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Apple announces imminent launch of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in China

Apple on Wednesday announced that it is bringing the cellular models of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to China starting this week. The iPad models will be equipped to connect to all of China's 3G and 4G networks with support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards, in addition to TD-SCDMA, DC-HSDPA, and...

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Chinese internet regulator gets private look at Apple Watch

Want a private, behind-closed-doors glimpse at Apple's new smartwatch, complete with a guided tour by Tim Cook himself? It's easy! You just have to be China's Cyberspace Administration minister, and how hard could that really be? Ok, so it's probably pretty difficult, but that's the treatment Lu W...

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In China, faux homeless iPhone owners busted for begging

Here's a tip for the would-be panhandler: don't flash your new iPhone in public if you're looking for contributions. According to a report by China's Xinhua news agency, a foursome of supposed vagrants was busted by local police in the Chongqing Municipality of China when it was discovered that th...

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Tim Cook wants to bring Apple Pay to China

Tim Cook earlier this week traveled to China where he met with Chinese authorities to discuss a gamut of privacy issues, including recent allegations that the Chinese government recently set up a man in the middle attack to stealthily capture iCloud credentials from iOS users. In an interview...

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Tim Cook says Apple plans to open 25 new retail stores in China within 2 years

Tim Cook was in China recently where the Apple CEO took a stroll through Foxconn to check out the iPhone manufacturing process up close and personal. And oh yes, there was that small matter of meeting with Chinese authorities over alleged state-sponsored iCloud attacks. In an interview conducte...

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Tim Cook meets with Chinese authorities over iCloud attacks

What do you do when you're the CEO of Apple and hackers are targeting Chinese users of your iCloud service? You set up a meeting with the vice premier of the country, Ma Kai, to discuss what can be done to protect the data of users and how to strengthen communication between your company and the C...

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Chinese pre-orders of iPhone 6 handsets: Two million in six hours

After having to wait for the iPhone 6 launch due to a regulatory kerfuffle, Chinese citizens are apparently hyper-excited about the launch of the new handsets, pre-ordering over two million in just six hours. What's funny about this is that the phones weren't even supposed to be available for p...

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iPhone 6 models to go on sale in China on October 17

Apple early on Tuesday issued a press release announcing that both new iPhone 6 models will go on sale in China beginning on Friday, October 17. Pre-orders will naturally begin one week earlier on Friday, October 10. "We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China o...

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Apple receives one of two regulatory licenses needed to sell iPhone 6 models in China

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus go on sale in 10 countries across the globe tomorrow, with a second launch phase slated to begin two weeks later. What we don't know yet, though, is when Apple's next-gen iPhone models will land in China, the company's fastest growing market. According to initial ...

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iPhone 6 launch in China delayed pending regulatory approval

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will hit store shelves in 10 countries around the world come September 19. Notably, and surprisingly, China won't be one of them. According to a recent piece in the New York Times, Apple's new iPhone models for some reason haven't yet received regulatory approval fr...

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Apple now using China Telecom servers to store customer data in China

Apple has reportedly begun storing data from iPhone users in China in data centers operated by "state-controlled China Telecom." Originally reported by the Wall Street Journal, the move comes amidst allegations from elements within the Chinese media which have claimed that the iPhone poses a secur...

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Apple contributes $1.6 million to Chinese earthquake relief

Apple and China have had a somewhat shaky relationship as of late -- with state-run news decrying the iPhone as a threat and rumors of government bans on Apple products (though there seems to be some conflicting reports on this point) -- but in the wake of China's 6.5 magnitude quake that hit the ...

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Citing security concerns, Chinese government removes all Apple products from its procurement list

Citing concerns that Apple products pose a security threat, the Chinese government last month removed all Apple products from an official government procurement list. Bloomberg reports: Apple is the latest U.S. technology company to be excluded from Chinese government purchases amid escalating ...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 24, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some 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 player at the top of ...

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Apple pushes further into Chinese retail with 12th Apple Store, opening August 2

Apple may not have gone for the bargain-basement iPhone many were theorizing the company would offer for the Chinese market, but you can't say the company isn't taking its new effort in China seriously. On August 2, the company will open its twelfth retail location, which will mark the second new ...

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