Apple CEO, Tim Cook has paid a visit to China to discuss a number of problems. Of late, Apple has been center of controversy with their production factory in China, which turned out to be a malicious attack by Mike Daisey of This American Life.
But that’s not the only thing Tim Cook wants to discuss about. Although Carolyn Wu, China spokeswoman for the maker of iPhones, iPads and iPods declined to disclose further details, she said, “Tim is in China meeting with government officials. China is very important to us and we look forward to even greater investment and growth there.”
China is one of the important market for Apple and the company is losing against its rival Samsung which seems to move swiftly and make changes according to Chinese users and government.
Apple already has deals placed with China Telecom and Unicom to sell its iPhone in the country and is looking forward to partner with China Mobile which is the biggest telecom carrier in China. If the deal goes through, we could also see Apple integrating Chinese search giant into Apple products which would give them a huge advantage in Chinese market.
Apple has also found itself surrounded with controversy regarding the legal use of the word iPad for its tablet locally. It’s fighting a legal battle with Chinese company Proview Technologies. It’s unclear whether Tim Cook will be meeting with guys at Proview. Although since Tim is already in China, we expect the matter to be solved soon.