iQOO Z9 Turbo AnTuTu score revealed, early reservation open in China

The iQOO Z9 Turbo is set to launch in China on April 24 and we already got confirmation that the device will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 and a 6,000 mAh battery. The device is now up for early reservations in China with those interested can reserve their Z9 Turbo making sure […]

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Apple Now Assembles 14% of iPhones in India

Apple now produces as much as 14% of its iPhones in India, indicating the company’s accelerating efforts to diversify beyond China (via Bloomberg). The figure accounts for $14 billion of assembled iPhones in the country, or about 1 in 7 of the company’s flagship devices, a doubling of production compared to the last fiscal year. […]

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Microsoft Gaming’s Blizzard Entertainment games are coming back to China thanks to a new deal with NetEase, while also ‘exploring ways to bring more new titles to Xbox’

What you need to know Blizzard Entertainment games were published in China with help from Chinese gaming company NetEase until 2022.  The deal ended after relations between the companies reportedly soured, with NetEase president Simon Zhu blaming a “jerk” at Activision Blizzard.  A new deal signed by Microsoft Gaming, Blizzard Entertainment, and NetEase will bring […]

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Microsoft flags deceptive strategies and AI-generated disinformation from China that could potentially disrupt the upcoming US election

What you need to know Microsoft has published a report highlighting how China is leveraging AI to disrupt elections across South Korea, India, and the US. The tech giant details that China’s threat to the electoral process “remains low” but warns it could get severe with time as its deceitful ploys become more sophisticated.  Microsoft […]

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Samsung puts more workers on mobile OLEDs as China threatens its lead

Samsung Display has long been the leading supplier of mobile OLED panels across the globe. It had managed to build a healthy lead based on its technological advancement, production capabilities, and pricing powers. However, all that has been under threat for a few years from Chinese display manufacturers, most notably BOE. BOE has been gradually […]

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Realme GT Neo6 SE early reservations in China now open

Realme has now started early reservations for its soon-to-launch GT Neo6 SE in China. Buyers can now reserve their devices early from Realme China web store as well as local online retailers JD.com, Tmall and Pinduoduo. Early reservations also come with select bonuses for the first customers including wireless earbuds, power banks and chargers. The […]

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Apple’s iPhone Shipments in China Fell 33% Last Month

Apple’s iPhone shipments in China dropped by 33% in February compared to the same month last year, according to governement figures (via Bloomberg). A report from China’s Academy of Information and Communications Technology showed that foreign brands shipped around 2.4 million smartphones last month. Given that Apple is the only overseas vendor with a meaningful […]

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Apple’s deal with Baidu for generative AI use in China isn’t done yet, apparently

Yesterday a report from China claimed that Apple decided to use Baidu developed generative AI services in China, but now it looks like someone might have jumped the gun on that. According to a new report today, also from China, the deal isn’t done, at least not yet. Talks may be ongoing, or not – […]

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‘Critical’ Chinese Apps Coming to Apple Vision Pro

Chinese tech giant Tencent has agreed to make some of its most important apps available on Apple’s Vision Pro headset ahead of its launch in the country later this year, The Information reports. Tencent is one of the biggest multimedia companies in the world and its apps and services are ubiquitous in China. It owns […]

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Tim Cook confirms Apple Vision Pro is coming to China later this year

Apple Vision Pro was announced back in June last year and went on open sale in the US eight months later in early February. Apple’s first spatial computer has only been available in the US but we now get official confirmation from Apple CEO Tim Cook that Vision Pro will make its way to China […]

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China wants to ban Intel and AMD chips and Windows OS from state computers

China introduced guidelines that aim to prevent the use of US processors from Intel and AMD. The new rules also want to block Microsoft Windows and other foreign database products in favor of domestic solutions, reported The Financial Times on Sunday. All government agencies above the township level must have computers and servers with hardware […]

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Apple Vision Pro to Launch in China Later This Year

Apple CEO Tim Cook today confirmed that the Vision Pro headset will go on sale in China later this year (via Reuters). Responding to a question from the press at the China Development Forum in Beijing, Cook confirmed that Apple’s first spatial computer will launch in the country in 2024. He added that Apple will […]

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OnePlus Buds V launch in China, could be rebranded as Nord Buds internationally

The OnePlus Ace 3V was just unveiled in China and rumors have been pouring in recently about how it will be launched internationally as the OnePlus Nord 4. OnePlus also announced the Buds V alongside the Ace 3V, and these true wireless earbuds are thus quite likely to be rebranded for international markets as Nord […]

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Apple Posts Vision Pro Job Listings in Australia, China, and Japan Following UK Last Year

Apple this week posted identical job listings related to the Vision Pro in Australia, China, and Japan, as international availability of the headset looms. Apple is looking to hire a so-called “Briefing Experience Specialist” in all three countries. This is a sales position that will involve demonstrating the Vision Pro’s capabilities to business/enterprise customers, according […]

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Tim Cook Visits China Ahead of New Apple Store Opening in Shanghai

Apple CEO Tim Cook is touring Shanghai, China this week, meeting with retail employees, suppliers, developers, the film industry, and others. He has been sharing photos from his trip on Chinese social media platform Weibo. Cook’s visit is timed with the upcoming grand opening of Apple’s new Jing’an store in Shanghai on Thursday, March 21 […]

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New iPad Air Now Shipping From China Ahead of Announcement

The next-generation iPad Air is now reportedly shipping to the United States and other countries in preparation for launch. The rumor comes from the leaker known as “Instant Digital,” who claims that manufacturers in China are now shipping the 2024 iPad Air in two sizes to overseas locations. “Everything is ready” for launch, the Weibo […]

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Apple Vision Pro’s Name May Still Face Trademark Issues in China

The Apple’s Vision Pro headset may still face trademark issues with Huawei when the company launches it in China. As highlighted by the South China Morning Post, Chinese tech giant Huawei registered the “Vision Pro” name in the country in 2021. This registration encompasses a wide array of goods and services, including virtual reality headsets […]

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Apple to Expand Research and Development Facilities in China

Apple is planning to expand its applied research and development labs in China, the company today announced. In a statement shared with the South China Morning Post, Apple said that it plans to expand its research center in Shanghai “to support all of its product lines,” as well as open a new lab in Shenzhen […]

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