Proview Technology’s CEO and legal advisor suggest Tim Cook dugout from his own pocket to pay the US$60 million compensation in China's iPad trademark lawsuit--almost the same amount in dividends the Apple CEO had earlier turned down.
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Commodities company Jiangsu Xuebao sues Apple for knowingly infringing its Snow Leopard trademark in China, seeking US$79,000 and apology as compensation.
If debt-ridden Proview wasn't under great pressure from its creditors to repay its debts, it would have sought higher compensation from Apple over iPad trademark in China, said Proview's founder and chairman, Yang Rongshan.
Several consumer associations in different parts of China are jointly criticizing Apple's maintenance terms, including the use of spare parts, the ownership of old spare parts, and compensation for repairs, as these clauses are deemed unfair to consumers in the territory.
China Consumers' Association criticized Apple's repair terms and conditions as "Unfair" in a recent report issued on June 19.
Terry Guo, CEO of Taiwan-based Foxconn which manufactures various lines of Apple products from iPhone, iPad to Macbook, said customers should wait for the launch of iPhone 5 as “the new model will put Samsung’s Galaxy S III to shame”.
With annual sales of EUR 57bn, China overtook EU and became the world's largest clean-tech economy in 2011, according a recent WWF repor
A 23-year-old male worker jumped off a building in Foxconn's Chengdu factory Wednesday (June 13) afternoon, said Chengdu police authority's official Weibo (the Chinese Twitter).Foxconn confirmed a day later the death of the suicidal worker, whose family name was Xie and just joined the company in May, according to Reuters' report.
Three month since its release in mid-March, the new iPad is still unavailable in the official retail channels in the territory.
A standoff Monday night between workers and security in Foxconn's Chengdu factory escalated into a riot, according to local news reports.