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Tim Cook says the Apple Watch is a game changer and China to get Apple Pay


News by Luke Jones on Saturday October 25, 2014.

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Tim Cook's four day visit to China where he has tried to smooth relationships with authorities and pave the way for further Apple growth in the country has come to an end. On the final day of his trip he spoke to Chinese news outlet Xinhuanet and revealed Cupertino's plans to bring Apple Pay to the Chinese market while also iterating that China is at the forefront of the company's plans, a line that has become the theme of this visit.

China is a really key market for us," said the CEO. "Everything we do, we are going to work it here. Apple Pay is on the top of the list.

Of course, China is a very different market to other regions in which Apple Pay will arrive, such as the United States and Europe, so Cook said the company would work with the country to implement the service. That, he says, will include meeting with local retailers, banks, and network carriers.

Cook has been hugely optimistic regarding the Apple Watch, and despite is seeming more or less like other smartwatches, he says it is a game changing product:

We are going to wonder how we ever lived without it," said Cook, "That's the real test of a great product: you wonder how you live without it. And I think that's going to happen to the Apple Watch.

Cook met with Chinese premier Ma Kai and it is thought the Apple CEO raised the question of a recent iCloud phishing attack that is widely thought to have been perpetrated by the Chinese government. Speaking about the meeting, Cook said the discussion has been "very open," "fascinating" and "impressive."

 
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