China is set to beat the United States to become Apple’s biggest market, chief executive Tim Cook has said.
“China is currently our second largest market. I believe it will become our first. I believe strongly that it will,” Cook told the Chinese news agency Xinhua.
The strong demand for Apple’s iPhones, iPads and iPods in China saw sales double in 2010 and 2011. However, revenues in 2012 in the country weren’t as promising.
The Apple chief is visiting Beijing to meet China Unicom, the first Chinese carrier to support the iPhone. The Chinese media quizzed him on complaints about Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles Apple’s products in China, not paying proper wages.
“We care very deeply about every worker that touches an Apple product, whether they are making it, selling it, serving it or marketing it. We hold ourselves to a very high standard there,” said Cook.
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