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Apple CEO Tim Cook says globalization is 'great for the world' in China speech

03/18/2017, 02:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered remarks on globalization, cybersecurity, encryption, international relations and more during a rare public appearance in China, part of the executive's attempts to woo Chinese consumers.

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Apple to build two new Chinese R&D centers, spend $507M on research

03/17/2017, 08:03 am

Apple on Friday announced plans to set up two new research centers in China, spending a minimum of 3.5 billion yuan -- $507 million -- on research institutions overall.

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Apple-backed think tank calls for radical changes to Chinese economic policy

03/16/2017, 09:03 am

A Washington think tank -- with board members from Apple, Amazon, Google and other tech firms -- on Thursday called for an international coalition to pressure China into changing course on some of its economic policies.

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Kantar: iPhone 7 top selling smartphone in U.S., Europe & urban China

03/15/2017, 04:03 pm

A new report by Kantar Worldpanel examining global smartphone sales data shows Apple's flagship iPhone 7 continues to win new market share for Apple in most of the regions tracked, outside of Spain, China and Japan.

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Relocated Jacksonville Apple store to open on Mar. 11, Grand Rapids outlet to double in size

03/09/2017, 01:03 pm

A bigger, relocated Apple store in Jacksonville, Fla. will open this Saturday at 10 a.m. local time, Apple has announced. Meanwhile a shop in Grand Rapids, Mich. is also set to expand, and a completely new outlet will soon open in the Chinese city of Nanjing.

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Apple accused of banning iPhone ads from Chinese newspapers critical of China

03/07/2017, 05:03 pm

Apple is claimed to have interfered with advertising campaigns cellphone carriers in Australia posted in local Chinese-language media outlets, with a report alleging the iPhone producer did not want to be seen as supporting newspapers critical of the Chinese government.

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Foxconn workers depart company, rather than shift to non-iPhone assembly -- report

02/22/2017, 09:02 am

Apple partner and device assembler Foxconn is going on a hiring spree at China colleges, but reports from within the company claim that as iPhone 7 manufacturing winds down, assemblers would rather leave than deal with lower pay and fewer safety precautions when building goods from other companies.

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Apple's iPhone drops to fifth place in Chinese smartphone market

02/18/2017, 11:02 pm

Apple continued to struggle for ground in China during the December quarter, ceding fourth place in the country's smartphone market under pressure from local brands like Huawei and Xiaomi, according to new research data.

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Apple meets with Chinese consumer watchdog in Beijing to talk iPhone 6s shutdown issues

02/10/2017, 10:02 am

A representative from Apple has met with the government-affiliated China Consumer Association, advising the watchdog of the progress it has made in combatting the battery issues plaguing some iPhone 6s units.

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See how Apple's growth in Greater China could once again top European revenue

02/07/2017, 10:02 pm

Apple's success in Greater China has wavered slightly over the last year, with the region now bringing in less revenue for the company than Europe, but data suggests the market has every chance of bouncing back and re-overtaking Europe's sales figures.

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Apple cedes ground in growing Chinese smartphone market as consumers await redesigned 'iPhone 8'

02/06/2017, 12:02 pm

The iPhone is being overtaken in China by a raft of new locally-produced smartphone rivals, according to a new report, which shows Apple's market share dropping despite greatly increased smartphone shipments in the region.

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Apple sees light at end of tunnel in China as revenues stabilize on constant currency basis

01/31/2017, 06:01 pm

Though Apple posted record-setting highs for the first quarter of 2016, revenues are still facing headwinds in China due to a weak yuan and continuing difficulties wth the Hong Kong market.

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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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