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Topic: China

Cook: iPhone is 'made everywhere,' but US would be 'hurt most' from tariff

06/04/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a CBS Evening News interview aired Tuesday touched on hot-button issues like the U.S.-China trade war, saying his company has not yet been impacted by the international scrum. He also commented on recent scrutiny of Apple's outsized presence in the tech sector, its efforts to curb so-called device addiction and more.

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Editorial: China's retaliatory 'unreliable supplier' list will hit Windows, Android the hardest

05/31/2019, 10:05 am

China's Ministry of Commerce has floated a retaliation plan intended to punish companies complying with the Trump Administration's Entity List ban on doing business with Huawei. That could have a profound impact on two of the largest software platforms licensed in China: Android and Windows, as well as broadly-licensed silicon intellectual property from ARM and Qualcomm.

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The China government may want fewer iPhones sold, but intent to buy is still solid

05/30/2019, 01:05 pm

Despite the U.S.-China trade war, and loud anti-Apple sentiment on Chinese media, the iPhone is still in demand in China, according to a survey of purchase intent in the country.

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Huawei files motion to toss ban on US government purchases

05/29/2019, 05:05 pm

Huawei on Tuesday night petitioned for summary judgment in a lawsuit against the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which blocked U.S. government agencies from buying its products.

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Editorial: Huawei and the phony hate for Apple's iPhone in China

05/29/2019, 03:05 pm

According to a wide variety of analysts following Apple, the Trump Administration's trade war with China and its Entity Listing of Huawei is maybe somewhat bad for the largest Android producer in China--and perhaps even for Android, given that it has now lost its second largest licensee globally--but it's mostly just bad news for Apple, because both the state and people of China are going to respond by shunning Apple's products. That's wrong, here's why.

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Apple cutting older iPhone production, 2019 iPhone schedule on track says supply chain report

05/29/2019, 07:05 am

Apple will be making cuts to production for its older iPhone models in the third quarter, Rosenblatt Securities predicts, but while the 2019 iPhone manufacturing effort is thought to be on schedule, the analysts don't believe market share will be maintained in China due to the turbulent trade relations with the United States.

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Huawei will consume Apple's lost Chinese smartphone market share, says JP Morgan

05/28/2019, 10:05 am

While Huawei is going to take a giant hit worldwide from US sanctions, Apple in China will likely see a drop in shipments for 2019, resulting in sales less than half the levels seen at its peak in 2015, says JP Morgan.

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Retaliatory Chinese iPhone ban could cause 'demand destruction,' hammer Apple's earnings

05/28/2019, 09:05 am

Apple could face serious "collateral damage" from the Trump administration's bans against Huawei, even if iPhone shipments seem to be on the rebound in the short term, Cowen analysts said on Tuesday.

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Citi analysts lower Apple earnings expectations over continuing US-China trade war tensions

05/28/2019, 08:05 am

The ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China has prompted analysts at Citi to cut their forecast for Apple's earnings in the second half of 2019, citing the belief unrest by Chinese consumers will result in lower iPhone demand in the country.

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Huawei tossed from SD Association, Wi-Fi Alliance, RAM spec group

05/24/2019, 01:05 pm

Compounding Huawei's woes, the Chinese company has been removed not just from the Wi-Fi Alliance, and RAM spec controller JEDEC, but also from the SD Association, preventing it from offering official SD/microSD support in future devices.

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Proposed US Senate bill would hand $700M to rural telecoms to avoid Huawei & ZTE

05/23/2019, 08:05 am

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have proposed a bill that would hand $700 million in grants to rural telecom providers to cover the cost of stripping Huawei and ZTE gear from their networks.

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Man pleads guilty to trafficking counterfeit iPhones in Oregon return scam

05/22/2019, 05:05 pm

A Chinese student pleaded guilty in Oregon on Wednesday to one count of trafficking counterfeit iPhones, which he used to dupe Apple into giving him real units for sale in China.

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ARM severs ties with Huawei, creating crisis for future phone designs

05/22/2019, 10:05 am

Chip designer ARM is reportedly cutting off business with Huawei, a move that could potentially cripple the Chinese smartphone maker on top of the existing U.S. restrictions.

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Apple could take a 29% earnings bite if China threatened retaliatory ban

05/22/2019, 10:05 am

Though there's no sign of such action on the horizon, a Chinese ban on Apple business would decimate the company, knocking 29% percent off earnings, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst.

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Chinese diplomat attacks Apple & Trump over Huawei - using an iPhone

05/22/2019, 09:05 am

A Chinese diplomat, normally a vocal backer of government policies, was recently caught using Twitter for iPhone to defend Huawei and attack Apple and U.S. President Donald Trump.

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New global smartspeaker data shows Apple's HomePod remains a bit player

05/20/2019, 09:05 am

Apple and the HomePod remain a marginal factor in the global smartspeaker market, not even in the top five brands, according to new research estimates.

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Google suspends Huawei's Android license, forces switch to open-source version

05/19/2019, 06:05 pm

Following newly-authorized rules by the Trump administration, Google has reportedly terminated Huawei's Android license, forcing it to move to the Android Open Source Project.

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Apple facing renewed boycott efforts in China following trade war escalation

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

The increase in tensions between the United States and China in its ongoing trade war, as well as restrictions against Huawei, is fueling anti-US sentiments in China, prompting more online calls from critics of the political maneuvers to boycott Apple products.

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Huawei faces dual US bans, Dutch accusations of carrier backdoor

05/16/2019, 09:05 am

The U.S. government has leveled a dual blow against China's Huawei, both blocking it from acquiring American technology and preventing American telecoms firms from using Huawei equipment.

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A full ban on sale & purchase of Huawei 5G & other networking gear in the US appears imminent [u]

05/15/2019, 08:05 am

U.S. President Donald Trump will allegedly sign an executive order this week blocking American companies from using any telecoms equipment made by Huawei, according to a report.

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