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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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Apple looking to fill more than 200 new positions in China

Apple has a good chunk of the consumer electronics market in the developed world, with the company's flagship iPhone and iPad products still flying off the shelves. But there's still a lot of the world -- in particular Brazil, Russia, India and China -- where the company can make huge inroads....

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China Mobile, iPhone deal hindered by commercial, technical issues

China Mobile is the world's largest mobile carrier, and for Apple, the company represents a way to revive slumping sales in its second largest market. While both companies would benefit from having the iPhone on China Mobile's network, a number of commercial and technical issues have made that...

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Tim Cook meets with China Mobile chairman

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly met with China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua on Tuesday to "discuss matters of cooperation," according to Reuters. The meeting is thought to be a step towards the Chinese wireless carrier offering the iPhone to its customers, though no official statement was released...

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Black market Genius Bar appointments

You've got to love Chinese entrepreneurs. Today the Beijing Morning News reported on how scalpers are grabbing all of the Genius Bar appointments at Chinese Apple Stores, then selling those appointments on the black market. Getting an appointment at one of the crowded stores apparently costs...

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Chinese woman electrocuted by iPhone may have used an unauthorized charger

Ma Aliun, the 23-year-old Chinese woman who was electrocuted when she answered her iPhone, may have been using a third-party charger, says a report in the South China Morning Post and Sina news. China Central Television (CCTV) obtained images that allegedly show the charred iPhone 4 and its...

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Daily Update for July 15, 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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Apple investigating claim Chinese woman was electrocuted by her iPhone

Apple released a statement on Sunday that confirmed it was working with Chinese authorities in a case where a woman was allegedly electrocuted by her iPhone. Apple said, We are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic incident and offer our condolences to the Ma family. We will fully investigate...

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Who needs Apple? Foxconn makes an iPhone-friendly smartwatch

Apple has not announced an iWatch, as many folks hoped it would, and that didn't bother Foxconn. The company that manufactures most of Apple's iPhones and iPads has made its own iPhone-compatible smartwatch, which it showed off earlier this week. The watch looks relatively simple, but it can check...

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IDC: iPhone marketshare in China now at 9%

According to a recent research report from IDC, Apple's iPhone amassed a 9 percent share in the Chinese smartphone market during the first quarter of 2013. The iPhone now is the fifth most popular smartphone in China with Samsung taking the top spot with a 19 percent share. While Apple's...

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