Tim Cook Using China Visit To Promote iPhone XS As Sales Disappoint

Tim Cook is on his scheduled visit to China this week and as per Washington Post, he will be using it to promote Apple products including the iPhone XS whose sales have been disappointing so far.

The Apple CEO has been promoting photos taken from the iPhone XS Max on Weibo and met people practicing yoga wearing their Apple Watch. He will also be attending a board meeting at Tsinghua in Beijing to attend the board meeting of the Tsinghua University School of Economics.

The primary visit of Cook’s visit to China is to remain in the government’s good books.

Tim Cook’s visit to China comes at a time when China and the United States are indulged in a trade war. Both countries have imposed import duties on various products

Li Qian, the secretary of the Communist Party in Shanghai has already met with Tim Cook and made the following statement:

“We are willing to . . . find mutual benefit and win-win results, and to inject new vitality into Shanghai’s development,” Li Qian, secretary of the Communist Party in Shanghai, said after meeting with Cook. But he made it clear that Apple must do its part on bilateral relations.

China is an incredibly important market for Apple where the company faces fierce competition from local Chinese OEMs like Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

While the iPhone XS has received a lukewarm response in China, the upcoming iPhone XR is expected to do particularly well since it offers more value for money despite offering almost the same set of features as the more expensive iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

[Via The Washington Post]