Two of the three biggest carriers expect to have it in late November or early December
FORTUNE -- In remarks made Friday on the sidelines of the Chinese Communist Party's 18th Party Congress in Beijing the chairmen of two of the country's leading mobile carriers indicated that they may be selling Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 5 even earlier than expected.
China Telecom's (CHA) Wang Xiaochu told the Wall Street Journal that the phone MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 9, 2012 11:21 AM ET
The company's first retail outlet in Shenzhen, China, employs 250, draws huge crowds
FORTUNE -- Three things struck me about Paco Wong's 18-minute YouTube video (pasted below) from the opening Saturday of Apple's (AAPL) first store in Shenzhen, China:
The number (reportedly 250) of retail staffers the company has employed
The size and enthusiasm of the crowd that showed up for free opening-day T-shirts
The number of iPhones and iPads the people in line already own.
In MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 4, 2012 7:33 AM ET
Supplies are tight, say Shanghai scalpers, but should ease in a week or so
FORTUNE -- "iPad mini price fry the 3000 yuan cattle worried not sell."
That, according to Google Translate, is the headline in The Phoenix, a Chinese language website that covers the Asian tech market.
The thrust of the story is that although the Apple (AAPL) store in Hong Kong is selling 16GB iPad minis for HK$ 2588 ($334), the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 3, 2012 6:40 AM ET
Apple built a huge, three-story retail outlet -- the city's 3rd -- just in time for the iPhone 5
FORTUNE -- Remember what happened in January when the iPhone 4S arrived in Beijing? Would-be customers and rival gangs of scalpers massed by the thousands outside the company's two stores. Demand totally overwhelmed supply and SWAT teams had to be called in to control the rioting when Apple (AAPL) halted sales before MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2012 7:18 AM ET
If you're the world's largest company - with nearly $600 billion in market value - getting bigger is a tough challenge. But if Apple can learn how to charm the world's largest population, the possibilities are limitless.
By Bill Powell, editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook, Apple's reserved and soft-spoken CEO, has a tendency to wax euphoric about the China market and his company's place in it.
When asked last year by an MOREFortune Editors - Oct 11, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The contract manufacturer has become a symbol for worker abuse, but the Apple partner isn't the only bad actor in China.
By Bill Powell, editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Hon Hai Precision, a.k.a. Foxconn, has become synonymous with emblematic 21st-century workplace misery. In late September, worker brawls triggered riots at a Foxconn assembly plant in central China. From January to June in 2010, 14 workers at Foxconn's massive operation in Shenzhe -- a MOREFortune Editors - Oct 11, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Why did one survey find 36% first-time iPhone buyers when a second saw half as many?
FORTUNE -- Here's an odd discrepancy.
In a survey of 100 iPhone 5 buyers conducted outside New York City Apple Stores Friday, Topeka Capital found that 36% (the purple slice of the top pie chart at right) were purchasing their first iPhone -- suggesting that more one in three buyers were switching to an iPhone 5 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2012 4:23 PM ET
They arrived Wednesday and settled in for the night in matching red sleeping bags
FORTUNE -- Looks like the launch of the iPhone 5 is about to get political.
Veteran line-sitter Jessica Mellow, who's been camping out in front of the big glass cube of Apple's (AAPL) Fifth Avenue store since last Thursday, reports that at 10 p.m. Wednesday -- a day and a half before the Friday morning launch of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 20, 2012 9:25 AM ET
HP increases number of layoffs; why local entrepreneurs have Facebook beat in China.
Anonymous stole millions of Apple's UDIDs [VENTUREBEAT]
Last week Anonymous claimed it plucked 12 million unique identifiers associated with iPhones from an FBI laptop. Today, however, a Florida publishing company says it was actually its servers that were hacked, according to NBC News.
Facebook's China problem [FORTUNE]
Zuckerberg has said publicly that the company has no immediate plans to enter China. "There MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 11, 2012 5:30 AM ET
CEO Mark Zuckerberg would like to reach the country's 513 million Internet users. Too bad local entrepreneurs have beaten him to the punch.
FORTUNE -- Last May when Mark Zuckerberg wed his Chinese-American girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, a joke began to make the rounds on China's version of Twitter, a microblog -- or weibo -- run by the Internet portal Sina. It went something like this: Chan brings Zuck to meet her MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Sep 10, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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