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Topic: China

Cook discusses China investment, consumer rights, more with market regulator in Beijing

10/17/2019, 11:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with China's minister of the State Administration of Market Regulation on Thursday to discuss a range of topics including the company's growing investment in the region.

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Editorial: Apple's American-made Mac Pro isn't an exit from China

10/14/2019, 01:10 pm

Apple is radically changing the design of the Mac Pro but still plans to continue building it in the United States. That doesn't mean, however, that it can do the same for everything else it makes. Here's a look at why.

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Apple told Apple TV+ content creators not to besmirch China, report says

10/11/2019, 11:10 pm

Following a series of decisions that demonstrates Apple's willingness to kowtow to Chinese government wishes, a report on Friday claims company executives exhibited similar patterns of behavior in preparing content for the upcoming Apple TV+ video service.

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Apple again pulls police monitoring app from Hong Kong app store [u]

10/10/2019, 06:10 am

In an ongoing saga, Apple has again pulled the law enforcement-monitoring HKMap Live app from the Hong Kong app store, and it appears that it is gone for good this time.

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Chinese state media: Apple is 'unwise and reckless' for restoring police monitoring app

10/09/2019, 08:10 am

Following Apple's decision to reinstate the previously removed HKmap Live app, China's official news publication criticizes the firm and accuses it of aiding the protestors.

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Editorial: A year later, Bloomberg silently stands by its 'Big Hack' iCloud spy chip story

10/04/2019, 08:10 am

Bloomberg Businessweek's claims of Chinese spy chips hidden in Apple and Amazon servers has been refuted, debunked, and ridiculed. You just wouldn't know that from what Bloomberg has said or, most recently, done.

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Apple investment in Chinese wind farms providing 134 megawatts to grid

09/24/2019, 08:09 am

The first three wind farms funded in part by the Apple-sponsored China Clean Energy Fund are online, and generating power for the Chinese grid.

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Dubious Taiwan telecom slide claims Apple won't change iPhone pricing

09/09/2019, 02:09 pm

The new generation of iPhones will be shipping on September 20 at the same pricing as the models that are replaced, an alleged slide from a Taiwanese carrier briefing claims -- but some details on the slide cast doubt on the veracity of the information.

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Foxconn used five times more temp workers than permitted for 'iPhone 11' assembly surge

09/09/2019, 05:09 am

After Foxconn violated Chinese labor laws in regards to temporary worker volume, Apple has investigated and is working to resolve the situation.

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China believed to have used iPhone exploits to track Uyghur Muslims

09/01/2019, 11:09 am

The recently-revealed use of hacked websites to monitor iPhone users, is now reported to have been used by the Chinese government to target the Uyghur Muslim community.

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Tariffs have begun on imports of HomePods, AirPods and desktop Macs

09/01/2019, 05:09 am

The US Trade Representative has implemented President Trump's planned 30% tariff on goods, including Apple products such as Macs and audio devices, that are imported from China.

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China urges calm as US hikes Mac desktop tariff to 30%, iPhone to 15%

08/29/2019, 09:08 am

The tariff on Chinese imports that will hit the Mac desktop line on September 1 has been raised to 30% and the one affect the iPhone in December has grown to 15%.

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Apple's reliance on China continues to grow despite expansions in Brazil and India

08/28/2019, 09:08 pm

With Apple products due to face fallout from new tariffs imposed on China by President Donald Trump, including pending sanctions set to impact iPhone and iPad in December, a report on Wednesday shows the tech giant's reliance on Chinese manufacturing has not waned.

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President Trump's claim that China is open to trade talks is under dispute

08/26/2019, 11:08 am

President Donald Trump claims the Chinese government has called asking to make a deal to end the ongoing trade war, but a Chinese government spokesman and a major state-owned Chinese newspaper editor in chief both say no such calls have been made.

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Lower iPhone production cost may help Apple absorb 10% tariff

08/26/2019, 08:08 am

Apple may be able to help offset the impact of December's tariffs on the iPhone due to alterations in its production cost, JP Morgan believes, with the bill of materials per iPhone said to be lower for the upcoming 2019 models than for previous versions.

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Trump 'regrets' not applying tougher tariffs in China trade war

08/25/2019, 08:08 am

A clarification over an admission by President Donald Trump that he had "second thoughts" about his handling of the trade war with China suggests more could be in store, with the White House Press Secretary insisting Trump wanted to be tougher on the tariffs.

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US companies 'hereby ordered' in a Tweet by President Trump to exit China manufacturing

08/23/2019, 12:08 pm

Through a series of tweets, President Trump has escalated the trade war with China by claiming that the US has lost trillions of dollars to the country, and has ordered American companies to look for manufacturing alternatives.

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Apple facing iPhone challenges in SE Asia from price pressure

08/15/2019, 08:08 am

Apple's iPhone is competing with considerably cheaper rivals in the Southeast Asia smartphone market, Canalys analysts advise, with approximately 62% of the region's smartphone shipments stemming from Chinese-based smartphone brands.

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Risky free VPNs still available in Apple App Store & Google Play despite warnings

08/13/2019, 01:08 pm

Apple and Google are still allowing a number of potentially unsafe free VPN apps to be downloaded from respective app stores, despite warnings that many of the apps pose a privacy risk to consumers, primarily from the apps questionable ownership by Chinese organizations.

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AirPods, Apple Watch, HomePod not getting tariff reprieve

08/13/2019, 01:08 pm

While the Mac, iPhone, and iPad will escape the September 1 application of a 10% tariff, Apple's "Wearables, Home and Accessories" division will not.

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