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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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Jul 29 2014 2:57am CDT | Source: Digitimes

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China puts Microsoft under official investigation

Jul 28 2014 4:33pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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Jul 28 2014 8:13am CDT | Source: Patently Apple

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Terry Guo overseeing Foxconn preparations for new iPhone

Jul 28 2014 2:16am CDT | Source: Digitimes

Foxconn Electronics has been actively preparing for production of 4.7- and 5.5-inch new iPhones at its factories in China since July and chairman Terry Guo has been supervising the preparation on the spot to make sure that production lines are in optimal condition, accord ...
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Sign in China store may have revealed next Retina MacBook Pro specs

Jul 28 2014 1:53am CDT | Source: MacNN

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Leaked Photo Reveals Specs and Pricing of Refreshed 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro?

Jul 27 2014 9:53pm CDT | Source: iClarified

A photo allegedly taken inside the Chongqing Apple Store, claims to reveal specs and pricing for an updated 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.The chart shows two standard configurations for the notebook that are priced at 14,288 and 18,688 yuan. That's the same pricing as the current configurations in China. In the U.S. those models are priced at $1999 and $2599.The base configuration comes with an Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz process ...
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Digitimes Research: China sees increased tablet AP shipments in 2Q14

Jul 27 2014 9:23pm CDT | Source: Digitimes

A total of 30.6 million tablet APs (application processors) were shipped to the China market in second-quarter 2014, increasing 10.5% sequentially and 39.1% on year, according to Digitimes Researc ...
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Is Foxconn Trying to Access Sharp's new Brilliant Backlight Technology for Future iDevice Displays?

Jul 26 2014 1:29pm CDT | Source: Patently Apple

In 2012 the Nikkei Business Daily reported that Japan's Sharp Corp would supply technological know-how to Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co for a plant in China that would produce panels for Apple Inc's iPhone and other consumer electronics products. Flashing forward to today we see that a new rumor has reportedly surfaced at Taiwan’s United Daily News which states that Foxconn is currently in negotiations to enter an agreement ...
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China market: Mainstream pricing for smart wireless routers stands at CNY100-200

Jul 24 2014 9:46pm CDT | Source: Digitimes

In the China market, mainstream retail prices for smart Wi-Fi routers fall between CNY100 (US$16.1) and CNY200, according to ...
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