Already a global device, the iPhone 4S has made major strides by launching on China Telecom today. The Chinese market is the best region to capitalize for Apple. Already vastly popular in China, Apple and the iPhone are gaining more steam each day. China Telecom is the second carrier in the country to offer the iPhone and is the largest carrier to offer the 4S on the CDMA networks according to a recent Mac Rumors article. I know there are a ton of non-Apple smart phone users out there (and Apple haters for that matter) but let’s face it, the iPhone is dominating the market. Personally, I love my iPhone. It has almost completely replaced me using my MacBook. Less and less do I find the need to open up my old laptop when I have my iPhone by my side wherever I go. It’s things like this that make the iPhone, and particularly the iPhone 4S so popular.
So what are the implications of China Telecom offering the iPhone? Well, offering the iPhone on different carriers can be enough to push someone unwilling to buy one over the edge. I know plenty of friends that waited and waited for the iPhone to be released on Sprint before buying one. The same thing goes for the wonderful folks in China. More carriers equals more people using iPhones. And that means more money for Apple. Which in turn can (hopefully) lead to more innovation from Apple and more investment money in new ideas. The possibilities are seemingly endless. I want to see Apple continue to innovate, to continue to make such beautiful and user friendly products.
(You knew this was coming) More importantly, I hate to see these same beautiful products broken. What makes me sad is seeing an iPhone 4S with a cracked screen. Do yourself a favor and repair your broken iPhone, because we all know what a broken iPhone is worth….GETTING FIXED!!