If Apple is doing it, it is certainly a good sign….

Tim Cook: China will be Apple’s top market

Tim Cook, making his second trip to China as Apple’s CEO, predicted Friday that the world’s most populous country will one day become Apple’s number one customer.

“China is currently our second largest market. I believe it will become our first. I believe strongly that it will,” the CEO said during an interview with China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.

“We are continuing to invest in retail stores here and will open many more over the next several years,” he said. “We have some great sites selected, our manufacturing base is here, and we have incredible partners here. So it’s a very very important country to us.”

According to Xinhua, Cook is using his time in China to meet with “government officials, business partners, Apple employees and customers.”

This article from CNN Money (Jan 11,2013), full article here.

"For a country with a population of over 1.3 billion, Apple's physical retail presence remains small. In fact, the company only has 7 stores -- 11 if you want to include Hong Kong. That makes for 1 store per 192 million people. In comparison, Apple Insider points out that the state of Pennsylvania has a total of 8 stores for a population of 12.7 million, or 1 store per 1.6 million people. Obviously, building out more retail locations would go a long way to raising the company's visibility there."

“For a country with a population of over 1.3 billion, Apple’s physical retail presence remains small. In fact, the company only has 7 stores — 11 if you want to include Hong Kong. That makes for 1 store per 192 million people. In comparison, Apple Insider points out that the state of Pennsylvania has a total of 8 stores for a population of 12.7 million, or 1 store per 1.6 million people. Obviously, building out more retail locations would go a long way to raising the company’s visibility there.”

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