Apple's iPhone Shipments Plummet in China

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    Apple's iPhone Shipments Plummet in China Amid Rise of Huawei
    Bloomberg Markets and Finance
    Published on Feb 11, 2019
    Feb.11 -- Apple Inc.'s smartphone shipments declined by an estimated 20 percent in China for the final quarter of 2018 as the company sees competition from Huawei and local rivals. Bloomberg Intelligence's John Butler reports on "Bloomberg Markets."
     
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    Their 2019 WWDC will show a slide saying XS,XR and XS Max having higher sales figures' than iphone X,8 and 7. Then they'll hint iOS 14/15(13 is bad for me) is optimised for X1 series iphones and new iPad Pros. As usual Mac pro is still a trash can until few years. But Macbook pros will have a new custom display design to avert the hardware issues of screen cable being flexed or broken on current i9 macbook pros.
    A new tactics for China and other Asia-Pacific regions are 100-200$ off on pre-booking + some gift hampers to spend in App store. As always Apple Tax will be high as gaming laptops with RTX GPUs.
     
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    The truth is, they are just to damn expensive now. End of story. Even with carrier subsidies the 256gb Xr is over 600 bucks up front here. That is mental. I do really like the Xr more than I thought I would. But, in no way am I paying 600 bucks plus up front for a phone. I paid Nothing up front and no subsidies cost on my contract for our iPhone 8s and 6s's. My wife's employer has great deals on devices for us. We pay nothing for them over two years, they take the costs in their contract with Telus and we own the phones outright after two years. So in reality, we get new devices every two years, for less monthly payment than the BYOD plans.
     
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    Its cheaper actually. In India, it is equivalent to a gaming laptop with 6 Core HQ and GTX 1070/1080MQ, so to differentiate phones and laptops, laptop OEMs have increased the price to double. So, for 2100-2500$ we get base i5 HQ with 1060 or 1060MQ.
     
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    That sucks, I’ll sell you my razer with 7700/1060 for 1300 lol
     
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    No tech support for Razer products! Even with tech support the repair part is getting worse from Dell.
    Are you planning to buy iphone Xr? Since Apple have updated throttling algorithms for 8 and x.
     
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    Definitely not, 8 Plus is probably the last Apple phone I will own, and if I could get my 500$ that I spent on it back, I would even go back to my SE. I will not be switching phones until 5G is widely deployed in the US, otherwise the SE and 8 plus do just fine. Neither will be updated past iOS 12 that is also for sure.
     
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    5G will take a long time.
    You won't accept iPhones even if Tim Cook gifts you 3000$ 512GB iPhone for your entire family since none of them can wants the 3000$ phone and he just needs to clear the inventory?
    I am just getting 3.5G here almost full signal since 6 months ago otherwise I don't even get 2G. We do get 4G but it maxes out at 40-50Mbps for downloads and uploads are measly 1Mb. On 3G, I get 18-20Mb downloads and 6-8Mb upload speeds. 5G rollout might be delayed here..
     
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