Apple today confirmed that its iCloud services in mainland China will be operated by a Chinese company from next month (via People’s Daily, China). The firm, called Guizhou on the Cloud Big Data (GCBD), is owned by the Guizhou provincial government in southern China, and will manage Apple’s new $1 billion data center, which opened in the region last year.
Apple said customers based in the country had been contacted and advised to examine new terms and conditions, which include a clause that both Apple and the Chinese firm will have access to all data stored on iCloud servers.
Apple on Wednesday announced its decision to [...]
Apple supplier Foxconn says it has stopped interns from working illegal overtime at its factory in China, after reports emerged that at least six students worked eleven-hour days on iPhone X production lines.
Today’s announcement follows a Financial Times report earlier this week that revealed around 3,000 students worked at its iPhone X assembly plant in Zhengzhou, as the firm struggles to catch up with demand for the smartphone after production delays.
A worker assembles iPhones in a Foxconn factory Apple on Tuesday said an audit had confirmed „instances“ of student interns working overtime at the supplier facility in Henan province, and both [...]
Microsoft has confirmed that Skype has been „temporarily removed“ from the App Store on iPhone and iPad, according to a statement provided to The New York Times.
Apple told The New York Times that it was forced to remove a number of voice and video calling apps from the App Store in China to comply with laws in the country. We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over internet protocol apps do not comply with local law. Therefore these apps have been removed from the app store in China. These apps remain available in all other markets where they do business.
Skype has been unavailable on the App Store since at least [...]
Apple chief Tim Cook was among a group of leaders who met China’s President Xi Jinping on Monday at an annual gathering of advisers to the Tsinghua University business school in the capital Beijing, according to Reuters.
Apple declined to comment on details of his visit. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, who also attended, stated that „every year this trip is a great way to keep up with the pace of innovation and entrepreneurship in China.“
The meeting occurred just days before Apple launches its much-anticipated iPhone X in 55 countries, including China, with hopes the high-end smartphone can revive the company’s sales in the world’s [...]