New iPhone's high price turns off Chinese shoppers

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Apple Inc will launch an expected "iPhone 8" on Tuesday, hoping the number's auspicious connotations in China will help turn around fortunes in the world's biggest smartphone market after six quarters of falling sales. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Jun 19

Trump told Apple CEO iPhones will be spared from China tariffs - New York Times

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(Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook that the U.S. government would not levy tariffs on iPhones assembled in China, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing a source familiar with the negotiations.

Apr 24

Apple shares drop on more warnings from iPhone supply chain

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Apple Inc dropped nearly 2 percent on Tuesday as investors worries intensified about soft demand for iPhones after a warning from a company that supplies components for smartphones.

Jan 16

China consumer group seeks answers from Apple about slowing iPhones

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese consumer group has asked Apple for information about the slowing of older iPhones after operating system updates, demanding a reply before Friday, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Dec 26

Apple shares drop on report of weak iPhone demand


Shares of Apple fell on Tuesday, hurt by a report from Taiwan's Economic Daily saying that iPhone X demand could come in below expectations in the first quarter

Nov 1

Apple X factor: China buyers rapt by new iPhone, but will they buy?

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Gu Xiaomeng, a 24-year-old primary school teacher in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, says she's excited about the new iPhone X, set to go on sale on Friday. The challenge for Apple Inc is to persuade her to…

Jun 29

Apple's iPhone turns 10

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Apple Inc's IPhone turns 10 this week, evoking memories of a rocky start for the device that ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution and stirring interest in where it will go from here.

May 5

Apple leans on apps as iPhone sales stall in China

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Apple sees stronger growth in its services business as sales of iPhones slip in China's fiercely competitive smartphone market. But that approach could come with its own risks. Ryan Brooks reports.

Feb 22

Apple aims for maximum impact with next iPhone

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Apple’s iPhone 7 lacked the wow factor, but that may have been intentional as it preps fans for its 10 year anniversary phone, says Reuters Stephen Nellis.

Dec 7

Apple says iPhone 6 battery fires in China likely caused by external factors


BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc said external factors were the likely cause of iPhone 6 battery fires detailed in a Chinese consumer protection report that featured widely in state media earlier this week and created a buzz on social media.

Oct 26

In China, some Apple users opt for iPhone makeover rather than buy new

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Some Chinese iPhone owners are giving their old models a makeover to look like the latest iPhone 7, rather than buying new - a trend that could dent Apple Inc's efforts to boost sales in what has been its biggest growth…

Sep 7

UPDATE 1-China's online chatter muted ahead of Apple iPhone 7 launch


SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Judging by the volume of online chatter, there's a lot less buzz in China ahead of this week's expected launch of the new Apple Inc iPhone, and people on the street say they're more likely to "wait and see"…

Jun 17

UPDATE 2-Apple says iPhones still available for sale in China

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(Reuters) - Apple Inc said its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were still available for sale in China after Beijing's intellectual property regulators barred their sales saying the designs had infringed a patent held by a Chinese company.

May 5

Apple loses China trademark case for 'iPhone' on leather goods


BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc has lost a battle for the use of the "iPhone" trademark on leather goods in China after a Beijing court ruled against the world's biggest technology company in favor of a local firm, state media reported.

May 5

Apple loses China fight over iPhone name

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A Chinese accessory company has won a lawsuit with Apple for the right to use the name "iPhone" on its leather bags and phone cases. Ryan Brooks reports.

Apr 27

Apple posts historic drop in iPhone sales; forecast disappoints


Apple reports quarterly results below Wall Street targets and forecasts another disappointing quarter. John Russell reports.

Mar 22

Apple bets new 4-inch iPhone to draw big-screen converts in China, India

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CUPERTINO, Calif/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc is betting a new 4-inch iPhone will spur smartphone users in key markets such as China and India to ditch their larger-screens in favour of the diminutive, yet feature-rich and lower-priced…

Mar 4

U.S. tech companies unite behind Apple ahead of iPhone encryption ruling

REUTERS - Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp, AT&T and more than two dozen other Internet and technology companies filed legal briefs on Thursday asking a judge to support Apple Inc in its…

Oct 28

Apple defies China slowdown fears with strong iPhone sales

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Apple Inc reported blockbuster iPhone sales in China, suggesting that worries about the company's growth trajectory in the world's second-largest economy are overdone.

Jul 9

China relief fuels Wall St. gains; Apple drops

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(Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday after Wall Street found relief in Beijing's efforts to halt a rout in Chinese stocks, which lifted markets around the world.

Apr 28

China's iPhone love sends Apple soaring


Thanks to Chinese New Year and the new iPhone 6, Apple nearly reached 17 billion U.S. dollars in sales in just the last three months.