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Thanks to iPhone 6, Apple killing it in China amid stiff competition
Thanks to iPhone 6, Apple killing it in China amid stiff competition

The frenzy for Apple products was apparent when I was traveling in China two months ago. While taking a break from wandering around Shanghai's bustling, neon-lighted East Nanjing Road, a twenty-something guy spotted me using my iPhone 6 and, with a look of envy, asked if "ping guo" -- Chinese for "apple" -- was extremely popular in the U.S. Confused, I responded in halting Chinese: "Um, yeah I guess Americans really like apples ... and other fruit..." After we sorted out the misunderstanding, he went on to say that everyone he knew wanted an iPhone and that it was the most coveted product among Chinese consumers. So it came as little surprise that...

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