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Topic: China

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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Now-fixed Apple code crashed iOS devices when users typed 'Taiwan'

07/11/2018, 12:07 am

A blog post on Tuesday illustrates the sometimes inadvertent ill effects of modifying or adding code to a major operating system for no other purpose than to placate a certain market's government. Apple did just that when it removed the Taiwan flag emoji from circulation in China.

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Sketchy rumor claims 2018 iPhones will sport both embedded Apple SIMs and standard SIM trays

06/29/2018, 01:06 pm

One or more of this fall's iPhones will make use of dual-SIM, dual-standby (DSDS) technology, in some cases using an embedded Apple SIM, a Chinese report claimed this week.

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Trump administration promised Cook no iPhone tariffs

06/18/2018, 05:06 pm

Apple's CEO has emerged as a major diplomatic voice for the tech world, seeking to calm relations between the U.S. and China, a new report says.

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Apple closing Beijing & London stores for renovations, second Macau shop nears opening

06/11/2018, 09:06 am

Two of Apple's most prominent stores will temporarily shut down later in July for makeovers, to bring them up to date with the company's 2018 retail aesthetics.

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China's Smartisan says Apple has 'lost its soul' in pitch for new smartphone

05/23/2018, 04:05 pm

Known for treating product launches as variety shows, even selling tickets to such events, Chinese device maker Smartisan cast doubt on Apple's prospects in recently announcing its new R1 smartphone in front of a crowd of about 37,000 people.

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CallKit iPhone apps pulled from Chinese App Store amid new government crackdown

05/21/2018, 08:05 am

Apple is starting to remove apps from the App Store in China that integrate with CallKit, in response to moves by the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to enforce cybersecurity regulations.

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Apple supplier Toshiba gets China's approval to execute $14B memory chip unit sale

05/17/2018, 02:05 pm

Toshiba has received approval from the Chinese government to sell a majority stake of its chip unit, in a move that could affect dealings for the NAND flash memory used in iPhones and other Apple devices.

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Huawei beats Apple in China-focused corporate reputation survey

05/17/2018, 02:05 am

An annual study released by the Reputation Institute on Thursday claims Apple's stature in China in slumping, with the iPhone maker falling behind a number of U.S.-based multinational tech companies and local telecommunications giant Huawei.

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Data suggests China's smartphone decline worse than expected, Apple's iPhone pushed out of fourth place

04/27/2018, 09:04 am

The Chinese smartphone market was actually hit harder in the March quarter than a recent report suggested, dropping 21 percent year-over-year to 91 million units, according to a separate analysis.

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