Why Apple is losing its shine in China
Business Insider - 05/03/2017
For Tencent and the other companies providing them, the streaming apps are just another bridge into a broader ecosystem of services. Apple Music, by comparison, charges a monthly subscription fee for a more limited catalog of Chinese music. In short, Apple’s monthly subscription was “late to the market with an inferior product that is overpriced,” says Robert Lyons, a former digital media executive who is now a visiting lecturer at Northeastern University in Boston.
He pointed out that Apple Music’s competitors in China offer customers far more flexibility with different tiers of free and paid streaming.