Apple decision to skip congressional hearing on China draws swift rebuke

Apple and Chinese app Tik Tok failed to send representatives to a U.S. congressional hearing convened to delve into Chinese influence on the wider tech industry and consumer data, a move that drew swift condemnation from senators eager to draw ties between large firms and the Asian nation. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple’s reliance on China continues to grow despite expansions in Brazil and India

With Apple products due to face fallout from new tariffs imposed on China by President Donald Trump, including pending sanctions set to impact iPhone and iPad in December, a report on Wednesday shows the tech giant’s reliance on Chinese manufacturing has not waned. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Trump orders companies to ‘start looking for an alternative to China,’ AAPL falls over 4%

President Trump sent a series of tweets on Friday afternoon addressing the relationship between the United States and China. The president ordered that U.S. companies “immediately start looking for an alternative to China,” which sent Apple stock down by over 4 percent. more… The post Trump orders companies to ‘start looking for an alternative to […]

Apple stock getting hammered on renewed China trade war fears

China has not just asked state-owned business to stop buying American agriculture, but it has also devalued its own currency to counter President Donald Trump’s 10% tariff threat on $ 325 billion in electronics — and it is having a profound impact on Apple’s stock and that of its suppliers. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Analyst: The ‘worst’ is over for iPhone sales as price cuts help Apple in China

UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri is out with a new investor note taking a look at Apple’s performance as we enter the month of March. In the note, obtained by Business Insider, UBS outlines why it believes the “worst of the bad news” for iPhone sales is over in China and more. more… The post Analyst: […]

Qualcomm slams Apple’s response to iPhone ban in China, says it should be ‘taking a bite out of sales’

After criticizing Apple in a statement yesterday for its response to China’s injunction against certain iPhone models, Qualcomm continues its PR circuit today. Speaking to Bloomberg, Qualcomm General Counsel Don Rosenberg today slammed Apple for its reaction to the China ban, saying it’s something that “needs to be taken very seriously.” more… The post Qualcomm […]

Qualcomm accuses Apple of violating iPhone sales ban in China, despite today’s iOS 12.1.2 release

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 12.1.2 with bug fixes for eSIM as well as to address the patents involved in its Qualcomm legal battle. In a statement to Reuters, however, Qualcomm says that Apple “continues to flout the legal system by violating injunctions,” despite today’s iOS update. more… The post Qualcomm accuses Apple of violating iPhone […]

Foxconn considering iPhone factory in Vietnam as China trade war uncertainty continues

Apple’s biggest supply chain partner, Foxconn, is looking to start a new facility in Vietnam as a way to hedge against instability and uncertainty in its current production facilities due to the ongoing trade war between China and the US. As reported by Reuters, Vietnamese state media are reporting Foxconn and the Hanoi People’s Committee […]