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Topic: China

Senators demand Tim Cook explain VPN app removal in China, suggest Apple enables censorship

10/20/2017, 01:10 am

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) penned a joint letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook this week asking for clarification on the company's decision to remove certain virtual private network (VPN) apps from China's App Store, saying the move potentially enables the country's censorship and internet surveillance policies.

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LTE Series 3 Apple Watch cut off from networks in China, government concerns likely to blame

10/19/2017, 09:10 am

Purchasers of the Series 3 Apple Watch with LTE in China at present have no wireless network connectivity options, with the lone carrier possibly forced by the government to cease service.

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Long, rough road ahead for Qualcomm and Apple in Chinese courts

10/17/2017, 03:10 pm

A series of experts on the Chinese courts, patent attorneys, and other specialists have weighed in on the Apple versus Qualcomm battle, and believe that resolution through the system is well more than a year away, assuming that an agreement is not reached before then.

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iPhone X, pent up demand predicted to drive Apple sales for years to come -- if all factors line up

10/16/2017, 11:10 am

An analyst has mixed feelings about the iPhone X pricing and release schedule, and believes that it may drive Apple's valuation to new heights -- but if it is not well accepted, then it will eat into the company's earnings for years to come.

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Qualcomm seeks to halt Apple's sales & manufacturing of iPhones in China

10/13/2017, 01:10 pm

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has filed multiple lawsuits in China, looking to block both sales and manufacturing of iPhones in the country -- something that would cripple Apple worldwide, if successful.

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Apple, Google, others say Chinese investment regulations infringe on intellectual property rights

10/12/2017, 02:10 am

A trade group representing a number of high-profile U.S. technology firms, including Apple, Google, and IBM, spoke out against Chinese regulations at an International Trade Commission hearing on Tuesday, saying the Asian country's rules help facilitate intellectual property theft.

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Apple crushes Samsung in China as iPhone attracts twice the loyalty in upgrades over domestic brands

09/07/2017, 04:09 pm

Young smartphone buyers in China are preferring to buy low-priced domestic brands over phones from Samsung, but the loyalty rate in buying another Oppo or Vivo phone is half that of buyers getting another iPhone-- which remains the largest installed smartphone base in China.

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Apple adds support for WeChat Pay in China

08/29/2017, 01:08 pm

Purchases at Apple Music and the App Store in China can now make use of WeChat Pay, a popular service operated by Tencent, Apple has announced.

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Apple halts returns & exchanges in Hong Kong ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

08/15/2017, 11:08 am

Apple Hong Kong has stopped accepting most returns and exchanges for online orders made on or after August 15, in what's likely a preeemptive measure against scalpers ahead of this fall's launch of the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone 7s Plus."

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Apple's iPhone loses out in new contactless payment support for Beijing public transit

08/15/2017, 09:08 am

Yikatong, the company handling payments for Beijing's public transit, this week enabled contactless payments for riders using Android -- but has reportedly skipped support for the iPhone.

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Chinese government sets up committee to watch over Apple's new iCloud data center

08/14/2017, 11:08 am

China's Guizhou province is setting up a working committee specifically to oversee Apple's new data center in the region, which was established to comply with cybersecurity laws that went into effect earlier this year.

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Chinese developers file antitrust complaint against Apple over App Store removal policies, excessive fees

08/10/2017, 09:08 am

Citing monopolistic behavior in how it reviews, posts, and removes apps from the App Stores, a cadre of 28 Chinese developers have filed a complaint against Apple, alleging antitrust violations.

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Tim Cook says Apple followed Chinese law in removing VPN apps from App Store

08/01/2017, 08:08 pm

Responding to criticism surrounding Apple's recent removal of VPN apps from the Chinese iOS App Store, CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said the company was simply following new government regulations, as it would for any country in which it operates.

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Apple's strong Q3 results marred by 10 percent hit in China from iPhone competition

08/01/2017, 05:08 pm

Apple's otherwise solid June-quarter results were held back by a 10 percent year-over-year revenue drop in China, likely caused by the iPhone's slipping position in the local market.

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Apple's sustainable forests now offset paper used in product packaging

07/31/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple's efforts to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's virgin fiber are paying off, as the company is now protecting or has created enough sustainable forestland to cover all paper packaging products.

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Apple pulls VPN apps from Chinese App Store in compliance with government crackdown

07/29/2017, 05:07 pm

Apple has removed virtual private network (VPN) apps from the Chinese App Store, apparently complying with a broader government crackdown on VPN technology.

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LG mobile sales tank as Samsung Mobile revenues improve, but they're still below 2014's Peak Galaxy

07/27/2017, 08:07 pm

LG blamed a "challenging quarter for mobiles" for the $117.27 million quarterly loss posted by its mobile unit, even as the company posted slightly higher year-over-year revenues across its other businesses. Samsung similarly reported strong overall earnings--primarily from its semiconductor segment--while its mobile unit turned in revenues and profits better than last year but still below its Galaxy heyday back in 2014.

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Touch ID problems in Apple's 'iPhone 8' predicted to limit launch shipments, won't affect China sales

07/25/2017, 09:07 am

An analyst historically extremely critical of Apple believes that "iPhone 8" shipments, apparently constrained by late resolution of in-screen OLED Touch ID issues, will impact third quarter shipments for Apple, but won't have much impact on its marketshare, particularly in China.

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Apple Pay expands to 27 new US banks, plus new options in China, Ireland, Russia, Italy

07/18/2017, 01:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday added 27 U.S. banks and credit unions to the Apple Pay roster, while simultaneously bringing the platform to more options in China, Italy, Ireland, and Russia.

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Smuggler busted with 102 Apple iPhones by Shenzhen, China customs officials

07/18/2017, 11:07 am

A woman has been arrested in mainland China for smuggling 42 pounds of contraband into the country from Hong Kong, including 102 iPhones and fifteen high-end watches.

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