s Chengdu Chinese Commercial News that mentions a newly signed ‘cooperation agreement’ between Apple and China Mobile (CHL) — the global giant of mobile phone carriers with roughly 815 million mobile subscribers. The nature of this agreement is unclear, but White recalls earlier reports that ten China Mobile stores in the Beijing area were offering a SIM card-cutting service that trims SIMs to fit the iPhone 4’s miniature slot.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David E.” for the heads up.]


  1. SIM card trimming service? It’ll take more than trimming SIM cards to make an iPhone work on their CDMA network. This sounds suspiciously like drug induced halocinations

  2. This is quite funny.

    I remember when the iPhone was launched I remember seeing allot of anti Apple articles talking about how unimpressed the Asians were with the iPhoneabd how they have had such phones for years and every one in Japan yawning.

    Where are those people today?

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