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Proview Technology sues Apple over iPad name, iPad sales in China

Although we were under the impression that Apple had locked down the trademark rights to the iPad name long ago, but apparently the folks at Proview Technology in Shenzhen have a prior claim that they're clinging to.

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China Telecom aiming to launch iPhone 4S in February

Beijing Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom, has announced that they're aiming to release the iPhone 4S by the beginning of March, and that the final regulatory certifications just made it through on Monday.

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Apple fights off iPhone scalpers in Hong Kong with new lottery reservation system

Apple has put an online lottery reservation system in place for iPhone 4S pre-orders in order to prevent scalpers from reserving iPhones. This comes after initial sales were cancelled due to riots and crowds.

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Tim Cook speaks out against claims of factory worker mistreatment

Apple CEO Tim Cook has followed up on the New York Times story about the human cost of manufacturing iPhones, iPads, and Macs in China with an email to Apple internal employee. In short, he takes issue with the Times.

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The human cost of manufacturing the iPhone, iPad, and other electronics in China

The New York Times has an interesting article up about the human cost of manufacturing, particularly the cost of supplying to Apple. It details how suppliers approach Apple and what is required of them to produce their products - such as the cost of parts, salaries, and any other costs associated with producing a finished product.

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iPhone 4S store sales cancelled in Beijing and Shanghai due to crowd trouble

 

Apple has postponed selling the latest iPhone 4S in some stores in mainland China after crowd disturbances spoilt its launch day. The main trouble appeared outside of the Apple Store in Sanlitun Beijing.

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iPhone 4S to hit China, 21 additional countries on January 13

Apple has now confirmed that January 13 is the official date the iPhone 4S will go on sale on in China, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guam, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and Uganda.

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iPhone 4S coming to China by end of January

Fortune is reporting that Apple has completed the required steps necessary to bring the iPhone 4S to the Chinese mainland by January 23rd.

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Foxconn to double size of iPhone factory in China

Foxconn is planning to double the size of their iPhone factory in China at a cost of $1.1 billion dollars, according to Chinese news site China Daily.

The base will be centered on the Foxconn Science Park in Zhengzhou, provincial capital of Henan, increasing its current production lines to 95, said the Henan provincial development and reform commission during a conference. The expansion plan, costing 7 billion yuan ($1.1 billion), is expected to bring $20 billion in sales revenue in 2012, the commission said.

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App Store making big big inroads in China

Market research firm Distimo has issued a new report suggesting the App Store made huge gains in the China market in 2011. According to the report, China held just 18 percent of sales compared to the U.S. market at the beginning of the year, but by November 2011, downloads jumped all the way up to 30 percent. Apple also recently started allowing App Store purchases to be paid in Chinese yuan, which should add an additional boost to sales in the Chinese market as well.

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