Update – March 13, 2010: The other shoe has dropped … The Financial Times is reporting that Google will indeed terminate their search business in China as talks with authorities have reached an “impasse;” Google has drawn up detailed plans for the closure of its Chinese search engine and is now “99.9 per cent” certain [...]
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iPhonAsia.com interview with Hong Kong’s NeonPunch.com The editors of NeonPunch.com, a gadget site in Hong Kong, posed several questions for the editor of iPhonAsia (yours truly). My responses are in a two-part interview: Part 1 Part 2
Update May 5, 2010 > Read Here. Update – March 8, 2010: There were several reasons why WiFi on mobile calling devices (phones) was initially banned in China, and it’s also fairly clear why a compromise has been reached (April 2009 – China’s MIIT authorized a WAPI/WiFi stack), although it’s not definitive that Apple will [...]
In the wake of the latest comments from China Unicom CEO Chang Xiaobing (stating that China Unicom and Apple are engaged in discussions over the possibility of delivering an “official” WiFi-enabled iPhone to China) there were rumors that China Unicom would drop the price of the current iPhone models, which have no WiFi capability (no WiFi chip – [...]
I attended the Apple (AAPL) Shareholders’ Meeting today (Feb 25, 2010) and heard the word directly from Apple Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tim Cook … Apple plans to open 25 Apple Stores in China. Specific timelines for groundbreaking weren’t revealed, but Apple (Tim Cook) did note during the recent Goldman Sachs Technology Conference that Apple was [...]