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Topic: China

China beats iOS App Store records in Sept. quarter with $1.7B in revenue

10/21/2016, 02:10 pm

China is now Apple's greatest source of revenue for the iOS App Store, after the country not only topped the U.S. in the third quarter but generated the highest-ever App Store revenue for any country.


Apple to open R&D center in Shenzhen in 2017, foster Chinese developer talent

10/12/2016, 01:10 am

Apple on Wednesday local China time announced plans to open a research and development center in the southern city of Shenzhen in 2017, further cementing relations with the important growth market.


Apple supplier Foxconn so far up to 40,000 'Foxbots' in China

10/05/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, has so far installed 40,000 production robots across China as it looks to minimize the number of people it employs, reports noted on Wednesday.


Chinese media, government confirms Apple research center in Beijing tech corridor

09/29/2016, 09:09 am

According to Chinese media, Apple is launching its first research and development center in the country, located in long-time technology incubation area Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing.


Apple stops returns & exchanges for retail purchases in Hong Kong

09/16/2016, 11:09 am

In parallel with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launching in Hong Kong, Apple has simultaneously halted all returns and exchanges for Apple and Beats products bought at the company's local retail stores.


Chinese social media largely quiet ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 7' announcement

09/06/2016, 04:09 pm

Judging by social media conversations, Chinese interest in Apple's "iPhone 7" appears to be subdued, a report indicated on Tuesday.


Foxconn acknowledges deaths of two workers from Apple-focused Zhengzhou plant [u]

08/22/2016, 08:08 am

On Monday Apple's primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn, disclosed the deaths of two workers from its Apple-oriented Zhengzhou factory, though there don't appear to be any immediate links to conditions at the plant. [Updated]


Apple shakes up retail workforce with new and renamed job titles, other changes

08/21/2016, 09:08 pm

In an "all-hands" meeting for retail staff this weekend, Apple reportedly introduced a slew of significant changes including three new job titles, renamed existing positions, and even an updated corporate credo it wants workers to follow.


Research firm expects first annual iPhone sales drop, in growing global market

08/16/2016, 06:08 pm

New market research data suggests a five percent expansion of worldwide smartphone shipments in 2016, but analysts still expect Apple to post its first full calendar year with declining sales of the iPhone since the 2007 launch of the device.


Hong Kong Apple Pay users get support for Bank of East Asia and HKT Tap & Go

08/16/2016, 12:08 pm

On Tuesday, Hong Kong residents gained access to two more payment options for Apple Pay, namely the Bank of East Asia and Hong Kong Telekom's Tap & Go.


Apple CEO Tim Cook touring China, pledges Asia-Pacific R&D center

08/16/2016, 08:08 am

In the midst of a visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised to open up an Asia-Pacific research and development center in the country by the end of 2016.


Apple's iPhone falls from 3rd to 5th in China smartphone marketshare

07/29/2016, 01:07 pm

In the battle for the Chinese smartphone market, Apple has lost ground in both marketshare and shipment quantities to smartphone manufacturers Vivo and Oppo, new data reveals.


Apple manufacturer Pegatron begins automating factories, reducing hires

07/28/2016, 11:07 am

Apple's secondary manufacturer, Pegatron, is following in the footsteps of Foxconn and beginning to automate its factories -- and cutting back on new hires as a result, according to the company's chairman.


Apple holds onto second place in slightly increased global smartphone market

07/27/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple's 40.4 million iPhones shipped during the June quarter -- a 15 percent decline year-over-year -- were still enough to keep it in second place in the worldwide smartphone market, which reversed recent trends and grew "modestly," according to research firm Canalys.


Apple's China revenue dives 33% amid iPhone sales slowdown

07/26/2016, 05:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced a steep decline in Greater China revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, but CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the region's future, one of the company's most important.


Chinese protesters smashing Apple iPhones over UN tribunal South China Sea decision

07/20/2016, 01:07 pm

Chinese nationalists are reportedly taking to boycotts and destruction of emblematic U.S. consumer goods, like the iPhone, to protest an unfavorable UN body decision over disputed territory in the South and East China Sea.


New Chinese rules say Apple's App Store must track identities of users, developers

06/28/2016, 09:06 am

Under new Chinese regulations, Apple will have to track the identities of App Store users while flagging anything that might violate the country's censorship laws, according to a Tuesday report.


Apple to open fifth Hong Kong store on June 30 as Chinese expansion continues

06/23/2016, 11:06 am

Apple's will debut its fifth store in Hong Kong on June 30, reflecting the importance of both the city and the Chinese market in general.


Chinese firm that had iPhone 6 sales suspended in Beijing 'barely exists,' investigation finds

06/22/2016, 02:06 pm

Shenzhen Baili -- the company that recently won a Chinese patent ruling over the iPhone 6 -- is now a shadow of its former self, a report said on Wednesday.


New rules may put up barriers to games on Apple's App Store in China

06/21/2016, 10:06 am

Developers looking to publish games on Apple's Chinese App Store will reportedly face a tougher time starting July 1, when all new mobile games must be pre-approved by the Chinese government.