The iPhone is losing market share in China.

Apple's market share in China dropped for the second quarter in a row.

I chalk this up to Apple's fundamental incompatibility with China, which I've written about twice.

In particular, the iPhone is just too fricken expensive for China. The rule of thumb in China is that a phone has to cost 70% of a user's monthly salary in order to succeed in the market.

The iPhone costs two months average salary in China. Yikes!

Would you spend two months salary for an iPhone?

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/300954/20120218/apple-s-iphone-loses-china-market-share.htm

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/columns/executive_tech/article.php/3760826/Why-Apple-and-China-are-Simply-Incompatible.htm

http://www.datamation.com/mobile-wireless/why-china-and-apple-are-a-match-made-in-hell-1.html

(Photo of fake iPhones for sale on the streets in China courtesy of: http://stophavingaboringlife.com/fake-iphones-in-china/ )
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