iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Already Starting in China

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The iPhone 6 won’t be announced until September 9, and while Apple isn’t doing pre-orders of its own for the new device, a Chinese carrier is taking matters into their own hands and have already started accepting pre-orders for the yet-to-be real iPhone 6. According to China Daily, around 33,000 people have already pre-ordered the […]

iPhone 6 with Massive Screen More Likely as Apple Enters China

Data shows Chinese consumer preference is for larger screens.

The iPhone 6 screen size will likely grow in 2014 as Apple pushes to compete with growing smartphone sizes in the U.S. and looks to offer an iPhone with a larger screen in China. This week the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launched on China Mobile, bringing orders in the multi-millions and spawning lines around […]

Apple Has China In Its Rear View Mirror

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China represents a complicated opportunity and threat to American smartphone-maker Apple. After the dominance of the iPhone and later Google’s Android operating system led by South Korea’s Samsung, China may be leading the charge to fend off foreign competition with its own home-grown mobile operating system. The Chinese government is now backing the China Operating […]

Apple Investigates Reports of Labor Violations at iPhone 5C Plant

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Once again, reports are coming in that one of Apple’s suppliers is violating labor laws in China, and the Cupertino-based company is already on the case. The China Labor Watch is reporting that a Jabil Circuit factory in Wuxi, China (the one said to be producing the shells for the iPhone 5C) is committing a number of labor […]

Tesla Earnings Electrify the Industry (TSLA)

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Yesterday Tesla announced their quarterly earnings to shareholders, and the results were quite good. The market was expecting the company to post a loss in revenue, but Tesla turned around and announced nearly a $0.20/share profit instead. Stocks unsurprisingly surged in after-hours trading following the announcement. In the quarter, Tesla produced 5,150 Model S all-electric […]

Nokia Lumia 1000 Spotted in China Mobile Database; Is This the EOS?

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Chinese carrier China Mobile is now showing a listing for an unannounced Nokia smartphone called the Lumia 1000. At this time, it’s unclear what the Lumia 1000 would be, but specs for the device would be more robust than the current Lumia 920 flagship that’s being sold on U.S. carrier AT&T currently. Nokia had announced […]

HTC Mini Companion Phone is the Perfect Phablet Accessory

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HTC has a new way to help users who don’t want to use a giant smartphone all the time: a Bluetooth companion phone called the HTC Mini. The HTC Mini will come bundled with the HTC Butterfly in China (the Butterfly is the international version of the DROID DNA). The companion device connects to the […]

No Cheap iPhone for China Yet, But Apple Offers Financing Now

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In lieu of a cheaper iPhone model for emerging markets like China, Apple is taking a more aggressive approach to try to gain some market share in the populous country by offering Chinese consumers financing options. The iPhone-maker is said to have partnered with China Merchants Bank Co. to offer consumers a credit card, which […]

Apple Sees 100,000 iPhone 5 Reservations in China in First Day

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During its first day of pre-orders China Unicom, the number two carrier in China, handed out 100,000 iPhone 5 reservations according to a The Next Web report. China Unicom didn’t require payment for the reservations, instead it only asked for an ID card and some other personal information. The people who reserved the device will […]

Apple Bringing iPhone 5, iPad 4 & iPad mini To China in December

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Today Apple announced that it will bring the iPhone 5 and the Wi-Fi versions of both the iPad fourth generation and iPad mini to China in December. The iPhone 5 will release in China on December 14 and it will come in both black and white with the same storage options as the U.S. models. […]

Newman N2 Android Smartphone: Flagship Specs at Bargain Basement Price!

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The Newman N2 looks like it will be an inexpensive smartphone for the Chinese market with high-end specs that are worthy of some of the recent flagships that are announced or released. Expected to retail for the equivalent of $240 without a contract, the phone likely won’t be debuting in the U.S. but it’s still […]

Chinese iPhone Clone-Maker Accuses Apple of Stealing iPhone 5’s Design

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While Apple may have won over $1 billion in damages from Samsung after having accused the South Korean Android smartphone- and tablet-maker of stealing the designs of the iPhone and iPad, a new twist is happening in China as it relates to the next-generation iPhone 5’s design. We had reported that Chinese clone-maker Goophone had […]

Apple Using Lottery System For China iPad Launch

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This Friday, July 20, Apple will release the new iPad in China, but potential buyers can’t just wait in line to pick one up. According to MIC Gadget, Apple will use a lottery system for the Chinese iPad launch. Users have to sign up for the lottery on a special page on Apple China’s website […]

New iPad Comes to China on July 20

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A few months after launching in the U.S. the new iPad is ready to heading to China. Today Apple announced its latest generation iPad will go on sale in China on July 20. Chinese buyers will have the same options as U.S. users. Both the iPad WiFi and iPad WiFi + Cellular will go on […]

New iPad Release Date in China Pegged for July 27th

New iPad Release Date in China Pegged for July 27th

Apple’s third-generation new iPad could hit China as soon as July 27th. According to a report from Chinese blog MyDrivers, courtesy of UnwiredView, the new iPad release date in China is slated for the end of the month and specifically, on July 27th. Apple has not confirmed that date as of yet. The release date […]

Apple Pays $60 Million to Settle iPad Naming Dispute in China

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Apple can officially sell the iPad in China without the fear of naming disputes and lawsuits. All it took was a $60 million settlement with Proview to placate Chinese authorities and the company which originally sold the name to Apple. Apple originally purchased the iPad naming rights from Shenzen Proview Technology through a shell company […]

Motorola RAZR V XT889 for China Launches With Ice Cream Sandwich

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While owners of the Verizon Wireless Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx are still awaiting an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software update, Motorola is launching a new RAZR variant for the Chinese market in the form of the RAZR V XT889 with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. While the design and specs […]