Apple is seeking to cement its business position in China for the long-term with an expansion of its Cupertino-based Apple University program to the region, according to a person with knowledge of the plans. Apple Vice President and Dean of Apple University Joel Podolny is currently interviewing candidates for a new Dean of Apple University position for China, according to the source.
Apple is certainly taking China seriously:
- Apple plans to grow Apple Stores in China from 15 to 40 within two years.
- Apple Watch made its editorial debut on Vogue...in China.
- In Tim Cook's own (poorly translated) words, "China is a really key market for us...Everything we do, we are going to work it here. Apple Pay is on the top of the list."