“Thanks to a quick-thinking customer who spotted him, snapped a couple photos and posted them on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site, we learned Monday that Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Beijing, at least for a few hours,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“Leaving aside the iconography of an Apple CEO setting foot in the world’s largest market for iOS devices, something Steve Jobs apparently never bothered to do, what do we suppose Cook was doing there?” P.E.D. wonders. “We can imagine any number of issues that might benefit from high-level face-to-face meetings between Cook — whom the Chinese press have nicknamed “Captain Cook” — and Chinese officials.”
• China Mobile and iPhone
• Slower-than anticipated roll-out of Apple Retail Stores
• Foxconn and Apple’s supplier code of conduct
• iPad trademark in China litigation
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]