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Topic: China

President Trump says US companies can do business with Huawei

06/29/2019, 11:06 am

Apparently detoothing a U.S. Commerce Department ban, President Donald Trump said on Saturday that American companies can do business with China's Huawei.

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US & China trade deal '90% of the way there,' could be completed soon

06/26/2019, 07:06 am

Steven Mnuchin says the US and China are close to concluding a deal that would mean an end to the trade war affecting both countries, and if completed soon, would mean that no tariffs would be applied by the federal government on iPhones, Macs, and other tech products.

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iPhones, Macs & other tech could account for $167B of proposed China tariffs

06/25/2019, 09:06 am

Consumer electronics -- devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs -- will account for about $167 billion of the $300 billion in Chinese imports the government is preparing to level new tariffs on, a trade industry group warned this week.

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Chinese hackers suspected of attacking global telecoms carriers

06/25/2019, 05:06 am

A Chinese government-backed group called APT 10 could be behind an unprecedented hack that granted high level access to at least ten global telecommunications carriers, permissions that were subsequently used to track specific spies, law enforcement, military personnel and dissidents linked to China.

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Apple says Trump tariffs would 'tilt the playing field' in favor of competitors

06/20/2019, 10:06 am

Apple has formally requested that the U.S. not impose tariffs upon its imported products in a letter, saying that it would greatly impact Apple's business, and unfairly benefit competitors.

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iPhone's China install base grew for fifth month in a row in May

06/19/2019, 10:06 am

Apple's iPhone install base in China continued its fifth consecutive month of year-over-year growth in May, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty.

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Apple holds on to 47% share in declining 'premium' smartphone market

06/19/2019, 09:06 am

Apple managed to secure 47% of the global "premium" smartphone market during the March quarter, but falling iPhone shipments helped bring down the segment's overall performance and make Samsung more prominent.

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Apple investigating move of up to 30% of production out of China

06/19/2019, 06:06 am

A special team within Apple has been tasked with investigating the costs of moving between 15% and 30% of iPhone, iPad and AirPod to other countries in order to reduce the impact of US/China tariffs.

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Apple's China issues 'overblown,' Services underrated notes JP Morgan

06/17/2019, 07:06 am

Investor concerns about Apple's fortunes in China are "somewhat overblown," analysts from JP Morgan suggest, with shareholders also accused of failing to see the potential revenue generation of Apple's Services arm.

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Foxconn claims it can make all of Apple's iPhones outside China

06/11/2019, 06:06 am

Foxconn has told investors that it has the capacity to produce iPhones for the American market without using its Chinese facilities, potentially skirting possible US/China trade tariffs.

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Cook: iPhone is 'made everywhere,' but US would be 'hurt most' from tariff

06/04/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a CBS Evening News interview aired Tuesday touched on hot-button issues like the U.S.-China trade war, saying his company has not yet been impacted by the international scrum. He also commented on recent scrutiny of Apple's outsized presence in the tech sector, its efforts to curb so-called device addiction and more.

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Editorial: China's retaliatory 'unreliable supplier' list will hit Windows, Android the hardest

05/31/2019, 10:05 am

China's Ministry of Commerce has floated a retaliation plan intended to punish companies complying with the Trump Administration's Entity List ban on doing business with Huawei. That could have a profound impact on two of the largest software platforms licensed in China: Android and Windows, as well as broadly-licensed silicon intellectual property from ARM and Qualcomm.

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The China government may want fewer iPhones sold, but intent to buy is still solid

05/30/2019, 01:05 pm

Despite the U.S.-China trade war, and loud anti-Apple sentiment on Chinese media, the iPhone is still in demand in China, according to a survey of purchase intent in the country.

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Huawei files motion to toss ban on US government purchases

05/29/2019, 05:05 pm

Huawei on Tuesday night petitioned for summary judgment in a lawsuit against the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which blocked U.S. government agencies from buying its products.

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Editorial: Huawei and the phony hate for Apple's iPhone in China

05/29/2019, 03:05 pm

According to a wide variety of analysts following Apple, the Trump Administration's trade war with China and its Entity Listing of Huawei is maybe somewhat bad for the largest Android producer in China--and perhaps even for Android, given that it has now lost its second largest licensee globally--but it's mostly just bad news for Apple, because both the state and people of China are going to respond by shunning Apple's products. That's wrong, here's why.

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Apple cutting older iPhone production, 2019 iPhone schedule on track says supply chain report

05/29/2019, 07:05 am

Apple will be making cuts to production for its older iPhone models in the third quarter, Rosenblatt Securities predicts, but while the 2019 iPhone manufacturing effort is thought to be on schedule, the analysts don't believe market share will be maintained in China due to the turbulent trade relations with the United States.

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Huawei will consume Apple's lost Chinese smartphone market share, says JP Morgan

05/28/2019, 10:05 am

While Huawei is going to take a giant hit worldwide from US sanctions, Apple in China will likely see a drop in shipments for 2019, resulting in sales less than half the levels seen at its peak in 2015, says JP Morgan.

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Retaliatory Chinese iPhone ban could cause 'demand destruction,' hammer Apple's earnings

05/28/2019, 09:05 am

Apple could face serious "collateral damage" from the Trump administration's bans against Huawei, even if iPhone shipments seem to be on the rebound in the short term, Cowen analysts said on Tuesday.

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Citi analysts lower Apple earnings expectations over continuing US-China trade war tensions

05/28/2019, 08:05 am

The ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China has prompted analysts at Citi to cut their forecast for Apple's earnings in the second half of 2019, citing the belief unrest by Chinese consumers will result in lower iPhone demand in the country.

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Huawei tossed from SD Association, Wi-Fi Alliance, RAM spec group

05/24/2019, 01:05 pm

Compounding Huawei's woes, the Chinese company has been removed not just from the Wi-Fi Alliance, and RAM spec controller JEDEC, but also from the SD Association, preventing it from offering official SD/microSD support in future devices.

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