On Thursday, Apple announced that they’ve reached a deal with China UnionPay to bring Apple Pay to China by early 2016. The partnership will let UnionPay cardholders to take advantage of Apple’s mobile payment system on the iPhone, Apple Watch and within apps on the iPad. Read more
In China’s southern town of Shenzhen, there are more than 30 counterfeit Apple stores within a 1km shopping area. These outlet stores actually resemble Apple’s signature stores. Read more
Apple recently announced that they will open a new store in China, according to their main site, which is in the city of Dalian. The store is located near a major port and financial center, and will open up on the 24th at 9:30am, this October. Read more
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