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LG mobile sales tank as Samsung Mobile revenues improve, but they're still below 2014's Peak Galaxy

07/27/2017, 08:07 pm

LG blamed a "challenging quarter for mobiles" for the $117.27 million quarterly loss posted by its mobile unit, even as the company posted slightly higher year-over-year revenues across its other businesses. Samsung similarly reported strong overall earnings--primarily from its semiconductor segment--while its mobile unit turned in revenues and profits better than last year but still below its Galaxy heyday back in 2014.

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Touch ID problems in Apple's 'iPhone 8' predicted to limit launch shipments, won't affect China sales

07/25/2017, 09:07 am

An analyst historically extremely critical of Apple believes that "iPhone 8" shipments, apparently constrained by late resolution of in-screen OLED Touch ID issues, will impact third quarter shipments for Apple, but won't have much impact on its marketshare, particularly in China.

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Apple Pay expands to 27 new US banks, plus new options in China, Ireland, Russia, Italy

07/18/2017, 01:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday added 27 U.S. banks and credit unions to the Apple Pay roster, while simultaneously bringing the platform to more options in China, Italy, Ireland, and Russia.

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Smuggler busted with 102 Apple iPhones by Shenzhen, China customs officials

07/18/2017, 11:07 am

A woman has been arrested in mainland China for smuggling 42 pounds of contraband into the country from Hong Kong, including 102 iPhones and fifteen high-end watches.

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Popular iPhone messaging app WhatsApp newly crippled by China's 'Great Firewall'

07/18/2017, 10:07 am

Facebook's last remaining tentpole product in China -- WhatsApp -- has reportedly been severely crippled by changes to China's internet filters, often known as the "Great Firewall."

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Apple Pay promotion in China offers users steep discounts on goods, better bank rewards

07/17/2017, 10:07 am

Apple is making a play to attract Chinese users to Apple Pay, and is offering discounts of up to 50 percent on goods from a wide array of merchants.

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Apple rival Huawei debuts KFC-branded Android phone in China

07/12/2017, 05:07 pm

Apple's main competition in China -- Huawei -- has taken the unusual step of releasing a Kentucky Fried Chicken edition of the Enjoy 7 Plus to mark the 30th anniversary of the restaurant chain arriving in the country.

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Apple opens first China data center to comply with country's cybersecurity rules

07/12/2017, 01:07 am

Apple on Wednesday announced the activation of its first data center in China, which is being operated in cooperation with a local internet firm to ensure compliance with the country's strict cybersecurity laws.

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Apple Pay comes to more US, UK & Chinese banks, Uber's new in-app tipping [u]

06/20/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens more U.S. institutions, as well as a few international additions. Uber, meanwhile, announced a long-demanded in-app tipping feature, which should be compatible with Apple Pay. [Updated with support for MBNA in Canada]

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iOS quarterly market share grows in China as Apple's iPhone outpaces local vendors

06/15/2017, 09:06 am

Apple is increasing the market share of iPhones and iPads in a number of key markets, according to a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, with iOS noted as posting a strong period-on-period gain in urban China after sales of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus outpaced those of local rivals Oppo and Huawei.

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Wisconsin location reportedly under consideration for US Foxconn factory

06/14/2017, 07:06 pm

Sources claim that Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has set its sights on Wisconsin as a location for its U.S. plant -- but governmental sources in the state note that any firm deal is still some time away.

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Apple changes App Store rules to allow tips via in-app purchases, block custom review prompts

06/09/2017, 06:06 pm

Addressing a recent controversy, Apple this week updated App Store rules to allow tipping functions -- albeit with the company's usual 30 percent take from in-app transactions. Review pop-ups, meanwhile, must now make use of an official Apple API.

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China arrests 22 suspects for selling Apple user data on black market

06/07/2017, 09:06 pm

Police in the coastal Chinese province of Zhejiang have arrested 22 Apple distributors, accusing them of reselling iPhone user data to anyone willing to pay.

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Apple orders Chinese social networks to stop 'tip' functions that break App Store rules

05/18/2017, 10:05 am

Apple is reportedly cracking down on social networks in China providing payment services between users, ordering the creators of popular messaging apps to disable 'tip' functions in order to comply with App Store rules, in what may be a move by Apple to try and increase revenue from in-app purchases.

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Apple Pay comes to 26 more US banks & credit unions

05/17/2017, 12:05 pm

On top of reaching Italy, Apple Pay is now available through 26 more U.S. financial institutions, as well as a single extra card issuer in China.

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Chinese premier visits Foxconn, suggests Apple assembler refocus on China rather than US

05/10/2017, 09:05 am

China Premier Li Keqiang visited a Foxconn production center, and reportedly told the Apple partner's CEO to set up its "whole industrial chain" in China, rather than expanding further into other countries like the U.S.

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Apple sells 80% of iPhone-class, $600+ smartphones in China

05/04/2017, 04:05 pm

Low-end Chinese phones from companies that barely turn a profit and sell their cheaper products outside of urban centers are growing fast, but, Apple has an 80 percent lock on premium phone sales in China that isn't weakening. That's fueling Services and driving buyers into Apple Stores for other premium gear.

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Apple meets with Chinese government over App Store oversight because of porn streamers

04/20/2017, 02:04 pm

More information has emerged about the Chinese government demand that Apple crack down on streaming apps, with a new report circulating claiming that porn streamers are the government's major concern.

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Chinese regulators put pressure on Apple over live streaming titles on App Store

04/19/2017, 10:04 am

Regulators in Beijing will soon summon Apple and ask it to tighten checks on apps available through the App Store, with a particular focus on live streaming, according to Chinese state media.

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Apple Pay picks up over 25 more card issuers across US & China

04/18/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday added over 25 more banks and credit unions to its list supporting Apple Pay, spread around both the U.S. and China.

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