Apple Stores in China offer a glimpse into an alternate timeline with new artwork and iPad Pro displays

On a brighter timeline, Apple Stores around the world are stocked with the brand new LiDAR-equipped iPad Pro and updated MacBook Air. In reality, every Apple Store outside of Greater China is closed indefinitely. The 52 stores that remain open now give a rare look into a global product launch that could have been. China’s … Continue reading Apple Stores in China offer a glimpse into an alternate timeline with new artwork and iPad Pro displays

OnePlus launches its mobile payment service, OnePlus Pay in China

OnePlus has launched its mobile payment service, OnePlus Pay in China. The Shenzhen-based company promised to launch its mobile payment service last year at the OnePlus 7T series launch event. According to ITHome, the OnePlus Pay payment service is available in the “Wallet” App of OnePlus 7T series. OnePlus Pay currently supports banking cards from Guangfa … Continue reading OnePlus launches its mobile payment service, OnePlus Pay in China

Tim Cook says he believes China is getting coronavirus ‘under control’

While Apple has acknowledged the impact of coronavirus on its supply chain and product demand in China, CEO Tim Cook seems to think the situation is improving in China. In an interview with Fox Business this afternoon, Cook explained his thinking as well as Apple’s ongoing work in China. The Apple CEO expressed optimism about … Continue reading Tim Cook says he believes China is getting coronavirus ‘under control’

iPhone 9 will still be announced in March despite production issues due to corona virus

Amid a backdrop of Apple's message to investors warning of its inability to meet its own Q2 earnings guidance due to production issues related to coronavirus, Bloomberg now reports that we can expect iPhone 9 to be announced next month as planned. The report notes that while Apple is struggling to make iPhones at the … Continue reading iPhone 9 will still be announced in March despite production issues due to corona virus

Chinese government blocks Conn’s plan to restart iPhone production

Foxconn is a leading ODM that manufactures millions of iPhones every year in China. Due to Coronavirus outbreak, Foxconn last week announced that it is extending the leave of its factory workers until Feb 9th. While everyone was expecting Foxconn to restart its production facilities from tomorrow (Feb 10th), Chinese government has now ordered Foxconn not … Continue reading Chinese government blocks Conn’s plan to restart iPhone production

AAPL drops premarket as Credit Suisse analyst claims China iPhone shipments fell >35% last month

This week, a few different financial analysts are reporting pessimism towards Apple iPhone 11 shipments. Rosenblatt reported that Apple is reducing production by about 25%. Today, Credit Suisse analyst Matt Cabral said that shipments of iPhone in China fell more than 35% in November, compared to the same month in 2018. Apple infamously suffered a … Continue reading AAPL drops premarket as Credit Suisse analyst claims China iPhone shipments fell >35% last month

Chinese government to dump all Windows PCs by 2022

The Chinese Communist Party Central Office has ordered all government services to replace all computers running non-Chinese software and operating systems within the next 3 years, reports AFR. The move to force China to replace Windows PCs comes in response to increasing pressure by USA on Chinese technology companies like Huawei which restricted their access … Continue reading Chinese government to dump all Windows PCs by 2022

AAPL shares slide as trade tensions increase between the US and China

As trade negotiations continue between the United States and China, AAPL shares experienced their largest drop since August to this week. This drop comes as Donald Trump suggested he is in no rush to come to a trade agreement with China, and that he might even wait until 2020 to do so. As detailed by … Continue reading AAPL shares slide as trade tensions increase between the US and China