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Tim Cook joins board of China's Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management

As if it weren't already abundantly clear how important China is to Apple (and, actually, most of the world in the 21st century) Tim Cook has joined the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management (SEM) in Beijing, one of the country's most prestigious universities....

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Tim Cook visits Apple reseller in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China supposedly meeting with government officials to talk about China's IT industry and Apple's role in this burgeoning field. It's not all business for the affable CEO, who used part of that time to soak up the local flavor. According to AppleInsider and M.I.C....

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Scalpers greet iPad mini launch in Beijing

In the past when new Apple products have been released in mainland China, near-riots have taken place at Apple Stores when crowds of legitimate customers and groups of scalpers have descended upon the stores to grab the limited stock of new product. Apple instituted a system called iReserve to...

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Thousands line up for Beijing's newest Apple Store

Apple's newest store -- the Beijing Wangfujing location -- opened on Saturday with fanfare appropriate to a flagship store in a prominent shopping district. M.I.C. Gadget had photographers on hand to capture the smiling faces of the estimated 1,000 people who were there for the opening, and...

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Gallery of new Beijing Apple Store

Apple is opening its third Apple store in China's capital city of Beijing. The newest addition to Apple's retail chain will feature a stunning, curved glass front, with a huge display that advertises other stores in the popular Wangfujing district. According to M.I.C. Gadget, the new Wangfujing...

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Apple to open third Beijing Apple Store on iconic Wangfujing Street

Residents and visitors to China's capital, Beijing, will soon have a third Apple Store available for their shopping pleasure. Chinese gadget site M.I.C. Gadget featured a group of photos today showing the construction site on Wangfujing Street in the Beijing City Center, less than a mile from...

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Daily Update for August 13, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Third Beijing Apple Store planned

Apple already operates two stores in Beijing, and a report from ifoAppleStore suggests the company will add a third location early next year. According to local sources, Apple may open a street-level store on Wangfujing Street, a popular pedestrian-only thoroughfare that's lined with over 200...

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Macworld | iWorld Asia event begins in Beijing

The second annual Macworld | iWorld Asia event has begun in Beijing this week. IDG has hosted the conference twice now to serve the growing number of Mac, iPhone, and iPad users in China. It sounds a lot like San Francisco's version of Macworld | iWorld, with dev conferences, a big keynote...

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Most iOS devices in China sold to customers in urban areas

A report from Chinese strategic advisory firm Stenvall Skoeld suggests that Apple has a 10 percent penetration rate in China with the highest levels of ownership found in urban centers like Beijing, Guandong and Shanghai. The lowest percentage of ownership was found in Tibet which had a 0.1...

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Tim Cook meets with mayor of Beijing

Tim Cook was spotted in a Beijing Apple store on Monday and a report from a Chinese newspaper says the Apple CEO also met with Guo Jinlong, mayor of Beijing, later that day. Details about the meeting are not known, but it is thought he talked about market expansion and working more closely in...

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Tim Cook visits Apple Store in Beijing

According to TechNode, Tim Cook spent his Monday morning with the employees and customers at the Xidan Joy City Apple Store in Beijing. The random spotting, recorded by user STwing of Chinese micro-blogging service Sina Weibo, kicked off rumors that the Apple CEO was in town to talk about the...

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China launch of iPhone 4S goes awry as crowds overwhelm Beijing flagship store (Updated)

The mainland China launch of the iPhone 4S hasn't gone as planned in Beijing, according to reports from Bloomberg, MIC Gadget and other sources. When massive lines of people waiting overnight in sub-freezing temperatures at Apple's flagship Sanlitun store in the capital city began to cause...

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iPhone 4S selling for big bucks on Chinese gray market

The gray market in China is amazing. No sooner does a new Apple product appear on the scene in the US and Europe than buyers snap up a lot of the devices, and they magically appear on the gray market in China. Sure enough, the iPhone 4S is already selling in China --...

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Apple accused of selling refurbished iPhones as new in China

Apple may be facing yet another lawsuit, but this one does not involve patents or location-sharing. The Cupertino company is being sued by six Beijing residents who claim Apple sold them a refurbished iPhone as new. These six customers bought their phones at both Apple Stores and at...

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