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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.


Apple wins patent for Shanghai store glass cylinder entrance co-designed by Steve Jobs

06/16/2015, 10:06 am

Apple this week was awarded a design patent for the cylindrical entrance to its iconic Shanghai retail store --a concept credited in part to late company co-founder Steve Jobs.


Elite Chinese university allegedly ripped off Apple's Touch ID logo for anniversary celebration

05/29/2015, 09:05 am

A logo created for the 110th anniversary of China's Fudan University --one of the country's most prestigious institutions --bears a striking resemblance to Apple's Touch ID emblem, spurring accusations of copyright infringement against the Shanghai-based school.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.