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Topic: China

Xiaomi Showdown: Chinese upstart set to target high-end market with 'premium' metal handset

07/14/2014, 01:07 pm

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi -- known for its disruptive high-spec, low-cost Android handsets -- appears ready to make a move upmarket with the launch of an all-metal device after inviting members of the media to an event with invitations stamped from steel.

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Apple's surprising sales in emerging markets like China & Latin America keep Mac growth ahead of PC market

07/14/2014, 08:07 am

Sales growth for Apple's Mac platform has outpaced the PC market for the 31st time in the past 32 quarters, keeping the trend alive. But surprisingly, Apple's premium-priced computers were actually driven by growth in emerging markets last quarter, new data shows.

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Apple shoots down Chinese state media accusations targeting iOS privacy, location tracking

07/12/2014, 06:07 pm

Apple's website in China has published a detailed response to accusations by the country's state owned media, refuting claims that iOS tracks users' locations in a firm but politely worded statement.

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China's state-owned media calls iOS location tracking a 'national security concern'

07/11/2014, 07:07 am

A Friday afternoon report from China Central Television, the Asian nation's dominant state-run broadcaster, said the location tracking features found in Apple's iOS are a "national security concern" and worried that they could be used to expose Chinese state secrets.

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Apple loses voice recognition patent suit in China, faces legal challenges over Siri

07/09/2014, 11:07 am

A Beijing court has affirmed the validity of a voice recognition patent -- held by China's Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. -- that Apple is accused of infringing with Siri, clearing the way for the resolution of a long-pending intellectual property case that could see the personal digital assistant muted in China.

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Apple job postings confirm six new Chinese retail outlets

06/30/2014, 10:06 am

The first phase of Apple's ambitious retail expansion in China appears to be nearing completion, with the company now advertising for available in-store positions in a number of mainland Chinese cities that do not currently boast a first-party outlet.

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Apple's Tim Cook uses WWDC stage to lob grenades at Android, sets up China showdown with Google

06/03/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook poured lighter fluid on the already-heated rivalry between Apple and Google during his keynote presentation at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, calling out a recent mass defection of Chinese Android users to iOS and signaling the start of a new Asian offensive.

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Apple's iPhone sales could falter in China as government asks carriers to cut subsidies, UBS says

05/30/2014, 11:05 am

Chinese authorities have begun to pressure the nation's massive, state-owned wireless carriers to roll back marketing expenses by as much as $6 billion, an edict that could force cuts to handset subsidies that least one analyst believes may have an impact on sales of high-end devices like the iPhone.

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Chinese mobile phone market set to overtake US as Apple preps China retail push

05/28/2014, 10:05 am

Chinese consumers will spend more than $87 billion on mobile phones in 2014, a Wednesday report predicts, pushing revenues in the Asian giant's mobile market well past those in the U.S. in advance of Apple's planned Chinese retail expansion.

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40% of Chinese consumers turn to phablets as Apple said to prep jumbo iPhone

04/28/2014, 09:04 am

Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone could have a sizable market to attack in China, as smartphone buyers in the world's most populous nation are taking home so-called "phablets" in droves, new data revealed Monday shows.

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Carriers suggest a big-screen 'iPhone 6' could be a 'very special' success in China

04/04/2014, 09:04 am

Chinese branded smartphones are performing well in their home country, affecting sales of worldwide leaders Apple and Samsung, but buzz is said to be growing in China among customers who are holding out hope for an iPhone with a larger display.

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In China, new iOS product launches drive older device sales, expand Apple's customer base

03/19/2014, 06:03 pm

In most countries, when Apple releases a new iPhone model the handset quickly becomes a hot-seller as older models fall by the wayside. The opposite is true in China, according to fresh data from research firm Mixpanel.

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Apple's iPhone takes 80 percent of China's booming premium phone market

03/14/2014, 04:03 pm

Countering the idea that China's smartphone market is only interested in cheap phones, Umeng, the nation's largest analytics firm, has issued a report for 2013 outlining that 27 percent of China's smartphones cost over $500, and that 80 percent of those are iPhones.

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Apple opens official store on major Chinese e-commerce site Tmall

01/08/2014, 02:01 am

Apple now has two official online sales outlets in China after opening the virtual doors to a new storefront on Tmall.com, a large online marketplace run by China's largest e-commerce website Alibaba Group.

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Apple pulls another anti-censorship app from China's iOS App Store

12/13/2013, 03:12 pm

For the second time in three months, Apple has come under fire for its decision to remove an app designed to circumvent internet censorship in the People's Republic of China.

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China Mobile expected to launch 4G service with iPhone 5s/5c on December 18

11/21/2013, 03:11 pm

The world's largest carrier by subscriber count, China Mobile, announced plans to launch a new brand for mobile service December 18 during its 4G Global Partners Conference. The move is expected to coincide with its launch of Apple's latest iPhone 5s and 5c models.

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Tim Cook sees 'an iPad Christmas,' calls Apple 'a force for good in the world'

10/29/2013, 07:10 am

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook didn't mince any words in describing the company's prospects for the coming holiday quarter, nor in directing attention to Apple's contributions beyond its products.

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Apple draws criticism after pulling Chinese anti-censorship app

10/05/2013, 09:10 pm

Apple has been criticized by the developer of a Chinese app designed to bypass China's Internet censorship protocols after the company removed the title from the App Store in China because its functionality is illegal in that country.

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Shifting currencies lead to 'stealth' price drop for Apple in emerging markets

10/01/2013, 09:10 am

As emerging market currencies fall against the U.S. dollar, Apple appears to have chosen not to raise its prices, possibly signaling Cupertino's intention to use the devaluations to increase market share.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 5S,' '5C' to see Chinese release Nov. 28

08/23/2013, 10:08 am

The next iteration of Apple's iPhone will see release in China roughly two months after it's expected to debut in the U.S. due to government regulation, according to the latest rumors.

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