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Topic: China

Foxconn mulls Vietnam move for iPhone production to avoid effects of U.S. tariffs

12/04/2018, 08:12 am

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is reportedly considering the possibility of setting up a new facility in Vietnam, a move that could potentially prevent the iPhone from being hit by tariffs created by the Trump administration in its ongoing trade war with China.

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iPhones could cost up to $160 more if China tariff threat is followed through

11/30/2018, 11:11 am

The Trump administration's threat of more China tariffs could significantly raise the price of iPhones for consumers, with the iPhone XS family potentially costing between $60 and $160 more if Apple passes the extra cost on to its customers.

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Apple's latest app crackdown scrubs over 700 titles from Chinese App Store

11/29/2018, 07:11 pm

In the past few days, over 700 apps have reportedly been pulled from the Chinese App Store as the company tries to wrestle control of its most important app market.

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It is past time for Bloomberg to retract or unequivocally prove the iCloud spy chip story

11/29/2018, 08:11 am

Bloomberg had a stunningly important -- and apparently stunningly wrong -- news story about an alleged iCloud spy chip and it's still hoping we'll forget about it. The company has a responsibility to either prove or retract it, and it's a responsibility the publication is still avoiding, now eight months after publication.

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Trump says US could place 10 percent tariff on iPhones and laptops imported from China

11/26/2018, 05:11 pm

Apple might soon see its flagship product imperiled by America's advancing trade war with China, as President Donald Trump in an interview on Monday suggested a new round of tariffs could include a 10 percent levy on iPhone.

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High iPhone XR sales in China not enough to stop iPhone production estimate cuts

11/21/2018, 07:11 am

Sales of the iPhone XR picked up in China during the country's "Singles Day" retail event, Jun Zhang from Rosenblatt Securities claims, but the boost isn't enough to prevent the analyst from further reducing its production estimates for iPhones over the next two quarters.

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Apple's iPhone beat Huawei, Xiaomi on China's 11/11 record-breaking Singles Day

11/12/2018, 12:11 pm

An annual "Singles Day" sales event held by China's search giant Alibaba racked up record-breaking sales, countering the idea that consumer sales in China are weak. But more importantly to Apple observers: iPhone sales lead other smartphone brands, pushing Huawei into second place and Xiaomi into third place.

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Overeager Chinese music fans spark iTunes and Billboard chart manipulation fears

11/09/2018, 11:11 am

Music from Chinese-Canadian artist Kris Wu sold on iTunes will not count towards its ranking in charts compiled by Billboard and Nielsen, after allegations the sales were made by users in China rather than within the United States.

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Trump reportedly planning tariffs on remaining China imports, including Apple products

10/29/2018, 11:10 pm

The Trump administration is reportedly readying a new round of China tariffs -- all remaining goods not already on the import list -- if an upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting fails to ease trade tensions.

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Apple's Chinese retail growth stalled by fraud & competition, forcing repositioning

10/29/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple's retail expansion in China is reportedly being stymied by a number of factors, putting it well short of ambitious goals the company had earlier this decade.

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Apple Watch reportedly assembled by illegal high school labor, Apple investigating

10/29/2018, 10:10 am

Apple is undertaking an in-house investigation into allegations one of the company's manufacturing partners -- Quanta -- has been hiring high school students to build Apple Watches in China.

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Amazon, Super Micro executives join Apple's call to retract Bloomberg spy chip story

10/22/2018, 09:10 pm

Executives from Amazon and Super Micro on Monday joined Apple CEO Tim Cook in calling for the retraction of a Bloomberg Businessweek story claiming the companies were impacted by a Chinese spy operation.

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Tim Cook lambastes Bloomberg for iCloud spy chip report, calls for retraction

10/19/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has uncharacteristically spoken out about the Bloomberg report that claimed that the Chinese had inserted a spy chip into the company's iCloud server, and is completely denying that Apple was impacted.

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U.S. intelligence director: 'no evidence' of Chinese spy chips in iCloud servers

10/19/2018, 09:10 am

The U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, claims that the government has seen "no evidence" so far that Chinese spy chips were planted onto motherboards that then made their way into servers at companies like Apple.

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Chinese consumer group demands Apple compensate stolen Apple ID owners

10/19/2018, 08:10 am

The China Consumer Association is calling on Apple to fully compensate people who lost money as a result of stolen iCloud accounts, arguing the company is downplaying a recent security breach.

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China App Store growth slowing, but only in short term & nothing to worry about says analyst

10/18/2018, 01:10 pm

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a look at Apple's App Store numbers in China, and while there does appear to be a combination of factors provoking a short-term stall in growth for Apple's iOS App Store, earnings will still be massive, and long-term Services revenue won't be impacted much, if at all.

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iPhone will insulate TSMC from negative financial effects of US trade war with China

10/18/2018, 10:10 am

Taiwan-based chip manufacturer TSMC is predicting modest growth in the new quarter, suggesting that production of smartphone chips -- particularly for Apple's iPhone -- will offset not just weakness in cryptocurrency mining, but risks caused by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

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Apple apologizes to Chinese users after iCloud phishing spree

10/16/2018, 08:10 am

Apple is "deeply apologetic" that some users in China had been pilfered by assailants -- but at the same time noted that the attacks would have been prevented had the victims been using security measures that Apple enables to protect accounts from such thefts.

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iPhone sales may be taking big hit in China because of weak smartphone market

10/15/2018, 10:10 am

Despite other data sources to the contrary, Goldman Sachs' Rod Hall is afraid of a slowdown in the Chinese iPhone market that may dramatically impact Apple's quarterly earnings, and future prospects in the region.

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App Store fraud allegedly impacting major mobile payment firms in China

10/11/2018, 10:10 am

Two major mobile payments companies in China have asked Apple to help reduce theft on their platforms, where customers' funds are being drained by criminals using stolen Apple IDs connected to their payment accounts for fraudulent App Store purchases.

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