Tag Archives: China

Apple Pay’s arrival in China hits snags

Apple is facing an uphill battle in trying to launch Apple Pay in China, according to a Caixin report (via MarketWatch). Although the Cupertino company’s mobile payment system has had a strong start in the US, crucial talks with UnionPay are said to have stalled. “Apple is seeking to cooperate with Chinese financial institutions,” a People’s Bank of…

Tim Cook speaks on Apple’s success in China

China’s growing middle class is noted as an opportunity for growth in many industries. If you remember about a year ago, many were saying that Apple should make a cheaper iPhone to compete in China. When iPhone 5c was announced,  those people were generally disappointed with the repackaged iPhone 5′s chances in China. Now the top smartphone vendor in…

Highlights from Apple’s Quarterly Earnings Call

Today, Apple released their latest quarterly figures. As is usual for Apple’s holiday quarters, they posted record numbers. Here’s some highlights from what was mentioned beyond the straight financial figures. Apple had a great quarter for the iPhone. Overall, Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones, 23.4 million more than the same quarter last year. When…

iPhone 6 sees rising sales in Asia markets

According to a report coming out of The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s iPhone 6 has become a huge hit in Asia markets such as China, Japan, and South Korea. The iPhone is seeing increased market share in all three territories, with the situation in South Korea being most interesting. As you probably know, South Korea is the home of Samsung. Between the…

Apple now accepting UnionPay for Chinese App Store purchases

Apple today announced that it has added UnionPay as a payment option in the App Store for customers in China. UnionPay is the most popular payment card in the country with over 4.5 billion cards issued. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said in a press release: The ability to buy apps and make purchases using…

Apple surpasses Samsung to become top mobile brand in China

Apple has replaced rival smartphone maker Samsung to become the number one mobile brand in China, reports CNET. The Cupertino company outranked Samsung in the country in terms of brand awareness and customer loyalty, according to the China Brand Research Center’s 2014 China Brand Power Index ranking report released on Tuesday. The Research Center…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus see low-key launch in China

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale in China today after regulatory delays. Following reportedly strong reservations and pre-orders in the country, the launch day was fairly low-key compared to previous years. The Wall Street Journal was on the scene on Beijing and reported fairly small queues and respectful crowds: Unlike some past debuts for its…