According to a recent report that the Wall Street Journal did, the source checked in directly with Shanghai government’s company-registration database and found out that Apple set up an entity in Shanghai called Apple Technology Service (Shanghai) Ltd. The publication site reported that Apple is inching even closer to bringing Apple Pay to their second-largest market.
For the first time, iPhone sales growth in India has passed Greater China in the three months span in June. This reveals the value and importance of India, where Apple’s smartphone is doing really good. In addition, Apple started a campaign with discounts, buybacks and new pricing; considering the country a prime market.
Although they’re designed in California, the large majority of Apple’s products are assembled in China using parts predominantly provided by the vast network of suppliers from Taiwan. Read more
During Tim Cook’s visit to China last week, the CEO held a meeting at Apple’s headquarters in the country to give employees an update on recent happenings. Read more
Apple CEO Tim Cook, recently opened a Weibo account earlier this week, and started his China tour on Monday with the announcement of environmental initiatives that will step up Apple’s contribution of clean energy to the region, and much more. Read more
In recent news, adoption of the iPhone was up globally during the March quarter. According to a new smartphone market data published on Wednesday by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Europe was particularly influenced by people switching from Android devices. Read more
In recent news, according to an updated support pages document, hardware manufacturers responsible for supplying Apple’s official Lightning to USB cable accessory have moved production beyond China and into Brazil and Vietnam. Read more
Apple is reported to expand their retail stores in China, while coinciding with the Chinese New Year. With that said, a brand new store is scheduled to open in Tianjin on Saturday, February 7th, at 10am local time, as noted on the company’s Chinese retail website. Read more
On Tuesday, Canalys has sent out a report which notes that Apple has garnered first place in the Chinese smartphone market for the first time by units shipped. Read more
Apple’s newest and latest iPhone has launched weeks after an initial release in the U.S. and elsewhere. Several of Apple retail employees, dressed in blue t-shirts and jackets, simply lined up near the entrance of the store and cheered as the first customers were told and allowed into the store, which is something done typically when a new major product is released. Read more