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China lambastes Apple, others for 'incorrect' references to Hong Kong & Taiwan

01/17/2019, 09:01 am

A think tank linked to the Chinese government is criticizing Apple, Amazon, Nike and other foreign companies for using "incorrect labels" in reference to Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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Bleak smartphone industry could lead to double-digit iPhone decline in 2019

01/16/2019, 03:01 pm

The entire smartphone industry may be under a great deal of strain in 2019, with the biggest impact felt at the higher end as manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are poised to take a big hit, assuming a market analysis by J.P. Morgan is correct.

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HomePod heads to Hong Kong & mainland China on Jan. 18

01/13/2019, 05:01 pm

The HomePod, available in the U.S. for nearly a year, will at last ship to Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland on Jan. 18, Apple said in a rare Sunday announcement.

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Apple slashes iPhone XR prices for Chinese resellers in bid to kickstart demand

01/10/2019, 05:01 pm

Apple has reportedly knocked down the pricing of iPhone XR units sold by Chinese channel resellers by about $100, hoping to revive the market's sagging iPhone sales.

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The WSJ calling the iPhone XR a failure that 'can't sell' is ludicrously mistaken

01/08/2019, 03:01 pm

The Wall Street Journal is telling stories of an arrogant fall from grace by the world's leader in smartphone profits, centering on the new iPhone XR -- a model that ostensibly failed to live up to its hyped expectations. However, that cyclical tale of Apple's impending doom is really a contrived bit of fiction that isn't based in facts.

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November iPhone sales may be down 20 percent year-on-year, with iPhone XR as the top seller

01/08/2019, 09:01 am

The sales of iPhones went down in November by a fifth compared to 2017, according to sales estimates from Counterpoint, but while the iPhone XR is said to have become Apple's most popular currently-sold model, it hasn't reached the same volume of sales as the iPhone X in the same period the previous year.

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Apple financial miss not due to US-China trade dispute claims Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

01/07/2019, 11:01 am

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has advised that Apple's reduced revenue expectations are not due to trade tensions between the United States and China, while simultaneously claiming that the dispute between the two countries "certainly has hurt" the Chinese economy.

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Apple not the only one hit badly by China economy -- Samsung is taking a beating too

01/07/2019, 10:01 am

Samsung is preparing to follow Apple in warning of lower than anticipated revenue, with the South Korean electronics giant expected to advise of a 12-percent year-on-year quarterly operating profit drop, its first in a two-year period.

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Editorial: Apple note sends media pundits into a fit of histrionic gibberish

01/05/2019, 01:01 pm

After Apple restated its December quarter revenue guidance to account for weaker than expected iPhone demand in China, media across the spectrum has cranked their clickbait content generators up to 11 to take full advantage of AAPL panic season. Unfortunately, what almost all of them are writing is ignorant gibberish that has nothing to do with actual events.

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Trump claims credit for Apple's 'hundreds of percent' stock gain

01/04/2019, 04:01 pm

Apple is "going to be fine," President Donald Trump advised on Friday in comments about the iPhone maker's recent financial stumble, while also taking credit for the company's rise in value since taking office almost two years ago.

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Editorial: Apple's iPhone strategy is bad for investors, good for consumers

01/04/2019, 12:01 pm

There has been much drama over Apple's stock prices lately, with the latest being the swing because of slowing iPhone sales in Greater China. While a lot of what Apple has done leading to this point isn't great for investors, it is pretty good for consumers.

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White House's National Economic Council head hints China may have stolen Apple tech

01/04/2019, 11:01 am

The director of the White House's National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, suggested on Friday that China may be stealing Apple technology secrets, without offering any examples or evidence.

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Apple's revenue revision spawns second class action investigation

01/04/2019, 09:01 am

Following the revision to Apple's earnings estimates on Wednesday, a second law firm has started investigating Apple's public claims about its disclosures surrounding business in China.

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Huawei punishes staff with pay cuts for marketing tweet sent via iPhone

01/04/2019, 09:01 am

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has issued harsh punishments to two of its staff in the aftermath of New Year's Day marketing tweet sent out with the label "via Twitter for iPhone."

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Chinese anti-counterfeit alliance demands Apple respect iPhone sales ban from Chinese court

01/04/2019, 08:01 am

Apple needs to respect the decision of a court banning the sale of some iPhone models in China, a Chinese anti-counterfeit alliance declared on Thursday, alleging subsidiaries affected by the order are seemingly ignoring the demand relating to a Qualcomm patent infringement case.

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Qualcomm's German injunction and Apple's Q1 earnings on the AppleInsider Podcast

01/04/2019, 08:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about this week's two biggest stories. Victor updates William on the latest in Qualcomm news, and William has questions about Apple's issuing guidance on Q1 profits.

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China gets exclusive New Years-style Beats for the holidays

01/03/2019, 11:01 pm

Apple just released its Chinese New Year gift guide, and included in the list is an exclusive set of Beats, styled for the new year.

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Apple's guidance correction in China would be great news from Samsung

01/03/2019, 01:01 pm

While Apple's critics are scrambling to portray its restatement of guidance as some sort of evidence of a "lack of innovation" or "pricing that's too high," the reality is that it's simply evidence that President Trump's tariff war on China has hurt a key Apple market. Apple has never been better positioned-- and its competition is now performing so badly that any one of them would love to be in Apple's shoes.

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Apple's earnings warning indicates trouble in China, but everyone should calm down

01/03/2019, 08:01 am

By the looks of the headlines since Wednesday afternoon, you'd think that Apple Park is on fire, and the company is headed for a loss for the quarter. While the earnings miss discussion isn't a net positive for the company, there are still a few things to keep in mind.

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Cook talks slumping iPhone sales in interview, to reportedly hold 'all-hands' meeting with Apple employees

01/03/2019, 01:01 am

After issuing an earnings forecast correction on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down to discuss the anticipated revenue dip and a range of related topics including rising diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and China.

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