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Topic: China

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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Apple now China's largest Western software seller, thanks to booming App Store

04/13/2017, 04:04 pm

Geographic app store estimates spanning multiple companies and platforms suggest that Apple's App Store, buoyed by growth beyond just games, is the top individual seller by company in China, but not by platform.

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NYU student talks assembling Apple's iPhone 6s & 7 for Pegatron

04/11/2017, 06:04 pm

In an interview published on Tuesday, a New York University graduate student described working at a Pegatron factory near Shanghai last year as a summer project, where he assembled the iPhone 6s and later the iPhone 7.

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Apple extends VoLTE & Wi-Fi iPhone calling to more carriers in UK, Russia & other countries

03/28/2017, 02:03 pm

With the release of iOS 10.3 on Monday, Apple has also extended Wi-Fi and VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) calling to more carriers worldwide, most notably enabling both options for the U.K. branch of O2.

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Chinese court overturns patent ruling, enabling continued iPhone 6 sales by Apple

03/25/2017, 06:03 pm

The Intellectual Property Court in Beijing has overturned a ruling that found Apple violated a patent belonging to a Chinese tech firm, Shenzhen Baili -- and in the process, removed the threat of a city-wide ban on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales.

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Apple Pay gains over 30 more card issuers in US, China & Australia, re-adds Santander

03/23/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple this week updated its list of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 30 additions across the U.S., China, and Australia, most notably re-adding Santander in the U.S., which was mistakenly put on the list a month ago.

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Apple avoids (Product)Red branding in China for new red iPhone 7 models [u]

03/22/2017, 09:03 am

Apple's new red options for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- which, through (Red), will contribute proceeds to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS -- lack that same charity branding on the company's Chinese website. [Updated with comment by CEO Tim Cook]

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Apple's Tim Cook visits local Chinese businesses, says translated Swift Playgrounds coming soon

03/21/2017, 08:03 am

As part of his latest trip to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday visited bike-sharing startup ofo and fitness company Keep, also announcing that a translation of Swift Playgrounds into simplified Chinese will be released tomorrow.

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China's LeEco backs out of Silicon Valley HQ less than a year after being hailed as "taking on Apple"

03/20/2017, 07:03 pm

LeEco, the Chinese firm reported to be "taking on" Apple (as well as Tesla and Netflix) less than a year ago in an ambitious American expansion with new headquarters in San Jose, is now laying off employees and selling its property after running out of cash.

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Apple's iPhone slipping in China because company won't adapt, says Oppo & Vivo founder

03/20/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple's decline in Chinese iPhone shipments during 2016 can be blamed on the company refusing to adapt its tactics to the local market out of fear of risking its business elsewhere, according to Duan Yongping, the founder of Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Vivo.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says globalization is 'great for the world' in China speech

03/18/2017, 02:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered remarks on globalization, cybersecurity, encryption, international relations and more during a rare public appearance in China, part of the executive's attempts to woo Chinese consumers.

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Apple to build two new Chinese R&D centers, spend $507M on research

03/17/2017, 08:03 am

Apple on Friday announced plans to set up two new research centers in China, spending a minimum of 3.5 billion yuan -- $507 million -- on research institutions overall.

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Apple-backed think tank calls for radical changes to Chinese economic policy

03/16/2017, 09:03 am

A Washington think tank -- with board members from Apple, Amazon, Google and other tech firms -- on Thursday called for an international coalition to pressure China into changing course on some of its economic policies.

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Kantar: iPhone 7 top selling smartphone in U.S., Europe & urban China

03/15/2017, 04:03 pm

A new report by Kantar Worldpanel examining global smartphone sales data shows Apple's flagship iPhone 7 continues to win new market share for Apple in most of the regions tracked, outside of Spain, China and Japan.

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