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Topic: China

Apple 'couldn't be happier' with improved sales in China

07/30/2019, 07:07 pm

Following a previous decline in sales, and increases in both exchange rates and rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China, Apple's Tim Cook sees positive signs for the future.

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Apple wants to continue building Mac Pro in US, Cook says

07/30/2019, 06:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to questions about moving production away from China by saying that he expects the company's global production to continue on its current trajectory, but also that it is investing to increase U.S. manufacturing.

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Mac Pro won't get China tariff waiver, says President Trump

07/26/2019, 11:07 am

Despite a recent petition, Apple won't get any tariff exemptions for Mac Pro parts made in China, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday.

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Apple asks White House not to apply tariffs to Mac Pro parts

07/23/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple has made a request to the Trump Administration to keep parts used in the new Mac Pro from being affected by import tariffs, a move that aims to keep the cost of the premium macOS workstation as low as possible for its release to consumers in the United States.

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New House bill aims to make US more prominent in 5G space, combat China

07/15/2019, 06:07 pm

A new House bill proposed by Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul seeks to make the U.S. more prominent in 5G networking -- and specifically to deflect Chinese influence.

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Apple coming to Hong Kong's Octopus transit card with iOS 13

07/11/2019, 08:07 am

Hong Kong residents will finally be able to use their Octopus transit cards in Apple Pay "later this year," Octopus Cards Limited has confirmed, likely alongside this fall's iOS 13.

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Apple launches 'accelerator' program for developers in China

07/10/2019, 04:07 am

Following a similar scheme in Bangalore, Apple has begun a Design and Development Accelerator program in Shanghai, which is designed to teach and support local developers.

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Hong Kong protesters turn to Apple's AirDrop to bypass Chinese censorship

07/09/2019, 10:07 am

In an attempt to gain support from mainland Chinese tourists, anti-extradition protesters in Hong Kong are reportedly using Apple's AirDrop feature to distribute digital pamphlets.

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HP, Microsoft, Google follow Apple in planning China production cuts

07/03/2019, 07:07 am

After reports that Apple is investigating a production shift out of China, other firms including Sony, Dell and Nintendo are also planning to move manufacturing of devices such as consoles and smart speakers away from the country because of U.S. tariffs.

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Apple plans cheaper iPhone for China with new Touch ID, claims iffy report

07/02/2019, 06:07 am

Supply chain sources claim Apple intends to make an exclusive China iPhone which will drop Face ID and instead use an under-the-screen fingerprint sensor.

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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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