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Topic: China

Why Samsung's smartphones are winning in shipments but losing in business

10/03/2018, 12:10 pm

This summer, Samsung Electronics reported a 22 percent drop in mobile revenues and a 34 percent collapse in year-on-year profits in its IM division, which includes smartphones, tablets, PCs, watches, and other products comparable to Apple's business. Over the same three months, Apple reported a greater than 17 percent increase in both its revenues and profits. Why is the world's largest phone maker by unit volume performing so poorly?

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Apple Business Chat expands to Canada, UK, Japan, several other countries

10/02/2018, 10:10 am

Apple's iMessage-based Business Chat platform is now available in many more countries, having originally launched as a U.S. exclusive earlier this year.

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China retaliates with tariffs on U.S. goods, possibly endangering Apple's supply chain

09/18/2018, 10:09 am

The day after the U.S. announced $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports, China has struck back with $60 billion in new tariffs of their own.

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Apple Watch could be spared from latest round of Chinese import tariffs [u]

09/17/2018, 02:09 pm

Apple products including the Apple Watch and AirPods may be spared from being subjected to fees stemming from the ongoing Chinese trade war, a report claims, with the product code associated with the devices apparently excluded from the Trump Administration's tariff plans.

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iPhone & other Apple products face not just Trump tariffs, but Chinese tax retaliation

09/17/2018, 11:09 am

The iPhone and other Apple products could reportedly take a hit not just from added tariffs on China proposed by the Trump administration, but retaliatory measures directed against the U.S.

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Apple 'wants to serve everyone' with wide iPhone price range, Tim Cook says

09/13/2018, 01:09 pm

Although the cost of the iPhone XS Max may be prohibitive for many people, Apple is trying to cater to a wide range of customers, CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published Thursday.

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Apple says Trump tariffs could impact pricing of Apple Watch, AirPods, more

09/07/2018, 04:09 pm

Apple in a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative said President Donald Trump's proposed Chinese tariffs could impact the Apple Watch and some other important products, making them more expensive for domestic buyers.

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Shareholder proposal assails Cook for China policy, SPLC donations

08/29/2018, 06:08 pm

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a Virginia-based conservative pressure group, plans to introduce a shareholder proposal for Apple to "review its policies related to human rights" in China.

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Apple culls thousands of apps in China amid attacks from state media

08/20/2018, 05:08 am

Following a scathing rebuke of supposedly lax App Store policy enforcement from Chinese state media, Apple on Monday confirmed the removal of thousands of deemed-illegal titles from the online storefront in compliance with local regulations.

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Defense bill signed into law, bans government use of ZTE, Huawei technology

08/14/2018, 03:08 pm

President Trump has signed the $716 billion "John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act" into law, and while the legislation stopped short of a full-on ban on mobile phones from the Chinese manufacturers, it did block government agencies from purchasing devices from ZTE, Huawei, and other Chinese entities.

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Apple's iPhone estimated third on units, number one in revenue in China

08/03/2018, 09:08 am

The iPhone is doing quite well in China, having led the local smartphone market in revenue -- though not units -- during the first half of 2018, according to one research firm.

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Apple working to cut down iMessage spam in China

08/02/2018, 07:08 am

Chinese carriers are working with Apple to come up with ways to reduce spam in iMessage, state media claims, with Apple allegedly working on developing "advanced technology" to cut down on the unwanted messages and identify accounts sending the messages.

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Apple warns tariffs, protectionism could impact fiscal performance

08/01/2018, 10:08 pm

Apple in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday warned political uncertainty surrounding a brewing trade war with China could negatively affect the company's bottom line.

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Apple maintaining iPhone sales volume in plummeting Chinese smartphone market

07/31/2018, 02:07 pm

Smartphone shipments in China are continuing to drop year-over-year. Not only is Apple holding on to estimated sales volume in the country, but the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus are both on the list of top five smartphones sold in the country.

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Tensions between Apple and China continue as state media rips lack of Messages censoring

07/31/2018, 11:07 am

Chinese state media outlets have been trashing Apple for failing to cut down on Messages content related to pornography and gambling.

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iPhone 8 & 8 Plus help boost Apple to 38.7 percent of US smartphone market

07/24/2018, 08:07 pm

Although most media attention has been focused on the state-of-the-art iPhone X, it's the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus that have helped push Apple to 38.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, according to June-quarter estimates published this week.

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iPhone could be hit by incoming $500B U.S. tariff threat on Chinese imports

07/24/2018, 01:07 pm

Apple may not remain unscathed in the ongoing trade war between the United States and China, with new U.S. threats to levy practically all imports from China entering the country likely to include the iPhone.

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U.S. trade rulings could impose 10-percent import tariff on Apple Watch

07/20/2018, 08:07 am

Despite assurances that the iPhone will not be impacted by U.S. import tariffs against Chinese goods, Apple may still be affected, with the Apple Watch listed alongside fitness trackers and other accessories assembled in the country under new proposals.

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Chinese iCloud data moved to servers operated by state-owned telco

07/18/2018, 04:07 am

Apple's Chinese iCloud partner has struck a deal with China Telecom to migrate all in-country customer data to the state-owned firm's Tianyi Cloud service, a move that seemingly flies in the face of Apple assurances against government snooping.

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Apple launches $300M fund to power Chinese supply chain with clean energy

07/12/2018, 07:07 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a new initiative that seeks to power its Chinese supply chain with renewable energy sources, with the company and initial suppliers expected to invest nearly $300 million in the project over the next four years.

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