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Sharp drop in Chinese smartphone sales portends bad news for Apple

03/13/2019, 08:03 am

Adding to evidence that a recovery of Apple's iPhone sales is months off, Chinese smartphone shipments fell over 20 percent year-over-year in February, according to a government-backed research institute.

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iPhone interest in China going 'from bad to worse,' hitting suppliers

03/12/2019, 12:03 pm

Hopes for a recovery in Apple's iPhone sales are a ways off, a Longbow Research analyst hinted on Tuesday, noting serious blows to public demand and Apple's supply chain.

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Apple's suppliers seeing slightly less revenue due to stalling iPhone shipments

03/12/2019, 07:03 am

Apple's iPhone suppliers have earned marginally less revenue in the first two months of the year compared to the same period in 2018, according to JP Morgan, with prospects to resurrect its fortunes in China continuing to look dismal with no turnaround anticipated anytime soon.

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Online Chinese stores now cutting iPhone XS Max price by up to $250

03/06/2019, 06:03 am

Two months after mass discounts previously led to price cuts on some iPhone models, vendors in China are expanding that to now also include the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

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Tim Cook successfully lobbied White House to help Apple avoid China trade war fallout

03/04/2019, 09:03 pm

A report on Monday delves into Apple CEO Tim Cook's lobbying efforts, both with officials in the White House and counterparts in China, detailing a series of deft moves that has kept Apple above the fray in the U.S.-China trade war.

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US & China said nearing end of trade war impacting Apple's bottom line

03/04/2019, 11:03 am

The Trump administration is reportedly nearing a deal that could halt the trade war hurting the U.S. and China, and by extension Apple's iPhone business.

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Foxconn employees endure reduced salaries and benefits in wake of reduced Chinese iPhone demand

03/01/2019, 07:03 am

Foxconn is feeling the pinch from the reduced sales of iPhones in Greater China, with reports of a culling of employee benefits and salaries, as well as mass resignations, coming out of the Apple assembly partner's largest facility used for iPhone production.

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Apple & Alipay launch interest-free $30 per month iPhone deal in China

02/21/2019, 09:02 am

In a sign of how eager it is to revive Chinese iPhone sales, Apple has made a pact with Alipay to let shoppers borrow money interest-free for Apple purchases and pay it back in 24 monthly installments.

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Apple's Chinese price cuts provided only temporary sales improvement

02/19/2019, 08:02 am

Apple's attempts to boost its iPhone sales in China via price cuts offered only a temporary effect, according to Rosenblatt Securities, with post Chinese New Year sales reportedly seeing little in the way of improvement in a depressed smartphone market.

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Huawei cloning Apple parts, rewarding employees for tech theft

02/18/2019, 10:02 am

China's Huawei uses "dubious" tactics to try to reverse engineer technology from Apple and other competitors in the electronics market, a report charged on Monday.

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Apple extends Chinese iPhone XS & XR trade-up offers through March 25

02/15/2019, 02:02 pm

Apple is extending a Chinese promo in which shoppers get better credit for old iPhones put towards the cost of an iPhone XS or XR.

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No Chinese iPhone rebound seen in January following Apple's harsh December quarter

02/14/2019, 02:02 pm

Actions to revive Chinese iPhone sales aren't having much luck, at least not so far, but the next two months are more important if there is going to be a short-term turnaround in the country.

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Tim Cook optimistic on favorable outcome for Apple in US & China trade talks

02/12/2019, 07:02 am

Trade talks between the United States and China could have a favorable outcome, Apple CEO Tim Cook believes, expressing optimism that the two countries could arrive at an agreement that has the potential to ease tensions that are affecting Apple's sales in the valuable market.

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Apple's weak Chinese iPhone sales blamed directly on high prices

02/11/2019, 10:02 am

Apple's setbacks in the Chinese smartphone market can be directly linked to its decision to push iPhone prices even higher, research firm IDC claimed on Monday.

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Chinese iPhone sales up following price cuts on local shopping sites

02/01/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple is already lowering iPhone prices in China and seeing some return on the tactic, at least according to two online retailers.

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Former Apple advisors claim that iPhones need to be made specifically for China

01/31/2019, 09:01 am

Weaker than expected iPhone sales during the holiday quarter may mean it's time for Apple to design an iPhone exclusively for the Chinese market, according to a discussion with analysts and former Apple executives.

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What analysts are saying in the wake of Apple's holiday quarter financial report

01/30/2019, 01:01 pm

Early analyst reactions are all over the place after Tuesday's results call, in which Apple reported $84.3 billion in revenue for the December quarter, more than it expected in its early-January revision, but less than it predicted for the quarter in November.

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'Dysfunctional' analysts 'cut and run' from Apple results call, says Jim Cramer

01/30/2019, 10:01 am

Apple's December-quarter results call was "dysfunctional," but not from Tim Cook's and Luca Maestri's side because analysts didn't know how to react when they learned that the numbers weren't as bad as feared, according to the host of CNBC's "Mad Money," Jim Cramer.

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Apple's Q1 figures show precipitous 26.7 percent revenue drop in China

01/29/2019, 05:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday detailed what CEO Tim Cook only hinted at earlier this month, acknowledging a 26.7 percent drop in its December-quarter Chinese revenues.

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Apple to lower iPhone pricing in key markets after sluggish December quarter

01/29/2019, 05:01 pm

Following the release of Apple's earnings report on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed the company is planning price changes for iPhones overseas to goose sales of the device after sluggish sales in China and other regions during the important holiday quarter.

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