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Status items sell there are male guys walking with pink designer ware in HK and Apple products get similar attention. In Japan it's even a bigger deal but without the fakes.

They take great pride in their western AAA gear and treasure it with all their honour.
You seem to be out of touch.

Your augment isn't very sound. Expensive status symbols exist in every country. Including here in the States. They are most prized by a small vain echelon of society. They don't represent the culture as a whole.
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Think you have it backwards.

At any rate, its nice to see Apple being on the other side of a patent troll. Karma is a... biggrin.gif
It makes me happy as well smile.gif
post #13 of 34
The Chinese complaining of patent infringement. How ironic.
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The Chinese complaining of patent infringement. How ironic.

Agreed. Perhaps this is them turning over a new leaf... ?
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post #15 of 34
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Please do enlighten me with your cultural insights. I am sure that you have at least visited the country and observed their culture first hand...
Literally walk into any store that sells electronics and you will see something like this. This ia a picture of an electronics mart I visited in a city near Shanghai. The entire bottom floor was smart phone and smart phone accessories, with Apple, Apple parts or Apple knockoffs taking up 80% of various seller's retail space. All of the engineers, business people, or people that I know have money that I work with in China have iPhones. Hell, even some of the factory workers I have seen have iPhones.
post #16 of 34
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Literally walk into any store that sells electronics and you will see something like this. This ia a picture of an electronics mart I visited in a city near Shanghai. The entire bottom floor was smart phone and smart phone accessories, with Apple, Apple parts or Apple knockoffs taking up 80% of various seller's retail space. All of the engineers, business people, or people that I know have money that I work with in China have iPhones. Hell, even some of the factory workers I have seen have iPhones.

China was Apples largest growth market for the last few years. You think that happens by chance? Apple marketing has been in full swing in China for the last few years...
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They will block Apple in China so they can begin selling clones
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China was Apples largest growth market for the last few years. You think that happens by chance? Apple marketing has been in full swing in China for the last few years...

Maybe it was such a large growth market because of the billions of people who live there.
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Gold isn't a status brand because it comes from outside the country, China has massive gold mines itself. Gold has always been a status symbol because it's expensive. Of course it's easy to think with the closed mindset that most people in the West have that Chinese people want Apple because they are 'Western' but the wonderful truth is that people here buy Apple and Samsung because of price. They think they look wonderful when they take out that flashy S7 or iPhone 25.

 

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Please do enlighten me with your cultural insights. I am sure that you have at least visited the country and observed their culture first hand...
Literally walk into any store that sells electronics and you will see something like this. This ia a picture of an electronics mart I visited in a city near Shanghai. The entire bottom floor was smart phone and smart phone accessories, with Apple, Apple parts or Apple knockoffs taking up 80% of various seller's retail space. All of the engineers, business people, or people that I know have money that I work with in China have iPhones. Hell, even some of the factory workers I have seen have iPhones.

TiC.

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Please do enlighten me with your cultural insights. I am sure that you have at least visited the country and observed their culture first hand...

Have you been to China? You must not really know any Chinese people.

My girlfriend is Chinese and I've been to China several times. In East Asian culture especially Chinese, the "face" is very important. Face is basically your status.
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