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Apple Will Open R&D Center In Shanghai, China
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Apple Will Open R&D Center In Shanghai, China

Jan 30 2013, 4:17am CST | by

Massive three-building facility

In another example of how Apple is warmly embracing the nation that it used to only go to for cheap labor, the company has firmed up plans to open a research and development and procurement...

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Apple Will Open R&D Center In Shanghai, China

Jan 30 2013, 4:17am CST | by

Massive three-building facility

In another example of how Apple is warmly embracing the nation that it used to only go to for cheap labor, the company has firmed up plans to open a research and development and procurement management facility in Shanghai, China this summer. The region's Municipal Commission of Commerce has recently confirmed that it granted permission for such a project.

The large facility will include three new buildings in the Pudong district. It is already looking for new employees like an SPS business analyst, an administrative assistant, and an AppleCare team manager.

The total investment from Apple is not clear, but the company will be paying an estimated $8 million in rent every year to maintain the location of the three new R&D buildings.

China has been an increasingly important part of Apple's growth strategy for a while, but now that the company has found itself on a downhill track, China is becoming a much more focal point of interest. The nation still has a lot of untapped potential, but it is also rife with political and societal logistic nightmares.

Unlike in other regions, especially the US, Apple's growth in China was staggering, jumping 67% in revenue over the last year. The most recent earnings report fond that China took $6.8 million in Apple revenue. That is not something to be overlooked.

So, as for what the new business facility will be in charge of, that is kind of anyone's guess. Having an R&D facility doesn't necessarily need to be in China, but its position does make it close to the company's overseas manufacturing partners.

Via Tech Crunch

 
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Tim Cook to explore tie-up with China's Alibaba on Apple Pay

Oct 28 2014 8:36am CDT | Source: Mac World

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China September mobile phone users grow to 1.273 billion, says MIIT

Oct 27 2014 11:24pm CDT | Source: Digitimes

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Tim Cook’s Talk with China About Security ‘Very Open,’ Apple Pay Priority in the Country

Oct 27 2014 10:48am CDT | Source: Pad Gadget

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/China Daily Just days after Greatfire.org reported that China’s iCloud was being hacked and accusing the local government of backing the attack, Apple CEO Tim Cook was already on his way to a meeting with Vice Premier Ma Kai. Although the iPad maker did not comment on the accusations against the Chinese government, Apple did acknowledge that it was aware of “intermittent organized network attacks.” Today, an interview with Cook in China’s State-run Xinhua ne ...
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Foundry houses in Taiwan and China ramping 8-inch wafer capacity for IoT applications

Oct 27 2014 9:19am CDT | Source: Digitimes

Major wafer foundry houses in Taiwan and China are ramping up the capacity of their 8-inch fabs in order to grasp opportunities in the growing business opportunities derived from the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) applications, acc ...
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JDI furthers presence in China handset supply chain

Oct 27 2014 2:17am CDT | Source: Digitimes

Japan Display (JDI) is seeing increased orders from China vendors as it leverages technology from subsidiary Taiwan Display (TDI), including HD in-cell embedded touch solutions at prices on par with China and Taiwan makers ...
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Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

Oct 24 2014 3:53pm CDT | Source: Mac World

Apple CEO Tim Cook says bringing the recently launched Apple Pay system to China is his top priority for doing business the country. Apple Pay launched on Monday in the U.S. and allows iPhone 6 users to make “tap-and-go” payments at compatible terminals in retailers. It hasn’t expanded outside the U.S. yet, but international expansion is on the cards. The NFC (near-field communication) technology it uses is already standard in some countries. Cook made his remarks about China in an interv ...
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Tim Cook Wants to Bring Apple Pay to China, Says It's a 'Really Key Market'

Oct 24 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: iClarified

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an exclusive interview to Xinhua before ending his four-day visit to China.On the trip, Cook visited with Chinese vice premier Ma Kai to discuss privacy and security. Cook described the discussion as "very open", "fascinating" and "impressive", but he declined to provide specifics. The discussion comes following reports that Chinese authorities are using a 'man-in-the-middle attack' to gather usernames and passwords from Chinese ...
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