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New Apple retail head Deirdre O'Brien joins Instagram, shares pics from trip to Hong Kong & Macau

04/18/2019, 06:04 pm

In a rare move for an Apple executive, new retail head Deirdre O'Brien has joined Instagram, inaugurating her account with a handful of photos from a worldwide business tour.

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Foxconn chairman Terry Gou declares run for presidency of Taiwan

04/17/2019, 08:04 am

Foxconn's chairman, Terry Gou, said on Wednesday that he's running to become President of Taiwan, a move that could trigger political and economic waves including at Apple.

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iPhone gaining US marketshare, slipping in China & Europe, say March-quarter numbers

04/16/2019, 08:04 am

While Apple's iPhone is increasingly ubiquitous in the U.S., the product's share is declining in urban China and the five major European markets, according to new research estimates.

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US lawmakers attack Apple for song takedowns in Chinese government censorship effort

04/12/2019, 02:04 pm

Apple's decision to pull songs from its Apple Music service in China by pro-democracy musicians has come under fire from US lawmakers, suggesting Apple should not be taking part in what amounts to censorship by the Chinese government.

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China iPhone sales stabilizing ahead of quarterly results, gaining on Huawei

04/12/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple's fortunes in China are slowly turning around, suggests Morgan Stanley, with a continuation of share growth for the iPhone user base in March taken as an indicator of better than expected results heading into Apple's upcoming quarterly financial results.

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Feds bust $900,000 iPhone repair & return scam in Oregon

04/04/2019, 08:04 am

Two engineering students in Oregon are accused of bringing thousands of counterfeit iPhones to Apple and having them replaced with real ones that they then shipped to China for sale.

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Editorial: Why Apple isn't 'slashing prices' in China

04/03/2019, 03:04 am

"Apple slashes prices in China" was the dramatic headline shared by outlets this week ranging from CNBC to VentureBeat. That's not actually true, so why is it being reported?

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Apple lowers prices of iPhones and iPads in China following tax cut

04/01/2019, 10:04 am

Apple has reduced the price of its products in China once again, cutting the price of the iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and other items in the market as the company attempts to resuscitate its disappointing sales figures in the highly-prized region from the last quarter's financial results.

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Macs sold in China no longer able to display Taiwanese flag

03/29/2019, 01:03 pm

Following Monday's release of macOS 10.14.4, Macs sold in China are reportedly no longer displaying the Taiwanese flag emoji -- though it's apparently easy to rectify the issue.

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Samsung warns of revenue shortfall due to 'weakening overall demand' for smartphones & components

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

Chief Apple rival Samsung Electronics on Tuesday warned investors that it would report disappointing results for the March quarter, foremost blaming "weakening overall demand."

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Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Beijing this week, touring businesses and local landmarks, as well as meeting with China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

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AppleCare+ for Mac reaches China, Spain, Taiwan & other new regions

03/20/2019, 03:03 pm

Mac buyers can now get AppleCare+ coverage in several more markets, two of the biggest additions being Spain and China.

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Chinese iPhone demand 'recovering' as supply chain stabilizes, analyst says

03/14/2019, 05:03 pm

Chinese iPhone demand is "recovering" thanks to price cuts, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said on Thursday, conflicting with the views of some other analysts.

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China's BOE wants to break Samsung's control of iPhone OLED screens

03/13/2019, 11:03 am

A Chinese display maker, BOE, is reportedly stepping up production of touch-integrated OLED screens in a bid to win iPhone-related orders from Apple.

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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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