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Decline in online discussion in China about Apple ahead of the launch of its new iPhone highlights the company’s struggles in the nation

2 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
n 2014, posts on Weibo about the iPhone 6 got 15 times more comments in the month prior to its launch than those for this year's model. "I want to know what new functions it's got," said a 23-year-old woman in Beijing. "My feeling is there are no real major changes from the 6S, so I think I'll hold off for a while."
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.