If Apple(s aapl) would just support China’s unique 3G technology, the iPhone would make a killing in the largest country in the world – or so concludes Kevin Wang, director of China electronics research at IHS iSuppli. Apple ranks a woeful seventh in China’s smartphone sales, but according to Wang it could easily do something about it.
“Among all the international smartphone brands competing in China, Apple is the only one not offering a product that complies with the domestic TD-SCDMA air standard,” Wang said in a new IHS iSuppli’s report. “For Apple, this is a huge disadvantage, as TD-SCDMA represents the fastest-growing major air standard for smartphones in China, with shipments of compliant phones expected to rise by a factor of 10 from 2011 to 2016.”
He’s not wrong. By snubbing TD-SCDMA, Apple misses the opportunity to sell the iPhone through the country’s largest carrier China Mobile(s…
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