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Contextualizing Apple's iPhone deal with China Mobile

After years of speculation, Apple this weekend announced that the iPhone will finally be landing on China Mobile beginning on January 17. With more than 760 million subscribers, China Mobile is, by a wide margin, the largest carrier on the planet. Consequently, the deal presents a tremendous...

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The iPhone comes to China Mobile January 17

It's been a longstanding rumor, and today it's come true. Apple and China Mobile have announced the iPhone is coming to China's largest mobile network. The multi-year agreement calls for the iPhone 5s and 5c to be available from China Mobile retail sites, and in Chinese Apple retail stores on...

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iPhone 5s selling like gangbusters in China

New research data from CounterPoint Research reveals that the iPhone 5s, much like the iPhone in the US, is selling extremely well in China. During the month of October, Counterpoint found that iPhones accounted for 12 percent of all smartphone sales in the country. Of that, the iPhone 5s was by far...

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Glass staircase step breaks at China Apple Store

The latest glass staircase installation in the Shanghai IAPM (China) Apple store broke 23 hours before the Saturday grand opening, according to ifo Apple Store. The site includes photos of the mishap that also damaged the floor underneath. It seems the glass tread fell out of the mounting and...

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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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How to defeat the 'Great Firewall of China' with an iPhone

Visitors to China are often perplexed to find that they can't access Twitter, Facebook or other sites. The reason isn't that they don't have access to cellular or WiFi networks; instead, it's state censorship and surveillance courtesy of the Golden Shield Project, aka "The Great Firewall of...

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Gold iPhone stickers a hit in China following iPhone 5s release

Ahead of Apple's official iPhone 5s announcement, rumors circulated that Apple, for the first time, was going to introduce a gold-colored iPhone. Naturally, the reaction was somewhat muted as folks envisioned an over-the-top and gaudy-looking iPhone being introduced into the mix. In truth, the...

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iPhone's piece of the Chinese smartphone pie expected to double in 2014

According to a new report from IDC, Apple's share of the Chinese smartphone market is expected to double in 2014. That Apple considers China an important part of its overall plan to significantly increase its revenue base is hardly a secret. With rumors that Apple may soon be finalizing an iPhone...

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The iPhone 5c can be cheap in China

When Apple introduced the iPhone 5c, analysts and pundits were taken aback that the device was not as cheap as they were anticipating. How, they pondered, would Apple be able to increase market share without a more affordable device aimed at emerging markets? The result? A huge sell-off in Apple...

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Pre-orders of iPhone 5s begin in China, selling out

While Apple is not offering pre-orders of the iPhone 5s in the United States or other western countries, that's not the case in China and Hong Kong, where the device has practically sold out already. As noted by MacRumors, Apple likely decided to offer pre-orders of the iPhone 5s in China to...

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Apple still offering the iPhone 4 in China

With the introduction of the iPhone 5c and 5s, Apple killed off the iPhone 5 and 4 in most places, instead choosing to keep the iPhone 4S around. However, the iPhone 4 isn't quite dead yet, as the company will continue to offer it in China, reports MacRumors. This is in line with what KGI...

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Apple to investigate claims of labor violations in China factory

Ever since Tim Cook took the reins as CEO, Apple has been much more transparent about working conditions in its supply chain and more vigilant in correcting abuses when they arise. That said, a labor watch group in China recently issued a report pointing to labor abuses in a factory in China...

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Apple sends out invites for Chinese media event on September 11

For the first time ever, Apple will be holding a special media event in Beijing, China on September 11, reports Engadget Chinese. The company sent invites to Chinese press early this morning that feature the same artwork as those sent to American press yesterday. The Chinese media event is...

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iPad market share struggles in China

Research firm IDC reports that iPad shipments to China fell sharply during the second quarter of 2013, dropping from over 50 percent of the country's tablet market to only 28 percent. The iPad is still the top tablet in China, with Samsung grabbing an 11 percent share and Lenovo an 8 percent...

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Daily Update for August 16, 2013

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 (requires...

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