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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.