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Canalys: Apple may really need that plastic iPhone in China

06 August, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Canalys: Apple may really need that plastic iPhone in China - read the full textAccording to shipment info gathered by the analysts over at Canalys, Apple's smartphone share in China is at 4.8% with a total of 4.3 million device shipments. As a result, Apple has fallen from the fifth down to the seventh overall spot in the manufacturer's ranking for Q3...


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> In reply to Be Cool @ 2013-08-07 03:59 from n7RF - click to readSo very true.

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  • 2013-08-09 05:51
  • 9EmF

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-08 16:06 from GT6G - click to readAt least One of the iPhone assembly companies is Taiwanese

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  • 2013-08-09 05:45
  • 9EmF

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-07 20:10 from 3WPe - click to readWell, your opinion is at odds with most references concerning Linux and Linus' development of the OS (Wired, Computerworld, the University of Helsinki)

Further, Linus got his ideas for Linux while at University of Helsinki using ULTRIX on the school's DEC system and began development of Linux in 1991 after purchasing a 386 PC and acquiring a copy of Minix (which stands for Mini-Unix). So I'm not sure where you got the idea that it was based upon AT&T's Unix when there is no references attributing him using AT&T Unix prior to developing Linux.

If you visit the University of Helsinki C.S. website even there they call Linux a Unix clone:

..and again, Linux being acknowledged as being part of the Unix family genealogy:

So if this is not the development of one operating system (Linux) being based upon the ideas and concepts of another (Unix) I don't know what is.

Also, at no point did I say that Android is fully functioning GNU-Linux, so don't read more into my comment or attribute something to me that was not said. Had you read the comment I was responding to, you could see that I was referring to the grossly inaccurate statement that Android, top to bottom, is written in Java. It's not.

One final point. If you're going to correct someone, at the very least you should not get caught up in semantics or offer your own opinion as fact.

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  • 2013-08-08 17:43
  • GT6G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-07 05:47 from ttve - click to readThat's a comment which makes no sense. The iphone is now built in China with parts mostly from Chinese manufacturers.

I'll still buy a Japanese (Sony), Korean (LG, Samsung) USA (Motorola) or even Taiwanese (HTC) made phone over a Chinese phone.

I see plenty of Chinese phones while in Asia. The only time I've ever seen phones in retail shops in "debug" mode with an OS error have been Chinese and Indian made phones.

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  • 2013-08-08 16:06
  • GT6G

> In reply to Be Cool @ 2013-08-07 03:59 from n7RF - click to readHere's the irony of Apple's strategy with the Iphone 4C"heap", they're still selling the 3GS in some Asian markets. Unless Apple sells the 4C for less than $300, people buying the iphone on price alone will still buy the 3GS.

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  • 2013-08-08 16:01
  • GT6G

wow. when will be iphone produce in america. expensive iphone but still made in china..huh better sony or moto

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  • 2013-08-08 15:53
  • UD%n

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-07 20:10 from 3WPe - click to read...Dalvik

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  • 2013-08-08 10:05
  • awH3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-07 02:34 from GT6G - click to readA correction to your comment: Linux is not based upon UNIX. It is a Unix-like OS that Linus Torvalds backwards-engineered to mimic AT&T's popular (and proprietary) Unix operating system.

Nor is Android a fully functional GNU-Linux operating system à la Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, and other popular desktop Linux distros. Rather, it takes the Linux kernel only (not the GNU userland), and uses the kernel to run a Java virtual machine.

iOS and Mac OS X, curiously, are far more Unix-like than Android. They are certified by the Open Group as POSIX compliant, employ a BSD userland in their low-level code, and trace their roots NeXTSTEP, a significant Unix-like OS developed by NeXT in the late eighties. Both could, potentially, run from a command-line terminal a far cry from the terminal emulators one can download for Android.

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  • 2013-08-07 20:10
  • 3WPe

> In reply to Be Cool @ 2013-08-07 03:59 from n7RF - click to readHi Be Cool,
You know what? Apple only realized today that there are lots of plastic phone buyers compared to tin-can phones buyers. Luckily there are different phone manufacturers, otherwise we will be stuck with only the iphone.

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  • 2013-08-07 13:46
  • tVwf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-07 10:54 from IaHc - click to readWhere I live iphone is the most expensive phone

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  • 2013-08-07 13:41
  • tVwf

People in China got boring from iPhone...

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  • 2013-08-07 12:12
  • tm2A

> In reply to Massy @ 2013-08-07 10:53 from 3pbc - click to readSamsung S4 and Note 2 are not cheap ok

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  • 2013-08-07 10:54
  • IaHc

Apple iphones are away behind now in tec,if you look around. the top Motorola,samsung,HTC,Nokia phones. All these companys make much better phones than the iphone.yet in apple tv adverts they make you beleave your buyin the best phone in the world.Thats sad! and there expensive phones!

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  • 2013-08-07 10:53
  • 3pbc

ahhh... haha. hahaha! aaaahahahaha! woooo! lmao hahahaha. hahaha, ahhh. ahem... oh sweet karma :)

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  • 2013-08-07 09:39
  • MVg6

> In reply to Odin @ 2013-08-07 08:19 from YMtW - click to readCorrection, apple dominated. They are falling behind. If they don't come up with a game changer, they will lose a lot of their costumers. Sorry but this is the tend with technology. The pioneer will never be on top for long.

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  • 2013-08-07 09:34
  • PEHx

Apple is only going to dominate US and UK, as the phones are provided at subsidised rate with contract.Unlike in other countries consumers need to pay a huge price to get the phone...Apple need to come out with good specs phone and need to cut down the price...

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  • 2013-08-07 08:19
  • YMtW

> In reply to akokokoko @ 2013-08-06 21:56 from theZ - click to readCompletely agree with you. these loosers apple fansand wp fans are liers they cannot digest android success and they say lies that android lags .applefans and wpfans are both hypocrites

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  • 2013-08-07 07:24
  • YQTc

Chinese phones are unbelievable quality performance and price. Only fools buy Iphone in soo expensive price because better than Iphone are available in less than half price. Only problem is Chinese phones are difficult to find out of China.

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  • 2013-08-07 05:47
  • ttve

i have sony xperia z - made of plastic and the OS is IOS

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  • 2013-08-07 05:03
  • vxti

Why the cheap iphone is made of plastic???? It's nonsense.
The tin-can case doesn't make the production price any higher.
The production price of GS4 or even the old GS3 is much higher that the aluminum iphone 5. Check it out.
So, why Apple must make this stupid move? They spend so much money, marketing and menial media to convince the morons that tin-can is better. Why plastic now????

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  • 2013-08-07 03:59
  • n7RF

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