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China eclipses Japan for second place in iOS App Store revenues

04/15/2016, 02:04 pm

In the March quarter, revenues from the Chinese iOS App Store surpassed Japan for the first time -- showing them on a course to eventually top the U.S, according to estimates published on Friday.

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Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in China 6 months after launch

04/15/2016, 01:04 am

Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apple's iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.

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China's Inspur rumored to be joining Apple server supply chain

04/11/2016, 09:04 am

A Chinese server vendor, Inspur, has allegedly joined Apple's datacenter supply chain, as the iPhone maker continues to work toward bringing more of its cloud services in-house.

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Apple's iPhone loses ground in 'urban China' for first time since 2014 - report

04/06/2016, 09:04 am

Apple's smartphone marketshare in "urban China" dropped 3.2 percentage points year-over-year during the spring quarter of 2016 -- marking the company's first such decline in the region since August 2014, according to research data published on Wednesday.

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iPhone SE event spurs traffic spikes to Apple's websites in China, India

03/30/2016, 10:03 am

Although the announcement of the iPhone SE -- and 9.7-inch iPad Pro -- triggered a relatively modest increase in global traffic to Apple's website on March 21, the same day saw significant surges in China and India, according to research figures published on Wednesday.

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iPhone SE preorders top 3.4M in China, gold & rose gold most popular - report

03/28/2016, 08:03 am

Though Apple hasn't announced any official sales figures, preorders for the iPhone SE are said to have exceeded 3.4 million so far in China alone, according to data from local retailers.

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Apple Pay grows US bank support, adds three new Chinese banks

03/17/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple on Thursday added a number of financial institutions to the official list supporting Apple Pay, including three more in the service's fledgling Chinese market.

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Apple's growth rate slows in Chinese smartphone market, report says

03/09/2016, 06:03 pm

Apple's iPhone continued to increase its share of the lucrative Chinese smartphone market during the three-month period ending in January, but growth rates reached a nadir not seen since 2014, according to the latest research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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Apple Pay a hit in China with 3 million cards added in 2 days

03/03/2016, 09:03 am

Chinese consumers have flocked to Apple's contactless payment solution in the weeks since its debut, with one bank reporting that more than 3 million cards were activated on Apple Pay in the first 2 days of availability.

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China Mobile reports strong 4G user growth in January, following Apple's iPhone 6s chart topping launch

02/23/2016, 03:02 pm

China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, added 23.3 million new 4G users last month, reaching 335.6 million 4G subscribers in total. That's a 214 percent increase over the previous year, and suggests that predictions of collapse in iPhone growth due to economic troubles in China are far fetched.

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Apple halved transaction fee to get Apple Pay into China, report says

02/22/2016, 05:02 pm

In order to launch Apple Pay in the lucrative China market, Apple agreed to halve its normal transaction fee for the country's banks, a report said on Monday.

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Overwhelming demand for Apple Pay's China launch causes sign-up hiccups [u]

02/19/2016, 08:02 am

A rush from Chinese users to sign up for contactless transactions via Apple Pay has taken its toll on the service's servers, preventing consumers from adding their credit and debit cards [updated].

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Apple Pay launches in China with support for 80% of credit and debit cards

02/17/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple launched its Apple Pay mobile payments service in China on Thursday, opening the door to a vast market of smartphone users, as well as newfound competition in an established touchless systems segment leaders Tencent and Alibaba.

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ICBC & local reports back Feb. 18 launch for Apple Pay in China

02/16/2016, 09:02 am

Apple Pay will indeed be available in China on Feb. 18, according to state media, as well as social media posts from representatives at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

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Apple Pay coming to China this week, France in months, reports say

02/15/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple Pay could be on the verge of launching in China and France, with the former debut potentially happening as soon as Feb. 18, a pair of reports indicated on Monday.

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New quarterly data ranks iPhone high in China & US despite challenging conditions

01/27/2016, 12:01 pm

iPhone loyalty is at its strongest point in the U.S. since 2012, and despite numerous obstacles in China, Apple has managed to reclaim a position as the bestselling smartphone brand in that region, according to a new December-quarter research report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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Fake Apple retail stores on the decline in China

01/26/2016, 01:01 pm

As Apple has expanded its retail presence in China, the number of knockoff locations falsely parading as official Apple Stores has declined in the city of Shenzhen, a new report reveals.

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China UnionPay cards purportedly shown working with Apple Pay as launch looms

01/21/2016, 09:01 am

As Apple gears up to launch its mobile payments offering in China early this year, some Chinese consumers seem to have found the service coming online more quickly than expected.

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CLSA reports strong, resilient demand for iPhones in China at the expense of Huawei, Samsung

01/14/2016, 05:01 pm

Hong Kong broker CLSA reports a continued "loyal following" for Apple in China, noting that half of smartphone buyers intend to buy from Apple, compared to slipping interest figures for Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi.

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China reports record sales and 33% growth in non-Android smartphones, casts doubt on 'peak iPhone'

01/12/2016, 07:01 pm

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released data showing a significant drop in Android's share of smartphone sales in the December quarter, leaving a 33 percent gain for non-Android smartphones, a segment dominated by Apple's iPhone.

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