21 July 2016
To think a Nigerian youth would smash his/her iPhone or any Apple device deliberately, especially if it’s in protest against something not quite personal to him/her is unimaginable.
They’d rather spend extra cash to acquire a new cheaper device for the purpose of smashing if they consider the protest a cause worthy of being a part of.
But what is most definitely impossible for young Nigerians does not stand same with Chinese youth who actually smashed their iPhone devices in protest against a new U.S. foreign policy as it concerns Beijing’s spat with the Philippines over the South China Sea.
The protest has so far resulted in Apple products booted off list of approved state purchases in China, iBooks Store and iTunes Movies in the country shut down, and dragged to court for broadcasting an obscure patriotic movie from 1994.
Young people in China who are predominantly Apple’s target market have reportedly started smashing their iPhone devices to protest the new U.S. foreign policy.
This is bad omen for Apple’s target of making China its future biggest market.
According to James Roy of the research firm, China Market Research Group, Apple is “very closely associated with the United States, and you are seeing people picking the closest symbol they can think of to demonstrate against.”
Author: Ekpeki Donald Pen Prince
Ekpeki Chovwe Donald styled the PenPrince is a writer and lawyer in equity. He has an unhealthy interest in wit, pun and poetry. When he’s not writing, he’s reading and when he’s not reading, he’s breathing. He breathes words.