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Topic: China

Apple grabs No. 5 spot in growing Chinese smartphone market

05/09/2013, 01:05 pm

At three times the size of the U.S. market, China has become one of the most important battlegrounds in the smartphone industry, and Apple's iPhone is now the fifth-largest smartphone seller in the country.


Cook on Apple's Chinese Q2: Our best China quarter ever

04/23/2013, 06:04 pm

Apple just had its "best quarter ever" in the increasingly important Chinese market, according to CEO Tim Cook, who says the iPhone maker is well positioned to address China going forward.


China porn app investigation targets Apple, others

04/17/2013, 10:04 am

Apple is the target of some salacious accusations in the Chinese media again, with an alleged pornography investigation making some observers wonder if this is the new normal for Apple in the world's biggest smartphone market.


Apple pulls book-selling iOS app in China due to government-banned titles

04/04/2013, 10:04 am

Just days after Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized to customers in China over warranty issues, his company has continued its efforts to placate the country's government by pulling a book-selling iOS application.


Apple's apology in China part of a 'rite of passage' for foreign companies

04/02/2013, 11:04 am

International companies trying to break in to the Chinese market are routinely criticized by state-controlled media, forcing apologies like the one Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook gave this week.


China's state media attack on Apple appears to have backfired

03/18/2013, 10:03 pm

A report by the state-run China Central Television that intended to smear Apple as bad for consumers has instead harmed the network's remaining credibility after a local celebrity apparently flubbed his lines when posting phony outrage as a disgruntled "Apple fan."


Locked sales of Apple's iPhone challenged in Hong Kong

02/22/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple's policy of limiting operation of the iPhone 5 with certain Hong Kong carriers is under fire, as one carrier has filed court documents contesting the practice, claiming that consumers may be surprised to find that "their choice of mobile service provider [is] dictated by Apple."


China surpasses US as biggest market for Apple, Android devices

02/18/2013, 03:02 pm

The world's most populous nation is now the biggest market for devices such as Apple's iPhone and those running Google's Android operating system, as a new report has China surpassing the U.S. for the total number of smart devices in operation.


Rumor: Apple Shanghai facility to be supply chain management center, not R&D center

01/29/2013, 12:01 am

A new rumor has it that the three-building facility Apple has registered in Pudong, Shanghai, will be dedicated to supply chain management, not research and development as was previously believed.


Apple looks to trademark iPad likeness in China

01/20/2013, 12:01 am

Apple on Friday submitted documents detailing two iPad designs to China's Patent and Trademark Office in hopes of securing a trademark on the signature look of its best-selling tablet.


Apple opens iPhone 5 sales in China, 32 more countries

12/14/2012, 03:12 am

Apple kicked off sales of the massively popular iPhone 5 handset in China and 31 other countries on Friday, fending off supply constraints as the company continues its fastest rollout ever.


Apple CFO says company sees 'no ceiling' to penetration of Chinese market

08/17/2012, 01:08 pm

Apple's financial chief Peter Oppenheimer, brimming with confidence over the company's near-term product plans, reportedly told a group of analysts on Thursday that China represents a seemingly limitless opportunity for future growth.


Apple sells 1.7 million iPads in China during Q2 to capture 72% of market

08/08/2012, 10:08 am

Apple dominated the Chinese tablet market during the three-month period ending July, capturing nearly 3 out of every 4 purchases despite not being able to sell its latest iPad in the mainland until the final week of the quarter.


iPhone 'just getting started in China,' Apple could reach 35M sales in 2013

04/30/2012, 08:04 am

Apple has "enormous" potential to grow its sales in China, as one new estimate predicts Apple will sell 25 million iPhones there this year, and sales will grow to at least 35 million in 2013.


Foxconn workers protest wages, threaten to jump off factory roof [u]

04/27/2012, 05:04 pm

About 200 workers threatened to take their own lives on Friday at a building owned by Apple's Chinese manufacturing partner Foxconn over purported wage disputes and workplace conditions.


Apple allows inside look into Foxconn iPad factory

04/11/2012, 05:04 pm

Journalist Rob Schmitz, who exposed Mike Daisey's fabrications and exaggerations of Apple's Chinese suppliers, has produced an inside look at how Apple's iPad gets built in China for American Public Media's Marketplace.


Mike Daisey apologizes for his exaggerations and falsehoods involving Apple in China

03/26/2012, 04:03 pm

Following an exposť that dismantled the accuracy of his claims regarding workers' conditions among the manufacturers in China Apple uses to build its products, performer Mike Daisey has offered a new, broader apology.


Apple rumored to change default Chinese iPhone search from Google to Baidu

03/26/2012, 03:03 pm

An upcoming update to iOS will add support for China's Baidu search engine, with some reports indicating that Apple will shift the iPhone's default search from Google.


New York Times removes fabricated Mike Daisey allegations in Apple Chinese factory story

03/16/2012, 06:03 pm

After entertainer Mike Daisey's report on factory conditions in China was acknowledged to be fabricated to tell a dramatic story rather than being authentic reporting, the New York Times has removed portions of his claims from a "contributed" article it published last fall.

78 comments removes false claim from Apple petition after collecting signatures

02/23/2012, 12:02 pm

A petition drive run by, seeking to collect signatures prior to Apple's shareholder meeting today, has removed a primary claim it alleged against the company, substituting other deceptive wording after collecting tens of thousands of names with its original, very misleading allegations.