Apple ranked as China’s No 2 smartphone vendor for a full year for the first time in 2022 on the back of solid iPhone demand. Photo: Shutterstock
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Apple tops China’s fourth-quarter smartphone sales amid weak market demand

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While China’s total 2022 smartphone sales contracted 14 per cent year on year to reach their lowest level in a decade, Apple outperformed the market with just a 3 per cent decrease.

Apple ranked as China’s No 2 smartphone vendor for a full year for the first time in 2022 on the back of solid iPhone demand. Photo: Shutterstock

Apple tops China’s fourth-quarter smartphone sales amid weak market demand

While China’s total 2022 smartphone sales contracted 14 per cent year on year to reach their lowest level in a decade, Apple outperformed the market with just a 3 per cent decrease.

3 hours ago

Can TikTok owner ByteDance challenge Meta’s dominance in virtual reality handsets?

After TikTok’s overwhelming success in the social media world, virtual reality has become the next battlefield for Chinese firm ByteDance and Facebook’s parent company Meta.

6 hours ago

Alibaba denies reports it is building a global headquarters in Singapore

Alibaba denies local media reports it is building a new global headquarters in Singapore, saying development in city is for its Lazada subsidiary.

6 hours ago
The Meta Quest Pro headset seen during the virtual Meta Connect event in New York, US, Oct. 11, 2022. Photo: Bloomberg

Can TikTok owner ByteDance challenge Meta’s dominance in virtual reality handsets?

After TikTok’s overwhelming success in the social media world, virtual reality has become the next battlefield for Chinese firm ByteDance and Facebook’s parent company Meta.

6 hours ago
Alibaba

Alibaba denies reports it is building a global headquarters in Singapore

Alibaba denies local media reports it is building a new global headquarters in Singapore, saying development in city is for its Lazada subsidiary.

Alibaba denies local media reports it is building a new global headquarters in Singapore, saying development in city is for its Lazada subsidiary.

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Cybersecurity

Pro-China spammers flood YouTube with unpopular videos, Google says

While most of the content failed to draw viewers or readers, the China-linked influence network has been persistently experimenting with new tactics, posing a continuous threat, researchers say.

While most of the content failed to draw viewers or readers, the China-linked influence network has been persistently experimenting with new tactics, posing a continuous threat, researchers say.

27 Jan 2023 - 5:30PM

Japan, Netherlands said to join US in curbing China’s access to chip-making gear

The joint effort is expected to create a powerful alliance that will undercut China’s ambitions to build its own advanced semiconductor manufacturing capabilities.

27 Jan 2023 - 2:39PM
Japan, Netherlands said to join US in curbing China’s access to chip-making gear

Tencent’s Three-Body gets a thumbs up from Chinese sci-fi fans

Chinese viewers are speculating whether upcoming Netflix version, which is expected to premiere later this year, will be as loyal to original book by Liu Cixin.

27 Jan 2023 - 5:42PM
Tencent’s Three-Body gets a thumbs up from Chinese sci-fi fans

Pro-China spammers flood YouTube with unpopular videos, Google says

While most of the content failed to draw viewers or readers, the China-linked influence network has been persistently experimenting with new tactics, posing a continuous threat, researchers say.

27 Jan 2023 - 5:30PM

Japan, Netherlands said to join US in curbing China’s access to chip-making gear

The joint effort is expected to create a powerful alliance that will undercut China’s ambitions to build its own advanced semiconductor manufacturing capabilities.

27 Jan 2023 - 2:39PM

Tencent’s Three-Body gets a thumbs up from Chinese sci-fi fans

Chinese viewers are speculating whether upcoming Netflix version, which is expected to premiere later this year, will be as loyal to original book by Liu Cixin.

27 Jan 2023 - 5:42PM
The fiasco at Foxconn Technology Group's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

China’s Covid-19 regime is undermining the world’s largest iPhone factory

The fiasco at Foxconn's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

19 Dec 2022 - 9:57AM

India’s share of global iPhone production to be on par with China’s by 2027

That forecast reflects how disruptions in China’s manufacturing industry have prompted global brands like Apple to quickly establish new supply chains across Asia.

That forecast reflects how disruptions in China’s manufacturing industry have prompted global brands like Apple to quickly establish new supply chains across Asia.

5 Jan 2023 - 6:28PM

Apple supplier Foxconn maintains ‘closed-loop’ production at Zhengzhou facility

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

5 Dec 2022 - 8:47PM

Why China’s support for Foxconn in Zhengzhou descended into violent protests

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

25 Nov 2022 - 9:41AM
The fiasco at Foxconn Technology Group's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

China’s Covid-19 regime is undermining the world’s largest iPhone factory

The fiasco at Foxconn's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

19 Dec 2022 - 9:57AM

India’s share of global iPhone production to be on par with China’s by 2027

That forecast reflects how disruptions in China’s manufacturing industry have prompted global brands like Apple to quickly establish new supply chains across Asia.

That forecast reflects how disruptions in China’s manufacturing industry have prompted global brands like Apple to quickly establish new supply chains across Asia.

5 Jan 2023 - 6:28PM

Apple supplier Foxconn maintains ‘closed-loop’ production at Zhengzhou facility

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

5 Dec 2022 - 8:47PM

Why China’s support for Foxconn in Zhengzhou descended into violent protests

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

25 Nov 2022 - 9:41AM
Tech | OPINION
When Twitter was set up, its founders considered a few names before settling on a word popularised in English by the poet Chaucer and meaning a short, inconsequential burst of information like that birds transmit in a chirp. Photo: AFP

Language Matters | From Chaucer via Jitter and Twitch, how Twitter got its name

Twitter’s founders considered calling the service Jitter and Twitch before settling on its current name – but deciding what to call posts on the platform was trickier.

29 Nov 2022 - 7:45AM

Opinion | One small step for Hong Kong, one giant leap for the economy?

That China’s space programme will launch a recruitment drive in Hong Kong can inspire society, including its academic, business and technology elites, to prioritise STEM education. With government support, Hong Kong can carve out a space in the trillion-dollar global space economy.

That China’s space programme will launch a recruitment drive in Hong Kong can inspire society, including its academic, business and technology elites, to prioritise STEM education. With government support, Hong Kong can carve out a space in the trillion-dollar global space economy.

6 Oct 2022 - 3:30AM
One small step for Hong Kong, one giant leap for the economy?

Opinion | Reimagine Hong Kong’s approach to win over global tech talent

Hong Kong is already trailing the likes of Shenzhen and Singapore, so it needs to go all out to become competitive again. Apart from offering subsidies and allowances, the city could also roll out a mentorship programme, widen internship opportunities and provide more versatile training

Hong Kong is already trailing the likes of Shenzhen and Singapore, so it needs to go all out to become competitive again. Apart from offering subsidies and allowances, the city could also roll out a mentorship programme, widen internship opportunities and provide more versatile training

5 Oct 2022 - 8:30AM
Reimagine Hong Kong’s approach to win over global tech talent

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