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Apple Inc's once slower Q2 now getting a boost from China's Lunar New Year holiday

01/27/2015, 02:01 pm

Over the last fifteen years, brisk sales of iPods and then iPhones once predictably surged in a winter quarter Christmas wave that then ebbed during the March quarter. Since 2011, however, China has emerged as a counterbalance with its own massive holiday season: Lunar New Year.

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Canalys says Apple sold more smartphones in China than any other brand over the holidays

01/27/2015, 12:01 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have propelled the company to the top of the smartphone sales charts in China, a report published Wednesday suggests, knocking off former top dog Samsung and besting every domestic Chinese firm in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Apple agrees to subject products to Chinese government security audits - report

01/22/2015, 11:01 am

China's State Internet Information Office will reportedly be allowed to conduct network security inspections of Apple products offered for sale in China as the company seeks to assuage fears that its devices can be used for intelligence gathering purposes by foreign governments.

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Increased adoption of iPhone 6 Plus in U.S., China set to boost Apple Inc profit margins

01/21/2015, 11:01 am

Usage data from Apple's two largest markets is showing a significant increase in buyers' preference for the large display of iPhone 6 Plus as supply increases, indicating a richer profit mix destined to polish the company's earnings.

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Three men tunnel into Beijing warehouse, make off with $300,000 worth of iPhones

01/17/2015, 10:01 am

Police in Beijing have arrested three men accused of stealing 240 iPhone 6 units from a warehouse owned by a Chinese logistics firm after digging a 20-inch hole through the building's wall.

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Apple retail SVP Angela Ahrendts briefly talks China expansion strategy, sales growth

01/15/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple is set to open five new Chinese outlets in the next five weeks as the company prepares for an influx of shoppers during the Spring Festival, retail chief Angela Ahrendts revealed this week, with four of those outlets in cities that do not currently house an Apple Store.

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Signs point to iPhone 6 driving record sales for Apple in China, India

01/12/2015, 12:01 pm

During its quarterly earnings call later this month, Apple is expected to announce record-breaking holiday iPhone sales bolstered by unprecedented demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in major emerging markets China and India, new evidence suggests.

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Apple seeks Shanghai-based Apple Pay engineer ahead of anticipated China launch

12/18/2014, 10:12 am

Apple is gearing up for the global expansion of its tap-to-pay mobile wallet service, Apple Pay, with new hires sought to fill positions avialable around the world, including in China.

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Xiaomi reported earnings of only $56 million in 2013, one-tenth what WSJ reported and 1/150 Apple's Chinese earnings

12/15/2014, 01:12 am

In November, the Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi had earned $556 million based on "internal documents." Reuters is now reporting that the company actually earned an order of magnitude less, based on the firm's public filings.

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Apple's blockbuster winter quarter boosted by cheap oil, dinged by strong dollar

12/13/2014, 08:12 pm

Apple's final quarter of 2014 is expected to set dramatic new records in iPhone sales and overall profits, but external issues out of the company's control will also play a part, ranging from cheaper oil to declining foreign currencies.

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China's cyberspace minister meets Apple CEO Tim Cook during Silicon Valley swing

12/08/2014, 10:12 am

With Silicon Valley still at odds with the Chinese government, executives from Apple, Facebook, and Amazon played host to Lu Wei, the chairman of China's State Internet Information Office, during the Asian politician's recent trip to the U.S.

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JMP raises Apple price target to Street-high $150 on 'exceptionally strong' demand for iPhone, iPad

12/03/2014, 07:12 pm

Analyst Alex Gauna of JMP Securities has raised his price target for Apple from $135 to $150, predicting an "explosive" quarter for the company based on "exceptionally strong" demand seen in both China and the United States.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says privacy talks with Chinese government were 'very open'

10/24/2014, 08:10 am

Tim Cook's tour of China continues with another interview with local media, this time with the Apple CEO telling users in the country that he had "very open" discussions on privacy and security with the Chinese government, following a series of attacks in the country targeting Apple users.

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Hacks targeting Chinese iCloud users prompt Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet China's vice premier

10/22/2014, 09:10 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly traveled to Beijing to meet with the vice premier of China to discuss protecting user data, a meeting prompted by recent hacks targeting iCloud users in the country.

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Hackers targeting Apple iCloud users in mainland China with 'massive' attack

10/21/2014, 12:10 pm

Hackers have reportedly begun targeting iCloud users in mainland China, utilizing a so-called "man-in-the-middle" approach in an attempt to steal user information, with one group accusing the Chinese government itself of perpetrating the attack.

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Reservations for Apple's iPhone 6, 6 Plus in China reportedly hit 2 million in first 6 hours

10/02/2014, 03:10 am

News outlets in mainland China are reporting that initial reservations for Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models across retailers and the nation's three mobile carriers have reached the two million mark.

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Apple expected to begin selling iPhone 6 in China on October 10

09/27/2014, 05:09 pm

Reports from the People's Republic of China indicate that Apple is preparing to introduce iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on October 10, following final approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

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As iPhone 6 units are smuggled in 'Twinkie boxes,' Chinese government says regulatory approval coming soon

09/23/2014, 08:09 am

The Chinese government reportedly signaled on Tuesday that Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will soon be granted regulatory approval, potentially putting to a stop the massive -- and unique -- smuggling efforts currently underway to satisfy demand.

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Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus gain radio certification in China, but release date still uncertain

09/18/2014, 09:09 am

Following the somewhat surprising news that Apple's next-generation iPhones would not launch in China --now one of the company's most important markets --on the same day as their global release, a report from the Asian nation's state-run media confirms that the devices are still awaiting regulatory approval.

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UnionPay partnering to bring Apple Pay to China with iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

09/12/2014, 09:09 am

Though the Apple Pay system will debut initially in the U.S. alone in October, Apple reportedly has plans in place to begin expand its mobile wallet service internationally to China through partner China UnionPay Co.

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