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Most iOS devices in China sold to customers in urban areas

A report from Chinese strategic advisory firm Stenvall Skoeld suggests that Apple has a 10 percent penetration rate in China with the highest levels of ownership found in urban centers like Beijing, Guandong and Shanghai. The lowest percentage of ownership was found in Tibet which had a 0.1 perce...

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iPhone is fifth most popular in China

Apple would like to see better numbers overseas, but China is proving to be a tough market for Western corporations to crack. All Things D is reporting that Samsung is still king of the hill in China, with Samsung products still earning triple the sales of the iPhone. China is the world's biggest m...

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iOS 5.1 fixes signal issues for China Mobile customers

Remember Monday's post about the problems some of China Mobile's 15 million unofficial iPhone users were having on the carrier's network? In that post, we quoted China Mobile as saying that an upcoming update would fix the problems. Sure enough, that fix came yesterday in the form of iOS 5.1. Our b...

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Apple addresses issue with iPhone 4S on China Mobile

Here's a strange story for you: Apple has worked with China Mobile to resolve issues with the iPhone 4S on the Chinese carrier's network. What's strange about that? China Mobile doesn't officially carry the iPhone 4S... Electronista is reporting that some 4S users cannot activate SIM cards or make...

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iPhone 4S has reportedly received China's network access permit

Chinese website M.I.C. Gadget is reporting that the iPhone 4S has leaped an important hurdle in preparation for sale by cellular carrier China Unicom. The newest iPhone has apparently been tested by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and is about to be given the ...

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China Mobile wants some of Apple's App Store revenue

China Mobile has been quick to talk about the iPhone to the media, but its internal talks with Apple are apparently not as fast and furious. According to a report from AllThingsD, China Mobile and Apple are "firmly engaged" in a discussion about the iPhone, but technology concerns and money squab...

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Daily Update for October 25, 2011

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 (requi...

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China Mobile claims 10 million iPhone users

China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou told Reuters that its wireless network is home to over ten million iPhones. This number is a very small part of China Mobile's 600 million subscribers, but it's surprisingly high for a carrier that does not currently sell any model of the iPhone. These iPhone...

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Apple reportedly gives China Mobile a "positive answer" regarding 4G LTE iPhone

China Mobile has been upfront about its plans for 4G LTE and its desire to have the iPhone on its wireless network. According to Bloomberg, China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou confirmed the wireless carrier has been in talks with Apple about a 4G LTE handset and has received a positive answer. Ap...

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Daily Update for Sept. 6, 2011

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, which is perfect for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inli...

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iPhone poised to take China by storm

It's that time of the year when wireless carriers are reporting their quarterly earnings and leaking tidbits of information about their future financial prospects. Though many carriers focus on ARPU and churn, both China Mobile and China Telecom have been forthcoming about their future iPhone pla...

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Steve Jobs reportedly in talks with China Mobile

China Mobile announced its earnings for the first half of 2011 today and revealed that its executives have met with Steve Jobs to talk about bringing the iPhone to China's largest wireless carrier. The possibility of a China Mobile iPhone has kicked around since 2008, but these rumors recentl...

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China Mobile hints at iPhones in September

Reuters is relaying a report from the Shanghai Daily newspaper that China Mobile will begin offering a 4G version of the iPhone come September. The paper quotes a microblog post by Liu Yang, China Mobile's marketing official, in which Yang wrote: A new iPhone with China Mobile's network will...

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Tim Cook spotted at China Mobile's headquarters

Apple's acting CEO Tim Cook was spotted at the headquarters of China Mobile today, lending credence to recent rumors that Apple is in talks to bring the iPhone to the carrier. China Mobile is the largest mobile phone operator in the world, with over 600 million subscribers, so bringing the iPho...

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Apple, China Mobile supposedly reach agreement on 4G iPhone

A story at MarketWatch suggests that Apple and China Mobile have reached a consensus on a 4G iPhone. Unfortunately, China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou was stingy with the details. Wang noted that negotiations with Apple aren't complete, and didn't provide details other than to say that his com...

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