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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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3 hours ago

Apple begins shipping iPhone 6 Plus units out of China

Sep 15 2014 5:24pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

We can confirm via several different people who ordered the device—including some of the 9to5Mac staff—that Apple has begun shipping iPhone 6 Plus units to customers. As expected, looking up these shipments with their UPS tracking numbers reveals expected delivery dates of September 19th, the very same day that the phone is expected to start appearing in stores across the US. This comes following the surfacing of actual working units of Apple’s new flagsh ...
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4 hours ago

iPhone 6, 6 Plus spotted in public in China, Vietnam

Sep 15 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: MacNN

Photos from websites in China and Vietnam show what are claimed to be completed iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units, even though the products are only officially shipping on Friday. In Vietnam the devices are said to have been spotted in a Red River restaurant by an Associated Press reporter. To gauge their authenticity, the reporter tested apps like Messages and Siri. Chinese images of the phones stem from people on MacX's for ...
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6 hours ago

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Models Popping Up in China, Vietnam Ahead of September 19 Launch

Sep 15 2014 1:57pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not expected to be delivered to customers and released to stores until Friday, September 19, some devices have already begun showing up in Vietnam and China. According to Dan Tri [Google Translate] an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were spotted in a Red River restaurant in Vietnam by an AP reporter, who confirmed the legitimacy of the devices. The reporter is said to have tested features like Messages and Siri to confirm that the dev ...
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8 hours ago

Pilot Posts Photos of 195,000 iPhone 6 Units Being Flown From China to the U.S.

Sep 15 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: iClarified

A pilot has posted photos of a 747 filled with 195,000 iPhone devices being flown from China to the U.S.Yep, that's what I do. I fly stuff. Privileged to be a small part of the Apple supply chain. Just landed a 747 full of iPhone 6's in Anchorage. Another crew will take the airplane on to Chicago. It'll be on the ground at O'hare about 9am Sept. 15. I gave it a little extra gas coming over the Pacific, just to get them here a little quicker. You're welcomeTh ...
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8 hours ago

Photos from inside a 747 flying iPhone 6/Plus units to the U.S.

Sep 15 2014 12:22pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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8 hours ago

Photos From Inside a 747 Flying iPhone 6 Units to the U.S.

Sep 15 2014 11:54am CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

As retailers prepare to begin sending out iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders to customers, shipping company employees behind the scenes are working hard to transport the phones from China to the United States. One MacRumors reader who works in shipping has posted photos of 195,000 iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders that he flew from China to Alaska in a 747, which will then be sent on to Chicago. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus orders in cargo plane, courtesy of goforblacksky. Yep, that's what I do. I fly st ...
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18 hours ago

China market: 4G chipset market heading for price competition

Sep 15 2014 2:30am CDT | Source: Digitimes

Price competition in the 4G solution market in China will heat up soon with Qualcomm unveiling its Snapdragon 210 CPU for entry-level 4G LTE smartphones, accordin ...
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18 hours ago

TV panels produced in China to meet nearly 60% of local demand in 2015, says report

Sep 15 2014 1:56am CDT | Source: Digitimes

TV panels produced in China during 2015 are expected to meet nearly 60% of LCD TV panel demand in the nation during the year as makers including China-based China Star Optoelectronics, (CSOT), CEC Panda LCD Technology and BOE expand production capacity, and as Korea based makers bump up production in order to meet demand for LG Electronics, Samsung Electroics, and var ...
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20 hours ago

Use This Trick to See if Apple Has Shipped Your iPhone 6 Pre-Order

Sep 15 2014 12:18am CDT | Source: iClarified

The initial batch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus orders are starting to ship out from China. Apple is both UPS and Fedex to ship out iPhones.While Apple has not sent out shipping emails or updated the status online to "shipped," users who ordered with Apple can use a trick to find their tracking number on UPS or Fedex.Note that this trick only works for orders from Apple.com!Share Article ...
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1 day ago

First Mobile Phone Sidewalks Spotted in China [Photo]

Sep 14 2014 3:36pm CDT | Source: iClarified

The first mobile phone sidewalks in China have been spotted along Foreigner Street in Chongqing city, reports News.cn.Chongqing is a major city in Southwest China and one of the five national central cities in the People's Republic of China. As you can see in the photos below, the sidewalk is divided into two lanes. One for people using their cellphones and one for people who are not.Apparently, mo ...
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