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While Apple has dominated the holiday quarter in recent years, its surge ahead of Samsung over a full year is unprecedented and suggests Apple is weathering an industrywide slump better than its rivals.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2024
Apple passed Samsung as world’s top phone-maker in 2023
Apple's surge ahead of Samsung over a full year is unprecedented and suggests Apple is weathering an industrywide slump better than its rivals.
Apple shares slid 3.6% after reports that Chinese government agencies will ban iPhones and other foreign-branded devices in workplaces.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 7, 2023
Apple falls on report that China agencies are barring iPhone use
The company enjoys widespread popularity in China, its largest international market.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 14, 2022
China locks down tech hub Shenzhen as COVID cases jump
The lockdown, which came after virus cases doubled nationwide to nearly 3,400, will be accompanied by three rounds of city-wide mass testing, according to a government notice.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 5, 2022
Apple aims to debut a new low-cost 5G iPhone and iPad in early March
The announcement will mark Apple's first major event since a new MacBook Pro debuted in October.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 30, 2021
Women force change at Indian iPhone plant after enduring bad food and crowded dorms
Workers reached their boiling point when tainted food sickened over 250 people, leading to a protest that shut down a plant where 17,000 had been working.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 4, 2020
Apple App Store draws fresh scrutiny in Japan, the epicenter of gaming
Epic Games Inc.'s decision to sue Apple over its mobile store practices sparks new scrutiny and prompts questions about how to counter the tech giant's dominance.
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 26, 2020
J&J and iPhone maker team to study if app for Apple Watch can detect atrial fibrillation early
Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it would partner with Apple Inc. on a study to use an iPhone app and the Apple Watch to study how earlier detection of atrial fibrillation impacts stroke in people aged 65 or older.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 4, 2020
If Google shares less data, rivals shout antitrust; if it opens up, privacy advocates cry foul
Google LLC is limiting access to key tools that track ad spending, disrupting hundreds of marketers and underscoring the powerful role the search giant plays in the digital advertising industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 10, 2019
Apple may spark upgrade rush with new iPhones and tight pricing
Apple Inc. could sell as many as 200 million of its latest iPhones from existing users upgrading their older devices and much of that demand will come from China despite the ongoing trade war with the U.S., several Wall Street analysts said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 5, 2019
Apple to open largest Japan outlet in Tokyo's Marunouchi business district
U.S. technology giant Apple Inc. is set to open its largest directly run Japanese outlet in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo on Saturday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 9, 2019
Apple and Goldman Sachs roll out virtual credit card
Apple Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. rolled out a virtual credit card on Tuesday, which will help the iPhone-maker diversify from device sales and also build out the Wall Street bank's new consumer business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 21, 2019
Apple warns against China tariffs, saying iPhone and contributions to U.S. would be impacted
Apple Inc. urged the Trump administration not to proceed with tariffs of as much as 25 percent on a new slate of products imported from China, saying it would reduce the company's contribution to the U.S. economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 23, 2019
Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone launch over screen problems
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it will delay the retail launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone for an unspecified period of time after reviewers discovered problems with the display, a hit to the reputation of the world's largest handset maker.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 12, 2019
Japan Display may receive ¥80 billion bailout from China-Taiwan group
Japan Display Inc. is planning to receive a bailout of up to ¥80 billion ($724 million) from a group of Chinese and Taiwanese companies in a bid to improve its competitiveness against South Korean rivals, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 12, 2019
Apple iPhone sales in China fell by 20% last quarter as Huawei units surged 23%: IDC
Apple Inc. iPhone sales in China fell 20 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, while sales for smartphones made by home-grown rival Huawei soared by 23 percent, according to data from industry research firm IDC.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 9, 2019
Samsung smartphone users get a shock: They can't delete Facebook
Nick Winke, a photographer in the Pacific Northwest, was perusing internet forums when he came across a complaint that alarmed him: On certain Samsung Electronics Co. smartphones, users aren't allowed to delete the Facebook app.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 22, 2018
As demand slows, Apple iPhone supplier Foxconn plans deep cost cuts
Foxconn Technology Group, the biggest assembler of iPhones, has become the latest Apple Inc. supplier to warn of anemic demand, with an internal memo suggesting that expenses will be cut by almost a half next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 26, 2018
More affordable iPhone XR model hits store shelves in Japan
A more affordable model in the iPhone X series went on sale in Japan on Friday amid expectations that sales will exceed that of the pricier XS Max and XS, which made their market debuts last month.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 28, 2018
Apple to expand iPhone X design with new colors, big screens
Apple Inc. is not only doubling down on the iPhone X, it's tripling down.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 10, 2018
Samsung's new $1,000 power-user phone reflects slowdown in hardware innovation
Samsung's new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at a time when hardware advances have slowed.

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