According to the words of Lenovo’s chairman, his company is lucky that Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, doesn’t concentrate his efforts on the Chinese market.
The Financial Times learned from Liu Chuanzhi’s report that they are lucky that Jobs possesses such an awful temper and has no interest in China. He added that if Apple were planning to pay so much attention to Chinese customers as they do, they would be in a tricky problematic situation.
Lenovo’s spokesman in Beijing Jay Chen, who also participated at the interview, noted that their chairman is well aware of all the company’s strengths and weaknesses.
So, we believe his words as facts speak for themselves. Lenovo has been dominating on the Chinese PC market for quite a long time and hasn’t been seriously threatened by any other competitors.
However, we should bear in mind that Apple’s net sales in Asia are really impressive including profits from sales of iPhones, Macs and other products. It is said in reports that they increased by 161 percent within six months and amounted to US$3.7 billion.
In comparison with Apple’s sales in the USA equal to $11.1 billion, the figure for the Asian market may seem pale, however, it is a clear indicator that the company is interested in expanding its sales outside the USA market.