china Stories March 15

Chinese news site Commercial Times has claimed that iPhone supplier Wistron was caught using ‘unauthorized components’ in its production of the iPhone 8 Plus in China.

The report says that Apple ordered the company to halt production when the issue came to light, with assembly suspended for two weeks …

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china Stories March 7

Not content with threatening import tariffs on aluminum and steel that could badly damage US automative and aircraft industries but have little impact on Apple, Trump is now considering far broader forms of protectionism.

His latest proposals could hit consumer electronics imported from China, with ‘the most severe scenario’ seeing Apple products caught in the net …

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china Stories February 28

PSA: Today is when Apple switches over iCloud data of Chinese users to government-owned server

Starting today, Apple will be moving the iCloud data of Chinese customers to a server run by GCBD, a company owned by the provincial government …

china Stories February 26

Apple CEO Tim Cook is to co-chair this year’s China Development Forum – an annual meeting designed to promote dialogue between the Chinese government and global business leaders. Previous co-chairs have included Ford CEO Mark Fields and Caterpillar chief exec Doug Oberhelman.

Cook gave a speech to the forum last year, the first time he had attended. It comes at a time when Apple’s chief exec has been increasing his engagement with China

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china Stories February 14

A brief report claims that Apple will be adding a Chinese NAND storage chip supplier to its roster. The company has in the past bought these chips from Toshiba, SK Hynix and Samsung, but is now said to be in talks with Yangtze Memory Technologies.

The report is light on detail, but does make one interesting claim …

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china Stories February 8

KGI said back in October of last year it was likely that Apple would bring Face ID to all three of this year’s new iPhone models, and this is supported by two new supply-chain reports today.

The reports says that Face ID is coming to the LCD iPhone as well as the flagship OLED ones, and that Apple is diversifying suppliers for the 3D face recognition modules needed for the feature …

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