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Topic: China

Wealthy Chinese man buys two gold Apple Watch Editions for dog, prompts bizarre controversy

05/26/2015, 04:05 pm

Wang Sicong, the son of mainland China's richest man, incited a virtual riot Tuesday after posting photos on Weibo of his Siberian Husky wearing not one, but two Apple Watch Editions on its front legs.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks science, education with China's vice premier

05/12/2015, 10:05 am

Apple chief executive Tim Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Tuesday in Beijing, the latest in a string of meetings between Cook and high-level Chinese leaders as the company looks to expand sales and operations in the world's most populous nation.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook expands social media presence with new account on China's Weibo

05/11/2015, 08:05 am

Chinese Apple fans can now follow Tim Cook on Weibo -- a Chinese microblogging service similar to Twitter --thanks to a new, verified account for the company's chief executive.

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Chinese smartphone market shrinks for first time in 6 years, but Apple still booming

05/11/2015, 07:05 am

The Chinese smartphone market shrunk by 4 percent in the first quarter of calendar 2015, marking the first time it has seen a year over year contraction in six years, even in the face of huge growth by Apple, IDC reported on Monday.

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Apple expands green initiative to Chinese manufacturing, to manage 1M acres of forest

05/10/2015, 10:05 pm

Apple on Monday local China time announced a major expansion of its environmental responsibility operations in the region, including the creation of one million acres of responsibly managed forests and a buildout of clean energy infrastructure for manufacturing facilities, offices and retail stores.

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Apple not guilty of patent infringement with Siri, Chinese court says

04/24/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple has won a decisive victory in a long-running intellectual property fight over Siri in China, as the Beijing Higher People's Court has decided that the company's personal digital assistant does not infringe on patents held by Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology.

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Apple enlists premium resellers for Apple Watch distribution in China

04/21/2015, 03:04 pm

With a relative dearth of Apple Stores in mainland China, Apple has tapped its network of premium resellers to display --and possibly sell --the Apple Watch in the run-up to its debut.

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Apple's iPhone grows to 27.6% of Chinese smartphone market, led by iPhone 6

04/02/2015, 12:04 pm

The iPhone's share of the Chinese smartphone market rose to a new all-time high of 27.6 percent in a three-month period ending in February, driven primarily by sales of the iPhone 6, according to industry research data published on Thursday.

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Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

03/19/2015, 02:03 am

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China.

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China Unicom, China Telecom to start selling 4G models of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27

03/18/2015, 01:03 pm

China Unicom and China Telecom will begin selling 4G LTE-capable versions of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27, the two wireless carriers announced on Wednesday.

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Apple Inc drives CarPlay adoption deep into the auto industry, including China [u]

03/13/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple now lists every major carmaker as a "committed partner" for CarPlay, including every company that produces more than a million cars per year--with the notable exception of China's state owned, "big four" vehicle producers (and those manufacturers largely sell models in joint ventures with Apple's CarPlay partners).

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China backs off legal push that would force foreign tech companies to hand over encryption keys

03/13/2015, 02:03 pm

China's central government has reportedly halted the advance of proposed antiterror legislation that would have forced technology companies doing business in the country to install government-accessible backdoors in their products, provide keys for any encrypted communications services, and require data for Chinese users to remain in China.

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With Apple Watch prices set to top $20,000 in China, factories churn out knockoffs

03/11/2015, 09:03 am

Mainland Chinese consumers looking to purchase an Apple Watch will face credit card bills far higher than their counterparts in Japan or Hong Kong thanks to the nation's oppressive luxury tax scheme, setting the stage for China's impressive counterfeiting industry to flood the streets with copycat devices.

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Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple Inc in Hong Kong

03/07/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong.

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Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple Inc in Taiwan

03/05/2015, 01:03 am

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan.

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Apple Watch publicity tour comes to Chinese fashion magazine YOHO

03/04/2015, 09:03 am

The Apple Watch is continuing to make the rounds of fashion magazines, this time in the form of a Sport model on the April cover of China's YOHO, which bears the slogan "Being Young is an Attitude."

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Apple releases TV ad for China's Lunar New Year, to open new store in Tianjin this week

02/02/2015, 08:02 am

In preparation for the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple has released a new China-specific version of its ad "The Song," and the company has also revealed that its new store in Tianjin will open this Saturday.

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Apple's new Chongqing store shown off in photos ahead of Saturday opening

01/30/2015, 04:01 pm

Local media have been given access to Apple's new retail outlet in Chongqing, Southwest China, a day before its official opening and photos of the new store depict an expansive underground space not unlike the company's flagship location on Fifth Avenue.

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Apple tops Louis Vuitton, Gucci as the gift of choice among China's wealthy

01/29/2015, 05:01 pm

Many wealthy Chinese consumers chose to forego designer handbags or expensive liquor when choosing gifts in 2014, a new report indicates, instead opting for Apple's iPhone, iPad, or Mac computers.

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China to demand source code access, backdoors in some tech products

01/28/2015, 05:01 pm

China's central government has introduced new procurement regulations that would force technology companies wishing to do business with the country's banks to submit source code for review and build government-accessible backdoors into their products, according to a Wednesday report.

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