consumer electronics

Android Challenging Apple’s China Strategy

The Diplomat’s Zachary Keck calls attention to two recent reports which detail the growing use of Android devices in China, a trend that may help to explain why Apple issued an apology for its customer service policies on...

Apple Apologizes Over China Warranty Policy

After a series of attacks by state media over the past several weeks, Apple on Monday issued an apology letter signed by Chief Executive Tim Cook that promised to improve its customer service and warranty policies in China. From...

Most of ‘Skyfall’ Hits Chinese Screens

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, launches in China next week after a Beijing premiere held on Wednesday. Its originally scheduled release in November was reportedly delayed to keep the spotlight on domestic productions Back...

Lenovo Looks Ahead From Atop PC World

The Economist details the rise of Chinese computer giant Lenovo, from its humble start in a guard shack to the growing pains that followed its 2005 acquisition of IBM’s corporate PC division: Given all this, its recent...

Is Apple’s Popularity Waning in China?

Reuters reported Friday that Apple’s share of China’s smartphone market almost halved in the second quarter: For the first time, smartphone shipments in China overtook feature phones in the second quarter, with local...

Apple’s Slowing Growth in China

The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson attributes Apple’s disappointing performance last quarter to economic slowdown in China and elsewhere in Asia: Apple future, to the extent that it can continue to be the world’s...

Jena McGregor: China: The Next Big Bling

From Fast Company: Lenovo, which became the world’s third-largest PC maker when the deal went through in May, hired Portland, Oregon-based design consultancy ZIBA to study how Chinese consumers use electronics. A team of five U.S.-based designers and researchers won highly unusual access to private homes where they were able to document Chinese attitudes toward […]



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