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Topic: China

Apple, China UnionPay have 'preliminary' agreement on Apple Pay, report says

11/25/2015, 09:11 am

Apple has allegedly reached a tentative agreement with China UnionPay, which could see Apple Pay come to China via UnionPay's 5 million or more NFC-equipped point-of-sale terminals.


SunPower agrees to build 170 megawatts of Chinese solar power for Apple

11/19/2015, 01:11 pm

California's SunPower is planning to build three new Chinese solar farms for Apple with a peak capacity of 170 megawatts, the company said in a newly-submitted regulatory filing.


Alleged hiring freeze at Pegatron prompts more doom-and-gloom speculation about Apple

11/03/2015, 08:11 am

Despite commentary from Apple itself indicating that the company is on track for a record setting holiday quarter, a hiring freeze at supplier Pegatron has fueled more speculation that interest in the company's products could be softening.


Apple's investments in infrastructure, tooling, retail to jump to $15 billion in 2016

10/31/2015, 12:10 pm

After spending $11.2 billion across fiscal 2015 on capital expenditures, Apple anticipates that it will ramp up its investments in manufacturing, data centers, facility and retail infrastructure to $15 billion over the next year.


Apple, Inc snatches up $14 billion of its own shares in massive Q4 buyback surge

10/27/2015, 06:10 pm

Apple reported a spike in its capital return program, spending $17 billion in Q4, including $14 billion in open market stock buybacks in addition to $3 billion in dividend payments to shareholders.


Tim Cook 'positive' on China as local revenues surge 99% to $12.5B

10/27/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple's Chinese revenues soared 99 percent year-over-year in its fiscal fourth quarter, growing from just under $6.3 billion to about $12.5 billion, as CEO Tim Cook sounded optimistic tones about the company's plans for the region.


China's ad firm Youmi apologizes for data-harvesting APIs used in pulled iOS apps

10/20/2015, 09:10 am

Chinese mobile advertiser Youmi on Tuesday offered "sincere apologies" for supplying an SDK to developers that contained data-collecting private APIs in violation of App Store rules.


International growth fueled Apple smartphone share gains before iPhone 6s launch

10/19/2015, 02:10 pm

Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s, Apple saw continued market share gains across most of the world's largest smartphone markets, according to the latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel.


3rd-party ad APIs from China illegally collected data from hundreds of App Store titles

10/19/2015, 12:10 pm

Apple has removed numerous apps from the App Store following the discovery that a third-party advertising SDK -- developed by Chinese firm Youmi -- was using private APIs to record user information in violation of official App Store guidelines.


Apple's Tim Cook, Lisa Jackson placed at head table for White House state dinner

09/26/2015, 12:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook and environment and government affairs chief Lisa Jackson joined other tech industry titans at President Barack Obama's head table for Friday night's White House dinner in honor of visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping. Cook is also expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend.


China's fake Apple Stores alive and well, look to profit on iPhone 6s launch

09/23/2015, 06:09 pm

Thanks to lax copyright enforcement policies, growing demand for all things Apple and a lack of official retail channels, China's fake Apple Stores are experiencing a resurgence on the back of iPhone 6s preorders.


Apple to officially host Xcode on Chinese servers in wake of malware issue

09/23/2015, 08:09 am

Downloads of Xcode should become faster for Chinese developers after Apple begins hosting its development software on local servers within the country, the company revealed in an interview with local media this week.


Apple Inc stock panic another opportunity for massive, discounted stock repurchase

09/13/2015, 03:09 pm

Since Apple announced its industry-leading earnings for fiscal Q3 on July 21, the company's stock price collapsed by about a third, encouraging facile analysts to predict further losses. In reality, Apple shares are being bought up at a massive discount by the company itself, in a clear bet on future appreciation.


Apple pays China $71M in back taxes, $10M fine after misinterpreting law

09/11/2015, 07:09 pm

The Chinese Ministry of Finance announced this week that Apple paid out 452 million yuan ($71 million) in back taxes and was slapped with a 65 million yuan fine for understating sales in 2013.


Tim Cook refutes China worries, calls Apple's growth 'strong' in rare mid-quarter update

08/24/2015, 10:08 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday issued a rare mid-quarter update on the company's performance, saying Apple is continuing to experience "strong growth" in China as he tried to assuage fears about the impact of the Asian nation's economic slowdown.


Apple can't outrun China worries, stock drops into bear territory

08/21/2015, 05:08 pm

Apple shares fell by nearly 6 percent during Friday trading, sending the stock into bear territory for the first time in years as investors fret over the impact of China's apparent economic slowdown.


China's yuan devaluation could hurt Apple sales, boost supplier profits, analysts say

08/11/2015, 09:08 am

The Chinese government's decision to deliberately devalue the yuan on Tuesday could have a serious impact on sales of the iPhone and other Apple products, but under the right conditions prove a boon to suppliers like Hon Hai/Foxconn and Pegatron, analysts said.


Police shut down Chinese factory that produced $19M worth of fake iPhones

07/27/2015, 08:07 am

A major iPhone counterfeiting factory, which produced so many fake Apple devices that some even made their way to the U.S., has been shut down by Beijing police and led to nine arrests.


Apple chooses unexpected location for massive new Hong Kong retail store

07/10/2015, 09:07 am

Apple's latest retail outpost in Hong Kong --thought to be the company's largest in Asia -- went public this week with the unveiling of a huge, three-dimensional Apple logo in a somewhat unexpected place.


Average selling price of smartphones in China jumps 37% thanks to popularity of Apple's iPhone

06/29/2015, 09:06 am

Following years of race-to-the-bottom pricing in China, the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus --which introduced larger displays to Apple's lineup --prompted an apparent shift in consumer habits that has seen the average selling price of a smartphone jump by nearly 40 percent in the Asian nation.