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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sold out in just nine minutes in China

Another day, another story about the Galaxy Z Flip selling out soon after it was made available for purchase. China is a highly lucrative market for Samsung and the company has been working hard to regain its lost market share.The Galaxy Z Flip presents the company with an opportunity to target customers who are looking […]

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Apple Declines Request to Testify at U.S. Congressional Hearing Probing Ties to China

Apple has again declined a request to testify at a U.S. congressional hearing that is part of a wider investigation into Chinese influence on technology companies.According to The Washington Post, both Apple and TikTok declined an invitation from U.S. Senator Josh Hawley to attend the hearing, which took place on Monday, February 24. Apple and […]

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Over Half of Apple’s Retail Stores in China Reopened Amid Ongoing Coronavirus Outbreak

Apple has now reopened 29 of its 42 retail locations in China, according to Apple’s store websites in the country that were reviewed by Bloomberg. Many of Apple’s stores in China have been shut down for the last few weeks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.Most locations that have been reopened continue to operate on […]

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U.S. proposing to block chip suppliers from Huawei

Even though Huawei has received another reprieve from the U.S. government on dealing with American businesses, don’t think for one minute that their campaign against the Chinese company is over. In fact, there is now a proposal to block shipments of the all-important chips from global companies like Taiwan’s TSMC, which is a major supplier […]

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10 More Apple Stores Reopen Across China, Other Stores Outside of Beijing Remain Closed

Apple has updated its website to indicate that it will reopen 10 more stores across China, following closures due to the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan.The stores, listed below, will reopen on February 19 for limited business hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time until further […]

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U.S. Commerce Department gives Huawei a 45-day reprieve

While the U.S. keeps accusing Huawei of collusion with the Chinese government, it keeps giving it extensions of their temporary general license. This time around, they’re given another 45-day reprieve, allowing American companies to still do business with them. However, this time around, that is just half of the usual 90-day temporary license that they’ve […]

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Apple Stores in Beijing Screening Customers for Fever Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As expected, Apple reopened its five retail stores in the Beijing area today as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China continues.In a video shared by CNBC senior correspondent Eunice Yoon, Apple employees can be seen checking the body temperatures of customers as they enter the store for signs of fever. Yoon says Apple is also […]

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Apple Stores in Beijing Reopening Tomorrow With Limited Hours, Other Chinese Stores Remain Closed

Apple has updated its website to indicate that all five of its retail stores in the Beijing area will be reopening February 14 with limited hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time until further notice, as noted by Reuters.Apple has yet to announce reopening dates for its other stores in mainland China, which […]

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Foxconn Warns Staff to Keep Away From Shenzhen iPhone Plant as Virus Prevention Efforts Continue

Apple’s main iPhone assembler Foxconn has told employees not to return to work at its Shenzhen facility in China when the extended Lunar New Year break ends on February 10, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg. “To safeguard everyone’s health and safety and comply with government virus prevention measures, we urge you not to […]

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Apple Postpones ‘Close Your Rings’ Employee Challenge Due to Coronavirus and Store Closures

Every year in February, Apple hosts a company wide fitness challenge for all of its employees at its corporate and retail offices around the world.Employees are tasked with closing all three of their Apple Watch Activity rings every day during the month, and those that are successful earn a reward. Apple’s 2020 challenge, which is […]

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Samsung’s Xi’an memory plant is in full production despite the coronavirus

Although numerous businesses in China have been affected by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Samsung’s memory chip factory in Xi’an has been operating according to plan, reveals a Reuters report citing a Samsung Electronics spokesperson.Despite the Chinese government extending the Lunar New Year holidays amid the coronavirus outbreak, Samsung told Reuters that the Xi’an memory plant’s […]

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Samsung shuts down Experience Store in China due to coronavirus

Samsung is temporarily shutting down its flagship Experience Store in Shanghai, China, as a precaution against the spreading of the Wuhan coronavirus, reports South Korean outlet Yonhap News Agency.The publication mentions that the flagship store should be open for business again on Sunday, February 9. At least that’s the intention, but it isn’t a guarantee, […]

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Apple Closes All Stores, Corporate Offices, and Contact Centers in China Through February 9 Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Apple today announced that it has closed all of its corporate offices, stores, and contact centers in mainland China through February 9 due to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, out of an abundance of caution.In a statement shared by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, Apple said it will continue to closely monitor the situation: Our thoughts are with […]

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Apple Celebrating Chinese New Year With Heartwarming Short Film, Today at Apple Sessions, and Gift Guide

Apple has shared a heartwarming short film about three generations of Chinese women coming together for the Chinese New Year. The video, starring leading Chinese actress Zhou Xun, was shot on the iPhone 11 Pro.Prominently featured on Apple’s website in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, the short film was directed by Academy Award nominee Theodore […]

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iPhone 11 Popularity Earns Apple Double-Digit Growth in China

Apple saw a significant jump in smartphone shipments in China last month thanks in part to the popularity of the iPhone 11, according Bloomberg. The iPhone maker’s shipments in China grew 18.7% year on year in December to roughly 3.18 million units, according to Bloomberg calculations based on government data on overall and Android device […]

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Galaxy A40s is the latest Samsung phone to get Android 10 update

Samsung has released the Android 10 update for yet another mid-range smartphone, following the release of the update for the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 in India last month. Android 10 is rolling out for the Galaxy A40s in China and Hong Kong today; this is the third non-flagship Galaxy phone to be getting One […]

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Samsung’s upgraded Xi’an chip plant in China to begin production in 2020

Samsung is going to start mass-producing memory chips at its upgraded Xi’an plant in China beginning 2020, according to XinhuaNet citing Samsung China Semiconductor. Reportedly, the first round of investment for the second phase of expansion should conclude next March, after which mass production can begin.Samsung is expected to then complete the second round of […]

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