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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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Apple releases iOS 7.0.5 for iPhone users in China

Apple has released iOS 7.0.5 specifically to address iPhone network issues in China. It's a minor update that's unique to that region, so don't go looking for it if you're elsewhere in the world. This update affects the iPhone 5s and 5c. If you're in China and are having networking issues, go and...

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New York Times downplays iPhone launch on China Mobile less than 12 hours after device goes on sale

Without even waiting long enough to let Tim Cook's signature dry, the New York Times this past Friday was quick to publish an article detailing the hurdles that remain for Apple in China while painting a gloomy picture for Apple's future prospects in the country. The Times report drew specific...

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Looking for a data center tech job? Apple's hiring: News from Jan. 10, 2014

Good evening! Here's the Apple news for Jan. 10, 2014: Apple has posted additional positions for its Oregon-based data center, including data center maintenance techs and a chief engineer for the center. As MacRumors notes, Apple has been seeking that engineer since last year. The story also...

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Morning news roundup for January 8, 2014

Hello! Here's your morning news roundup for January 8, 2014. China, China and China lead the news. Apple has opened an official store on Tmall, China's massive online marketplace. The move comes as Apple looks to increase sales in the ever-important country with 1 billion consumers. Apple will...

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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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