Tag Archives: China

Data shows iPhone SE mostly popular in China and India

It’s pretty clear that the iPhone SE was released to appease a small group of people. With the device being released mid-cycle, the iPhone SE had low expectations from many. However, the iPhone SE is gaining traction from two of Apple’s largest emerging markets: China and India. According to SimilarWeb, traffic to Apple’s website is much lower than any…

‘World’s biggest’ Apple Store opens this weekend in China

Angela Ahrendts shows a prototype Apple Store to Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes If you plan on being in Dalian, China in the future, you might owe it to yourself to check out Apple’s largest flagship store in the world. Opening this Saturday at 10 am in the 8-story Olympia 66 shopping mall, Apple’s latest retail location will be unveiled to the public for…

Design patents granted for Apple’s new-style Chinese Store

Today Apple was granted a design patent what is known as the ‘Glass Lantern’ store, which was opened in Istanbul, Turkey back in 2014. As seen above, the store has a glass rectangle on top, followed by a single pane of glass on each side, with a water feature covering the rest of the store’s roof. Another patent was granted for the Apple Store in…

Apple faces staggered Apple Pay rollout in China

With the millions of iPhone customers in China, some are reporting that they are unable to register for Apple Pay. Apparently, Apple planned to have a gradual rollout throughout the day, according to an Apple representative. Mashable notes that 38 million bank cards have been linked to Apple Pay by 5PM on launch day. While 10 million of them were…

Apple Core 003: The Apple Aesthetic

Episode 003: After a small rant about Apple packaging, Andy, Peter, and Josh talk upcoming iPhones and iPads, Apple Watch usage, and Andy’s new iPad Pro. They then delve into the big topic of the week: Apple versus the FBI, iOS security, and where this could lead Apple and the tech community in general. How to subscribe to Apple…

Apple Pay now available in China through UnionPay partnership

It is currently February 18 in China, and as we noted early in the week, Apple Pay is now officially available in China through a partnership with UnionPay. Apple Pay in China can now be used on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with an eligible UnionPay credit or debit card. Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey told Reuters, “We think…

Apple Pay launching in China this week, according to bank

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has now confirmed that Apple Pay will be launching in the country this week, and the bank itself claims that they will be supporting the mobile payment service on Thursday 18 February. An additional 18 lenders are also signed up for the service, while two of them — China Guangfa Bank Co, and China…

Apple opens up another two Apple Stores in China

Apple seems to be dedicated to opening up retail stores in China as they’re planning to open another two Apple Stores this month. This brings the store count to 32 total, with four opening this month alone. The first store is set to open on January 16 in the IST Mall in Nanjing. While the second store will be opening up on January 28 near the first…