Morning.Blackbag99 morningTony Scott morningManxish Hello everyoneThis is Markets Live, FT Alphaville's incremental addition to the avalanche of comment on a bloody single-product toy maker.
1. China's not like anywhere else.Because of WeChat.A. M. so, once upon a time, a shiny apple i-thingy was an object ofconspicuous consumption.What has replaced it?And WeChat's platform agnostic. The barriers to moving from iPhone towhatever thing the Chinese government is covertly funding aremuch lower to the Chinese consumer.TheThunderer The Canada Goose jacket.
In near enough every other market, iMessage forms a network effect that's a barrierto moving away from Apple. The company is holding your friends and familyto ransom, kinda.Curious weChat offers more than just chat though, more of a broad servicerw42 I'm currently weighing up the likelihood of bricking my S6 by replacing it's batteryversus the cost of a new phone..
Good theory bryce.Irish HF guy @VV75 wechat is what's app in China.What's app not allowed, as with FB, Google etcSmall flyby...
Excel Developer Bryce has a helper! Hello Izzy.Tom Dalgleish how does wechat obviate the hardware?Oh, hello Iz. It's been a while since this was a dialogue.
Your thoughts?VV75 @Irish, yes but I was referring to BE's talk of us westerners only using IMIrish HF guy Welcome back Izzy !On Apple? I'm afraid I am totally unaware of anything these days.Working hard to improve this. All I know is that there is great demand for my iPhone6sfrom my 11 month old.She likes to bang it on the table
But I sense she is also brand agnostic