China is Apple’s second biggest regional market by revenue behind the US. But Chinese Apple user always has a painful experience on downloading apps from Apple’s App Store. The connection in China is slow, it could take more than 10 minutes to get a simple app like FlipBoard to be downloaded. And it is one of the main reasons for Chinese people desperately need jailbreaking for their iPhone and iPad to go for local third-party App Store. Now the download speed in Apple’s online store in China has jumped 10 times through a recent network infrastructure upgrade. Apple used CDN (Content Delivery Network) to upgrade their network, which allowed Chinese users have a much higher download speed. CDN is usually deployed in multiple locations, often over multiple backbones. Benefits include reducing bandwidth costs, improving page load times, or increasing global availability of content. The latest upgrade helped Apple to improve the services of the iOS system in China in order to compete with the Android. The enhance of Chinese input method in iOS should be the next upgrade.
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