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Topic: China

Chinese mobile phone market set to overtake US as Apple preps China retail push

05/28/2014, 10:05 am

Chinese consumers will spend more than $87 billion on mobile phones in 2014, a Wednesday report predicts, pushing revenues in the Asian giant's mobile market well past those in the U.S. in advance of Apple's planned Chinese retail expansion.

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40% of Chinese consumers turn to phablets as Apple said to prep jumbo iPhone

04/28/2014, 09:04 am

Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone could have a sizable market to attack in China, as smartphone buyers in the world's most populous nation are taking home so-called "phablets" in droves, new data revealed Monday shows.

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Carriers suggest a big-screen 'iPhone 6' could be a 'very special' success in China

04/04/2014, 09:04 am

Chinese branded smartphones are performing well in their home country, affecting sales of worldwide leaders Apple and Samsung, but buzz is said to be growing in China among customers who are holding out hope for an iPhone with a larger display.

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In China, new iOS product launches drive older device sales, expand Apple's customer base

03/19/2014, 06:03 pm

In most countries, when Apple releases a new iPhone model the handset quickly becomes a hot-seller as older models fall by the wayside. The opposite is true in China, according to fresh data from research firm Mixpanel.

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Apple's iPhone takes 80 percent of China's booming premium phone market

03/14/2014, 04:03 pm

Countering the idea that China's smartphone market is only interested in cheap phones, Umeng, the nation's largest analytics firm, has issued a report for 2013 outlining that 27 percent of China's smartphones cost over $500, and that 80 percent of those are iPhones.

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Apple opens official store on major Chinese e-commerce site Tmall

01/08/2014, 02:01 am

Apple now has two official online sales outlets in China after opening the virtual doors to a new storefront on Tmall.com, a large online marketplace run by China's largest e-commerce website Alibaba Group.

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Apple pulls another anti-censorship app from China's iOS App Store

12/13/2013, 03:12 pm

For the second time in three months, Apple has come under fire for its decision to remove an app designed to circumvent internet censorship in the People's Republic of China.

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China Mobile expected to launch 4G service with iPhone 5s/5c on December 18

11/21/2013, 03:11 pm

The world's largest carrier by subscriber count, China Mobile, announced plans to launch a new brand for mobile service December 18 during its 4G Global Partners Conference. The move is expected to coincide with its launch of Apple's latest iPhone 5s and 5c models.

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Tim Cook sees 'an iPad Christmas,' calls Apple 'a force for good in the world'

10/29/2013, 07:10 am

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook didn't mince any words in describing the company's prospects for the coming holiday quarter, nor in directing attention to Apple's contributions beyond its products.

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Apple draws criticism after pulling Chinese anti-censorship app

10/05/2013, 09:10 pm

Apple has been criticized by the developer of a Chinese app designed to bypass China's Internet censorship protocols after the company removed the title from the App Store in China because its functionality is illegal in that country.

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Shifting currencies lead to 'stealth' price drop for Apple in emerging markets

10/01/2013, 09:10 am

As emerging market currencies fall against the U.S. dollar, Apple appears to have chosen not to raise its prices, possibly signaling Cupertino's intention to use the devaluations to increase market share.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 5S,' '5C' to see Chinese release Nov. 28

08/23/2013, 10:08 am

The next iteration of Apple's iPhone will see release in China roughly two months after it's expected to debut in the U.S. due to government regulation, according to the latest rumors.

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UBS sees 'iPhone 5C' becoming big in China, boosts AAPL target to $560

08/21/2013, 02:08 pm

Investment firm UBS sees shares of Apple rising more than 10 percent in the near future based on the potential for a lower-cost iPhone to make a big splash in the Chinese smartphone market.

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Apple's iPad suffers drastic decline in share of Chinese tablet market while cheap competitors grow

08/20/2013, 03:08 pm

The second quarter of calendar 2013 saw Apple's share of sales in the Chinese tablet market drop significantly, to less than 30 percent, according to the latest data released by research firm IDC.

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Survey finds China's 'sweet spot' for Apple 'iPhone 5C' priced at $486

08/20/2013, 08:08 am

A new survey of smartphone buyers in China has found that the pricing "sweet spot" for Apple's rumored "iPhone 5C" is $486 a price higher than the analyst responsible for the poll expected.

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Apple strengthening environmental affairs, retail & security in China with new hires

08/16/2013, 09:08 am

Apple is on a hiring spree in China, with more than 200 new positions now being advertised, including key personnel on the company's environmental affairs team.

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American components in Apple's iPhone supply chain graphically detailed

08/13/2013, 04:08 pm

A report examining Apple's component supply chain and global manufacturing details the source of the parts, workers and assembly involved in building the company's devices.

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Taiwan's animators ridicule China over "PR smear campaign" against Apple. Inc.

08/08/2013, 02:08 pm

Taiwanese Animation mocked the mainland Chinese government, its CCTV state media and its cozy relationship with domestic brands including Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE in a spoof video portraying what it called the "Apple iPhone electric shock scandal."

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Chinese scalpers booking & selling Apple Store Genius Bar appointments online

07/29/2013, 11:07 am

Chinese scalpers have set their sights on a new, in-demand product with limited availability: Genius Bar appointments inside Apple's popular retail stores.

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Cook cool on China troubles: still 'a huge opportunity for Apple'

07/23/2013, 06:07 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is still upbeat on the his company's outlook in the world's most populous nation, saying that he isn't discouraged by this past quarter's somewhat disappointing numbers in China.

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