Among the nine markets included in the launch of new iPhones, none showed less interest in the lower-cost model than China and Australia, where 91 percent of consumers chose iPhone 5s over 5c.
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Armed workers at a Foxconn factory in China fight with counterparts from another province, resulting in dozens hospitalized and three reportedly killed, according to media reports. But the hardware manufacturer denies the deaths.
Retail prices of the gold-colored iPhone 5s have almost doubled in China's grey market, but the rest of new iPhones, especially 5c, have received very lukewarm responses.
China's Sina Weibo is still struggling to clock significant profit amid rising cost, five months after securing millions in investment dollar from Alibaba Group. Does it need more advertisement revenue or better user experience?
Sales potential of Apple's new iPhone 5c in China is expected to be bleak, with disappointment among Chinese netizens primarily focused on its high price tag.
Chinese smartphone maker unveils two high-performance devices at competitive prices to combat domestic and foreign rivals.
Jabil Circuit's Wuxi factory, which manufactures the reportedly upcoming new cheap iPhone, violated multiple labor laws including excessively long work and poor working conditions, states report by local labor watchdog.
After huge success in the Japanese market, adultery website Ashley Madison is now making a push to mainland China by testing the waters in Hong Kong.
Two Weibo users allegedly involved in "black PR" business in China have been detained by the police for fabricating rumors and obtaining benefits illegally through their microblogging accounts.
An undergraduate student in China develops a Chrome extension that allows users of social media platform, Ren Ren, to more easily remove information associated with a former boyfriend or girlfriend.
Foxconn reportedly is on a recruitment drive to hire over 90,000 workers in China, putting into question its previous plan to deploy 1 million robots by 2014.
Former teen idol Jimmy Lin has posted pictures of himself with the next Apple handset ahead of its official release, similar to the stunt he pulled last year for the iPhone 5.
By 2017, the Chinese telecom industry is expected to spend 22.8 billion yuan (US$3.7 billion) in IT-related investments, according to IDC, which recommends telcos extract value from existing customers and big data.
An iPhone 5 blows up and sends debris flying, some of which scratch the eye of the female victim who lives in China.
Targeting the influx of tourists to the country, China Telecom launches short-term data packages targeted at these international customers, including US$16 three-day service plans.