All these years later, and Apple struggling in China seems like a distant memory. But there used to be a time when the company was looking for a foothold. Which, apparently it found, and the company's CEO, Tim Cook, is the reason why.
Apple makes some curious decisions from time to time, things that feel a little crazy when they are happening. Eventually, though, the public typically gets over it, Apple thinks it's an obviously good decision, and we all move on. (Even if Apple eventually backtracks.) But when it comes to including a charger in the box for iPhones, it certainly looks like that's a choice Apple won't be going back on anytime soon.
Apple has always prevented customers from using curse words and racist language in laser engravings on products. But now, the company seems to have taken the practice one step further in China, a 1.4 billion people country and its second most important market by revenue.
Apple's first iCloud data center in mainland China, built in co-operation with a state-owned company, has now officially gone online following more than two years of preparations.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS:Apple's first iCloud data center in mainland China is now operational. Chinese users' iCloud data is operated by GCBD, a state-owned company. A recent NYT report cast a spotlight on Apple’s iCloud “hard bargain“ in China.
It has been over three years since we learned that Apple would be turning over iCloud data in mainland China to a local, state-owned partner in the region. And now a new report aims to shed light on some of the concessions the company has had to make in the area.
The official Apple channel on YouTube has shared a short film, shot on an iPhone 12 Pro Max, that reimagines a Chinese New Year legend as a contemporary coming-of-age story.
Apple has launched a limited-edition version of its noise-canceling AirPods Pro earbuds in multiple Asian countries to celebrate China's upcoming New Year in 2021.
Apple earlier this year removed thousands of paid gaming apps from the App Store in China, but the total tally could be close to a whopping 100,000 purged games in 2020 thus far.
The Trump government's planned block of China's most popular all-in-one app, WeChat, on the US App Store that the Commerce Department said was meant to "safeguard" national security was temporarily blocked by a US judge who on Sunday ordered a temporary injunction on the side of the app's users.
Enterprise software maker Oracle, the world’s second-largest software firm by revenue and market capitalization after Microsoft, has reportedly enter the race to acquire the Chinese-owned TikTok short video app following US President Donald Trump's divestment order.
If Apple is forced to remove China's popular WeChat app from the App Store globally, worldwide iPhone shipments could decline by as much as thirty percent.
The United States government is increasing pressure on China and the country's technology companies by preparing to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from app stores.