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Topic: China

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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Tariffs on Apple iPhone and other products delayed until at least Dec. 15

08/13/2019, 10:08 am

Following a declaration that some of the threatened 10% tariffs on electronics would be postponed until December, Apple stock is on the rise.

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Apple has multiple options to lower potential import tariff impact

08/09/2019, 02:08 pm

Apple will take multiple steps to mitigate the incoming 10% tariff on Chinese imports to the United States, Morgan Stanley believes, with the iPhone producer using non-Chinese assembly and supply lines for US-bound smartphones as a workaround that has been 16 months in the making.

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Re-emergence of China market is driving Apple's App Store recovery

08/07/2019, 10:08 am

Morgan Stanley is telling its investors that the growth of Apple's App Store is accelerating after a previous decline, and that this is due to the a recovery in revenues from China.

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Trump open to China trade deal talks to minimize new tariff impact

08/06/2019, 12:08 pm

New tariffs on Apple products imported to the United States from China are again in question, as White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow suggests President Donald Trump is still open to making a trade deal that could change the situation.

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Foxconn may sell newly-founded $8.8B Chinese display factory

08/02/2019, 10:08 am

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is reportedly considering the sale of an $8.8 billion display panel factory in China in reaction to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

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President Trump threatens 10% tariff on $325B of electronics starting Sept. 1

08/01/2019, 02:08 pm

In the latest chapter of the ongoing trade war, President Donald Trump has threatened to levy a 10% tariff on electronics from China, including most of Apple's product line, in retaliation for moves by the Chinese government.

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iPhone's global marketshare dips to 10.1% amid rise of Samsung & Chinese brands

07/31/2019, 09:07 am

Apple's share of the global smartphone market fell year-over-year in the June quarter from 11.3% to 10.1%, attributable by a research firm mostly because of better performance by Chinese vendors and Korea's Samsung.

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