The tech. giant Apple Inc. has finally launched their iPhone 5S model on the vast network of the biggest mobile phone carrier in the world, China Mobile. The vast market of China has always been a major problem for the Apple Inc. where it trails Samsung and some other local handset makers.
Now, it should have gotten a short-term sales jolt from the highly anticipated deal, which has taken almost five years to negotiate and come to a point. It has taken that much long time, because the Apple Inc. and the China Mobile Co. could not agree a reasonable revenue-sharing deal on the handset sales. The China Mobile Co. will now subsidize the iPhone devices, so their customers have to pay less with a contract for it.
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A Shanghai-based mobile and technology expert, named Michael Clendenin, has said that it is going to help the Apple Inc., but it would not be that massive amount: Like any other time Apple is involved in a big deal like this that has taken so long to iron out to a point, there is certainly going to be an undue high level of optimism all around the deal. It is going to help, and there is no doubt about it.
The bottom line is that it is going to help the tech. giant to sell more of the phones in China at a time when Apple Inc. is actually starting to lose some of their allure globally in terms of their ability to sell a lot of devices. So there is no doubt that it is good for them.