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Apple boycott by Chinese firms supporting Huawei is escalating

12/24/2018, 11:12 am

Huawei's chief financial officer's arrest in Canada amidst the trade dispute between the US and China has led Chinese firms to urge its employees to boycott Apple in retaliation -- and sanctioning those that don't comply.

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Qualcomm blocked evidence in German Apple suit that previously led to non-infringement finding in US

12/20/2018, 09:12 pm

In a German lawsuit against Apple, Qualcomm's attorneys refused to agree to hold evidence confidential, preventing it from being evaluated by the court. That same evidence was held confidential by the company's attorneys in a U.S. case, which subsequently found Qualcomm's patents were not infringed.

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Apple's manufacturers: Qualcomm's 'China Ban' just a distraction technique

12/18/2018, 10:12 am

Qualcomm's patent infringement suit seeking an import ban on Apple's iPhones in China is a desperate distraction staged by the imperiled chipmaker in an attempt to draw attention away from a series of critical lawsuits it faces from device makers, global regulators, and a class action of consumers which all challenge its core business model, according to the attorney representing Apple's manufacturers in a recent interview.

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Apple plans increase in Pegatron iPhone assembly to skirt China ban alongside iOS 12 patch

12/14/2018, 08:12 am

Besides just an iOS 12 patch, Apple may shift some of its iPhone production between its assembly partner to mitigate some of the effects of the Chinese sales ban in its patent fight with Qualcomm.

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Saving your iPhone battery life, doctors at Apple, and potential iPhone bans on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/14/2018, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Jason Appelbaum, CEO of Evercharge.net about changing our charging habits to increase battery longevity. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, injunctions banning iPhone sales, and more.

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Qualcomm urging Chinese courts to extend sales ban to iPhone XS & XR

12/13/2018, 09:12 am

Qualcomm is attempting to extend the iPhone ban in China, and is in the process of filing additional lawsuits in the courts to extend the iPhone sales restriction to Apple's latest hardware releases.

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Qualcomm argues continued Chinese iPhone sales violate court injunction

12/12/2018, 11:12 am

Qualcomm has reportedly presented a Chinese court with video evidence that Apple is still selling iPhones in the country, and insisted that this violates an injunction imposed earlier this week.

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Apple planning to 'sit tight' on Chinese iPhone production unless tariffs spike

12/12/2018, 09:12 am

Apple and its suppliers will allegedly hold onto the current Chinese-based production model for iPhones even if the U.S. imposes a 10 percent tariff, but may re-examine the situation if that rises to 25 percent, according to one report.

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Google's Pichai denies any political bias in search results during lengthy Congressional testimony

12/11/2018, 02:12 pm

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday to address a number of issues, above all deflecting suggestions that the company's search results are biased towards one political party or another.

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Qualcomm wins import & sales ban on iPhones shipping with iOS 11 in China

12/10/2018, 09:12 am

Qualcomm has won a preliminary order in a Chinese court banning the import and sale of iPhones with older versions of iOS installed out-of-the-box, over software patents that Apple was found to have violated in iOS 11.

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iPhone assembler Pegatron may move to Indonesia over tariff fears

12/07/2018, 08:12 am

Apple's iPhone assembly partner Pegatron appears to be making a move to Indonesia to sidestep the US/China trade dispute, despite recent news of a truce.

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Huawei CFO arrest in Canada could affect iPhone tariffs if US-China trade talks sour

12/06/2018, 11:12 am

Huawei's CFO -- and founder's daughter -- Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on Saturday and faces extradition to the United States. The move against one of Apple's biggest international smartphone competitors threatens to open a new front in a looming trade war between the US and China.

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HomePod destined for launch in China and Hong Kong in early 2019

12/05/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple will be bringing the HomePod to China and Hong Kong, the company has announced, with the major markets set to be the next two regions where the smart speaker will be sold.

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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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