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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 14, 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 officially rebuts Chinese accusation that the iPhone is a security threat

Last week we reported that a Chinese state-run TV station was quick to call the iPhone a security threat on account of the device's "frequent locations" feature first introduced in iOS 7. In typical hyperbolic fashion, the Chinese media outlet called the iPhone a "national security concern"...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 11, 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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China ID's iPhone as a security threat

Apple holds just a small fraction of China's smartphone market -- and since the company only officially entered the fray earlier this year, that's not entirely surprising -- but having the country's state-run TV station label the iPhone as a security threat probably isn't going to help matters. As...

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Daily Update for February 19, 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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Tim Cook: iPhone launch on China Mobile resulted in 'best week for activations we've ever had in China.'

The New York Times about a week ago published an article portraying the recent launch of the iPhone on China Mobile as something of a disappointment. What made the Times article so utterly bizarre is that it wholly ignored encouraging facts and instead based its premise on the observation that the...

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