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It looks like Apple's time at the top of China's smartphone heap was short-lived. Researchers at Canalys estimate that local brand Xiaomi has once again become the country's smartphone market share leader, snagging 15.9 percent of shipments during the second quarter of the year. In fact, Apple i...

August 3rd 2015 at 12:23pm 0 Comments
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Thanks to the consistently high local demand, the iPhone resell business is rather lucrative in China, to the point where even the company who actually manufactures the devices wants in as well. According to Bloomberg, Apple is about to launch an iPhone trade-in program in China (we're surprised t...

March 25th 2015 at 11:20pm 0 Comments
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Well, it's that time again. Apple has just released its latest batch of quarterly earnings, and wouldn't you know it -- the folks in Cupertino once again sold more iPhones than it has in any other quarter. We're talking 74.5 million phones changing hands since October, up just about 50 percent fro...

January 27th 2015 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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It's one thing to try to sneak a single prohibited item past customs when traveling -- don't do it, obviously, ever -- but it's another to try to get away with smuggling an entire Apple Store's worth of iPhones into a country using only your body. That's what officials at China's Futian Port discov...

January 12th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Want a private, behind-closed-doors glimpse at Apple's new smartwatch, complete with a guided tour by Tim Cook himself? It's easy! You just have to be China's Cyberspace Administration minister, and how hard could that really be? Ok, so it's probably pretty difficult, but that's the treatment Lu We...

December 8th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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After having to wait for the iPhone 6 launch due to a regulatory kerfuffle, Chinese citizens are apparently hyper-excited about the launch of the new handsets, pre-ordering over two million in just six hours. What's funny about this is that the phones weren't even supposed to be available for pre-...

October 2nd 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will hit store shelves in 10 countries around the world come September 19. Notably, and surprisingly, China won't be one of them. According to a recent piece in the New York Times, Apple's new iPhone models for some reason haven't yet received regulatory approval fr...

September 11th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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With introduction of two iPhones last year, Apple looked to gain ground in overseas markets like China. Now, hours after the announcement of its next round of phones, the folks in Cupertino are facing issues getting the new wares to parts of Asia. In fact, it has already told three of mainland Chi...

September 10th 2014 at 5:18pm 0 Comments