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Topic: China

Chinese bureau finds Apple copying smartphone patents with iPhone 6 design

06/17/2016, 09:06 am

The design of Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is too similar to the 100C phone by Shenzhen Baili, and violates that company's patents, the Beijing Intellectual Property Office ruled on Friday.


Apple to open first Macau Apple Store on June 25

06/16/2016, 12:06 am

Apple on Wednesday announced the first official Apple Store in the Macau Special Administrative Region of China will open on June 25, expanding the company's retail presence in Greater China to 41 stores.


Apple continues push for professional users in China with Logic Pro X update

06/09/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple's professional-grade audio editing app, Logic Pro X, was given a significant update on Thursday, adding a number of fixes and enhancements, including more than 300 new Chinese instrument Apple Loops.


After Apple's objections, UK removes encryption backdoors from Investigatory Powers Bill before passing

06/07/2016, 05:06 pm

The U.K. House of Commons has passed a limited version of its Investigatory Powers Bill after removing controversial elements that would have demanded that manufacturers like Apple to weaken or build backdoors into their encryption products.


Apple to reach goal of 40 Chinese stores later in June with outlets in Shanghai & Tianjin

06/06/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple officially announced plans to launch two new Chinese outlets later this month, accomplishing a recent target of 40 stores across the Greater China region.


New details in 'iPhone' trademark case punctuate Apple's ongoing legal problems in China

05/19/2016, 12:05 am

Weeks after Apple saw its bid for exclusive Chinese rights to the "iPhone" trademark dashed in court, new information illustrates the battle the company faces in dealing with China's laws.


Apple products subject of secretive Chinese cybersecurity audits, report says

05/16/2016, 09:05 pm

A Chinese government committee is closely examining encryption and data storage technology products imported by foreign corporations, including Apple, in a bid to protect against national security threats, according to a report on Monday.


Apple CEO Tim Cook & Didi Chuxing's president tour Beijing Apple Store

05/16/2016, 12:05 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook and the president of taxi/ridesharing service Didi Chuxing, Jean Liu, visited an Apple Store in Beijing on Monday morning, just days after Apple's confirmation of a $1 billion investment into Didi.


Apple's Tim Cook flying to meet Chinese officials later in May - report

05/06/2016, 10:05 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly flying to Beijing later this month to meet with senior Chinese government officials -- including, unusually, officials in charge of propaganda.


Apple to take Chinese iPhone trademark fight to Supreme People's Court

05/05/2016, 12:05 pm

Apple will continue challenging a recent ruling on the use of the "iPhone" trademark in China, taking the case to the country's Supreme People's Court, the company said in a Thursday press statement.


Apple loses exclusive rights to 'iPhone' trademark for non-smartphone products in China

05/03/2016, 03:05 pm

Adding to the company's problems in the region, Apple has lost exclusivity on the use of the "iPhone" trademark in China, and must now share it with Beijing-based leather products maker Xintong Tiandi Technology, reports said on Tuesday.


Apple revenue from China forecast to fall 15% this year due to marketwide smartphone slowdown

05/03/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple's revenue from China plummeted 26 percent year over year last quarter, and is projected by Sterne Agee CRT to fall 15 percent in fiscal year 2016, as the entire smartphone market faces struggles in that market.


Apple CEO Tim Cook optimistic on China despite 26% dip in revenue

04/26/2016, 08:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday reiterated a positive outlook on Greater China despite suffering a year-over-year revenue contraction during the second quarter of 2016, saying the region is "a lot more stable" than some perceive.


Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Store shuttered by Chinese state agency, report confirms

04/21/2016, 10:04 pm

Following the mysterious shutdown of two major Apple internet services in China last week, a report on Thursday claims the closure was mandated by a state agency in an apparent attempt to control content distribution.


iPhone SE reportedly 'squeezing' marketshare from Chinese smartphone makers

04/21/2016, 01:04 pm

Chinese and Taiwanese smartphone suppliers are reportedly scaling back component production in the wake of Apple's iPhone SE, which appears to be impacting the sales of local smartphone brands.


Apple denied Chinese government requests for source code twice in last 2 years

04/19/2016, 04:04 pm

Chinese authorities have asked Apple to turn over source code twice in the past two years, but the company refused in both cases, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell told a hearing of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday.


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.


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.


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.


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.