Apple is facing an uphill struggle in its attempts to wean Chinese smartphone users off cheaper rival devices in a saturated mobile market, according to a new Bloomberg report.
With Apple gearing up to sell its most ambitious but most expensive iPhone yet, local competitors like Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are already poised to compete by launching their own less expensive feature-packed devices around Apple’s September 12 „iPhone 8“ launch date.
Unofficial „iPhone 8“ poster spotted in Chinese store (via Slashleaks) While it sticks to a global template that’s served it well, local vendors have become adept at technology design while [...]
China-based smartphone vendors are set to follow Apple lockstep into the all-screen handset era as competition in the Chinese smartphone market heats up in the second half of 2017 (via DigiTimes).
With much of the media attention focused on the imminent launch of Apple’s „iPhone 8“ with edge-to-edge OLED display this September, rival mobile makers including Huawei, Xiaomi, and Gionee have been quietly pushing ahead with their own all-screen alternatives.
Mi Mix 2 concept by Benjamin Geskin Following a successful comeback in the Chinese smartphone market in the first half of 2017 after a setback the previous year, Xiaomi plans to further enhance [...]
A group of 28 developers in China have enlisted a local law firm to file a complaint against Apple in a case alleging that the company engaged in „monopolistic behavior“ during some of the actions it has taken to regulate the App Store in China (via The Wall Street Journal).
Lin Wei, an attorney with Dare & Sure Law Firm, filed the complaint this week and targeted Apple for removing apps from the App Store „without detailed explanation and charging excessive fees for in-app purchases.“ Wei said that Dare & Sure has spoken to different enterprises and received a „very strong response“ from each, related to potential antitrust [...]
Apple is quietly working with Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited on automotive battery research and development, according to Shanghai-based Yicai Global.
The report, citing unnamed sources, claims the two companies have signed a confidentiality agreement to work together on a „scheme“ related to the field of batteries, but no specific details were provided.
CATL was founded in 2011 as a spinoff of Amperex Technology Limited, a large supplier of batteries for iPhones and other Apple products.
The company, based in Ningde, China, describes itself as a leader in lithium-ion battery research and development, [...]