Happy Year of the Goat!

Year past I would've been on a stage in China Town this week with Georgia Dow and Anthony Casella demonstrating Foshan boxing to the beat of lion drums, and then meeting up with friends for "ice cream" that consisted of red bean, ice, and tofu. That's how we spent most of Chinese New Year when we were in college, and it forever bound us to the people and the culture.

These days we take to the microphone to talk about Apple, a company that's finding Greater China and Japan increasingly important parts of their business, and cities like Shenzhen integral to their manufacturing efforts. New Apple Stores are soaring to the heavens almost monthly, it feels like, as are the numbers Apple reports during their quarterly calls.

Red envelopes filled with money are the traditional gifts given for New Year — choosing a gift for someone else is often seen as presumptuous — and some of that money will no doubt contribute towards new iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

If you're just getting started with Apple and you stumbled upon this post, welcome to iMore. If you've been here for a while, thank you for sticking with us. Either way, may peace and prosperity, health and happiness be with you this year and every year.

Gong Hei Faat Choi. Gong Xi Fa Cai. 恭禧發財.

Happy year of the goat!