Infographic: How Apple Is Dominating China


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One of the most fascinating areas of Apple's (NAS: AAPL) rise is how the company has managed to find enormous growth in emerging markets like China despite the iPhone's high selling cost. While it was largely assumed just a couple years ago that emerging-market titan Nokia (NYS: NOK) and Google's (NAS: GOOG) Android would dominate the market, Apple has been able to carve out its own fantastically profitable niche.

That's impressive, especially since American companies have otherwise failed to crack the market. Microsoft (NAS: MSFT) sees piracy rates of upwards of 95% in China, and Google is falling hopelessly behind Baidu (NAS: BIDU) in search. The American tech companies profiting the most from the country's growth are focused on high-end hardware. Both Intel (NAS: INTC) and NVIDIA (NAS: NVDA) have credited recent strength in large part to China's rise as the world's largest PC market. In Apple's case, the company's bundling of a premium hardware and software package appears to be just the right model for finding profits in the Middle Kingdom.

With all this in mind, The Motley Fool has created a handy infographic for tracking Apple's growing overseas ambitions and the opportunity present in China.


We hope you enjoyed our infographic on Apple's exploding Chinese and overseas growth. Speaking of China, Apple is unveiling a new iPhone next week in a press conference that will be very significant to Apple investors. You can stay updated on all of the Fool's iPhone 5 coverage in two ways this week.

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