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Apple Officially Launches Apple Pay in China





Just as it was reported yesterday, Apple has today officially launched Apple Pay in China, making the mobile payment system available for millions of customers in this large Asian country. The debut of the service in China is quite an obvious step aimed at making Apple and its products and services more popular, luring new customers and increasing profits.


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Thursday, February 18th, 2016. 13:05

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Apple to Launch Apple Pay in China on February 18th



According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, Apple will launch Apple Pay in China on February, 18th. The report is based on social media posts shared by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), so looks like the information is trustworthy.


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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016. 16:44

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Apple Launches Apple Music in Taiwan



Apple has recently launched its streaming music service called Apple Music as well as the Beats 1 radio in Taiwan. The launch took place nearly a week after the debut of the service in Turkey.

The Taiwanese customers can use Apple Music for three months for free. Once the trial ends, they will have to pay about $4.50 USD each month. The family plan is a bit more expensive.


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Monday, February 8th, 2016. 20:46

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Apple Became Top Smartphone Vendor in the USA and China in 2015



According to the latest report from a research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in 2015, Apple became the top smartphone vendor in the United States of America and China. New devices, namely, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, allowed to beat the rivals and become the leader of such important markets. Strong demand for both handsets generated record-breaking revenue as well.


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Thursday, January 28th, 2016. 11:22

App Store Dominates in Revenue, Google Play Remains Leader in App Downloads [Chart]



According to the data shared by App Annie, Google Play saw a massive growth in the number of downloads in 2015 that allowed the store to double the number of App Store downloads. Still, Apple’s online marketplace dominated in the revenue generated by the purchases of applications.


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Thursday, January 21st, 2016. 12:47

Apple’s Battery Suppliers Use Cobalt Mined by Children - Report



According to the latest report issued by Amnesty International, Apple and a number of other tech giants including Sony, Samsung and Microsoft are using cobalt mined by child labor in their devices. Apart from that, electric car manufacturers Daimler and Volkswagen are working with the same suppliers utilizing child labor.


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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. 12:29

Trial Production of Apple Watch 2 to Begin in January - Rumor



According to a sketchy report from Asian insiders, Apple supplier Quanta will start the trial production of the Apple Watch 2 at the end of January. The start of trial production in January may mean that the announcement and the release of the wearable device will take place early in spring. Alongside Quanta, such companies as Foxconn, Wistron and Inventec may obtain rights to manufacture the second-generation Apple Watch.


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Wednesday, January 13th, 2016. 20:22

Apple Reduces Price of iPhone 5s by Nearly Half in India



In an attempt to lure more customers and make Apple products more popular, Apple has just reduced the iPhone 5s price in India by nearly a half. Previously, the iPhone 5s price was equal to 44,500 Rupees (about $665) and currently customers can get it for 24,999 Rupees (about $370), which is a good discount.


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Monday, December 14th, 2015. 20:13

Microsoft Releases Cortana to US and Chinese iOS Users



Following the release of the first testing version for a small number of iOS users last month, Microsoft has just released Cortana to users in the United States of America and China. As of Wednesday, Microsoft’s virtual assistant is available on the App Store and can be downloaded for free by all those who have an US or Chinese account.


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Thursday, December 10th, 2015. 15:31

Apple to Release iPhone 6c with 'Colorful Metal Body' in February - Rumor



According to the latest report shared by Chinese insiders close to Foxconn, Apple may soon unveil the smaller iPhone with colorful metal body. In particular, the sources believe the company may announce the smartphone dubbed as the iPhone 6c in January and start selling it in February. This new device will get the support of Touch ID fingerprint sensor, but lack the support of 3D Touch technology used in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus released this fall. As to the price of this mysterious device, it is expected to be around $500-600.


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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. 15:18

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is time to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles are connected with the rumors about the next-generation iPhone and tell us about possible specs for the device. There are also several posts about Apple’s rival platforms as well as apps and tweaks worth your attention.


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Sunday, November 29th, 2015. 17:28

Apple to Launch Apple Pay in China in February - Report



According to the latest report from Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, Apple plans to launch Apple Pay in China as soon as in February of 2016. The Cupertino-based tech giant has reportedly signed deals with four major banks in China and now focuses its attention on the software side of the Apple Pay launch.


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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015. 17:02

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Apple to Open New Apple Store in Beijing, China This Week



Apple has just announced that it will open a new Apple Store in China’s capital Beijing later this week. This won’t be a large flagship store, but rather a small outlet located in the shopping center in Chaoyang, which is one of Beijing’s largest districts. This new Apple Retail Store could boast of Genius Bar and a special workshop area for those interested in improving their knowledge of Apple products and software.


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Monday, November 23rd, 2015. 19:33

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Apple Won’t Use AMOLED Displays in Next-Gen iPhones - Analyst



According to the latest report from a usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple won’t use the AMOLED displays for the next-generation iPhone. The expert believes the company will continue using the TFT-LCD displays for at least three years or even longer.


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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. 20:32

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iPad Pro to Go on Sale in Over 40 Countries Later This Week



Apple has just officially confirmed that the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro will become available for pre-order in the United States and a number of other countries of the first wave of launch on Wednesday, November 11th. After that, by the end of this week, the larger-screened tablet will go on sale at Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and partner stores across the globe. Together with the iPad Pro, customers will get an opportunity to buy the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil.


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