Tag Archive | "China"

Wi-Fi and Cellular models of the iPad Mini and 4th Gen iPad coming to China this Friday

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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As projected by Apple CEO Tim Cook on his recent visit to China, Apple on Monda announced that both the WiFi and cellular models of the iPad Mini and the fourth-gen iPad will launch in China this Friday. Apple today announced the Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad [...]

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Tim Cook loves Chinese culture, has Chinese sister-in-law, and is working to hasten the rollout of new Apple products in mainland China

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Well Tim Cook sure does love China. Not only is he optimistic about Apple’s business prospects in the country, he also happens to be a big fan of the country and the culture, having visited there over 20 times over the years. In a wide-ranging interview with Sina Technology, Cook opened up about all things [...]

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Tim Cook meets with China Mobile chairman Xi Gouhua, says cellular iPad Mini coming to China later this month

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Yesterday we reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook travelled to China this week, marking his second visit to the country in just 10 months. With Cook’s trip presumably still underway, we’re starting to hear just what dear ole’ Cook has been up to over the past few days. First off, Cook revealed in an interview [...]

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Tim Cook travels to China for second time in 10 months

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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With all tech eyes on CES this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook though it was high time to make his second trip to China in just 10 months. China, of course, remains a lynch-pin in Apple’s continued growth and it’s no coincidence that Cook has repeatedly mentioned during earnings conference calls that Apple has only [...]

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iPhone 5 coming to China Mobile second half of 2013 – Report

Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Now this would be a doozy. With literally hundreds of millions of subscribers, and quite easily the largest mobile carrier on the planet, China Mobile is undeniably a golden egg in any handset manufacturers efforts to stimulate tremendous growth. Rumors of the iPhone 5 coming to China Mobile have persisted for some time, and indeed, [...]

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Apple prepping gorgeous new retail store in Beijing

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Apple is getting ready to open up what Senior VP of retail John Browett is calling Apple’s nicest retail store in all of China. Apple is gearing up to open its third store in Beijing on the famous Wangfujing shopping street. Taking the title as the largest store in Asia, the three-story location demonstrates Apple’s [...]

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Thousands lineup for Summer jobs at Foxconn plant in Chengdu

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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MicGadget reports that Foxconn has opened up jobs at its plant in Chengdu for the Summer and that thousands of people lined up in hopes of landing one. And as you can tell from the photo above, the rain couldn’t keep them away.

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Third-gen iPad set to launch in China on July 27 – Report

Monday, July 9, 2012

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Following Apple’s settlement with Proview over the iPad trademark – which resulted in Apple agreeing to pay $60 million to end the dispute – comes a report that Apple’s third generation iPad is slated to launch in China on July 27. MIC Gadget reports as much, though notes that nothing is 100% confirmed as of [...]

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Apple to share advertising revenue with Baidu

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Bloomberg reports that Apple, as part of its inclusion of Baidu as a search engine option in iOS 6 for its Chinese customers, will receive a slice of advertising revenue. The revenue-sharing agreement with Apple follows similar accords between Baidu and manufacturers of handsets that useGoogle’s Android operating system, Wang Jing, vice president at Beijing-based [...]

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China overtakes US in terms of smartphone shipments

Monday, May 7, 2012

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The iPhone is currently available on two of the top 3 carriers in China. The lone holdout is China Mobile which just so happens to be the biggest carrier in the world, featuring over 655 million subscribers as of January 2012.  To put that into perspective, that’s about six times as many subscribers as Verizon, [...]

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Apple addresses working conditions abroad while competitors get a free pass

Monday, April 9, 2012

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For whatever reason or reasons, Apple is seemingly held to a higher standard than most other tech companies. This phenomenon is most apparent when it comes to working conditions in the factories that manufacture Apple products, and in particular, those owned by Foxconn. For some inexplicable reason, perhaps because Apple has money, or perhaps because [...]

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Foxconn strikes deal with Fair Labor Association over employee overtime hours

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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As Apple’s success with the iPhone and iPad continues to reach new heights, so too does the amount of scrutiny the company experiences over working conditions at Foxconn, the company that manufactures a slew of Apple products along with devices from other companies such as Amazon and Dell. Over the past few months, working conditions [...]

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