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Foxconn looking to build Apple prototype manufacturing facility in Shenzhen - report

01/18/2017, 11:01 am

After possibly receiving some pressure by the Chinese government about remaining in the country and not expanding in the U.S., Foxconn is seeking land to build a prototype facility to assist Apple in developing hardware prototypes in Shenzhen, and figuring out how to manufacture them at scale.

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Apple partner Pegatron could boost US manufacturing capacity by 3-5x, if pressed

01/16/2017, 09:01 am

The chairman of Apple supplier Pegatron has revealed that his company could expand its operations in the U.S. by three to five times, should it be necessary -- but even that won't make much of a dent in Apple's iPhone and Mac production needs.

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Trump-proposed corporate tax reform predicted to have minor positive impact on Apple EPS

01/13/2017, 11:01 am

Given current speculation on tax reform in the U.S., analysts predict that with all other factors unchanged Apple will see a negative impact on its cash hoard because of a repatriation tax, and an increase on taxes paid to import manufactured goods from China, but an overall slight uptick on earnings per share as a result of all factors.

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Apple to give away Beats Solo3 headphones for Chinese New Year in select Asian markets

01/02/2017, 05:01 pm

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple on Monday announced customers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones with the purchase of select Mac and iPhone products as part of a one-day sale.

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Foxconn's iPhone plant in Zhengzhou built on billions in Chinese government aid - report

12/29/2016, 02:12 pm

Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory -- where about half of all Apple's iPhones are made -- exists in large part because of billions of dollars in handouts and tax breaks from the Chinese government, a report pointed out on Thursday.

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Apple allegedly deepening partnership with Foxconn to facilitate China, Indonesia expansion efforts

12/26/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple is turning to manufacturing partner Foxconn to facilitate efforts to expand both research centers and business further into Southeast Asia, and open up facilities in China and Indonesia, according to recent reports.

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After deriding Apple as too slow, China's LeEco hits cash crunch, halts stock trading

12/08/2016, 06:12 pm

Ambitious Chinese tech firm LeEco halted stock trading after plummeting share prices reportedly triggered margin calls for its cash-strapped billionaire founder Jia Yueting. LeEco had been hailed as an Apple threat, with tech journalists giddy in reporting Jia's contempt for Apple--a company Jia derided as "extremely slow" and compared to the Nazis.

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Apple signs deal with wind turbine maker Goldwind to bring clean power to suppliers

12/08/2016, 09:12 am

Apple has entered into a joint venture with wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology -- better known as Goldwind -- that should help bring more clean energy to its Chinese suppliers.

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Apple asks Beijing court to lift iPhone 6 sales ban, reverse patent infringement ruling

12/08/2016, 02:12 am

Apple on Wednesday appeared in Chinese court to defend its iPhone 6 from patent infringement charges leveled by now insolvent tech firm Shenzhen Baili, arguing that the Beijing Intellectual Property Office defied legal convention in its decision to ban sales of the device.

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Shanghai consumer agency reports spontaneous iPhone 6 fires, Apple refutes claim

12/06/2016, 03:12 pm

With a battery repair program already in place, Apple is under more fire from consumer protection agencies in Shanghai, with eight claims of iPhone 6 fires -- but Apple blames external damage for the problem after inspection of the afflicted devices.

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Trump, Thiel invite Silicon Valley executives to round-table discussion in NYC

12/06/2016, 02:12 pm

President-Elect Donald Trump and his transition team have invited Silicon Valley tech industry leaders to a meeting in New York City on Dec. 14, and AppleInsider has learned that Apple is amongst the invitees, but may not attend.

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Flawed 3rd-party chargers reportedly culprit in Apple's China iPhone 6 investigation

11/18/2016, 09:11 am

Sources close to the investigation on Chinese iPhone 6 models failing with what appears to be a charged battery have told AppleInsider that the main cause of the problems appear to be not related to Apple engineering, but is directly related to the proliferation of low-quality third-party charging peripherals in the country.

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Apple Pay's international expansion continues with more banks in China & Russia

11/15/2016, 04:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with additions in China and Russia, extending the platform's international footprint even further.

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China looks into sudden iPhone 6 & 6s shutdowns plaguing some Apple customers

11/15/2016, 10:11 am

The China Consumers Association on Tuesday asked Apple to investigate complaints that some iPhone 6 and 6s units are shutting off suddenly and permanently, despite nominally having plenty of charge left.

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Chinese state-run media promises consequences for Apple, others if Trump starts trade war

11/14/2016, 08:11 am

China has threatened that a trade war against the country will result in more harm to the U.S., with a state-run paper threatening that the government will take "countermeasures" against Apple's iPhone and the automotive industry if an economic conflict comes to pass.

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New Chinese cybersecurity law will force Apple to keep data on local servers, aid gov't. searches

11/07/2016, 12:11 pm

The Chinese parliament has officially approved new electronic security legislation, due to go into effect in June 2017, which could force companies like Apple to make changes to how they handle their data infrastructure -- particularly if they're concerned about privacy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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