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Apple Taiwan about to launch at Taipei 101

The first official Apple Taiwan retail store is about to open, in the capital’s Taipei 101 tower.

Apple China in damage control

Apple China is in damage control mode as sales and interest wane in the tech giant’s biggest international market.

Apple China bracing for fall

Although Apple China revenue rose by 14 per cent in the latest quarter, the company is starting to see a shift in the economy, particularly in Hong Kong.

Apple to nearly treble China network

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes it won’t be too far in the future when Greater China becomes the tech giant’s largest market. In an interview with China’s Sina news agency last week, published in Chinese, Cook said he planned to open a further 25 stores across China, which by Apple’s market definition includes Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as mainland China. Apple’s 15 company-owned store network will grow to 40 within two years, the further beyond that. “We’re investing like c…

Apple to open Beijing store

Tech giant Apple will open a new store in Beijing at Central Mall on January 10. The store in the Chaoyang District spans 500 sqm over two floors. It will be Apple’s fourth in the capital city. The opening comes a week before China Mobile begins distributing iPhone 5s and 5c at its network of retail stores. CEO Tim Cook says Apple, with plans to expand to smaller cities, considers China as an important market.

Apple, China Mobile ink deal

Chinese mobile services provider China Mobile and Apple have entered into a multi-year agreement to distribute the iPhone in China. As part of the agreement, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available from China Mobile’s expansive network of retail stores as well as Apple retail stores across mainland China. “China is an extremely important market for Apple and our partnership with China Mobile presents us the opportunity to bring iPhone to the customers of the world’s largest network,”…

Apple boosts China presence

US tech giant Apple is to expand in China by moving into smaller cities. Apple, which recently opened its fourth flagship store in mainland China in Shanghai, plans to open outlets beyond larger cities to reach out more customers. China, where it achieved a sales increase of six per cent to $5.7 billion in the fourth quarter to September 28, is currently the company’s second largest market after the US. To push growth in China, Apple is also starting to launch products in the nation sim…

The new Steve Jobs?

Can anyone be worth $28 million in a single year? Burberry obviously thought that its CEO Angela Ahrendts was deserving of the package for her work in FY 2012, a year which saw Burberry achieve $3.3 billion in sales and $717 million in profit. The brand’s share price has trebled since Ahrendts joined Burberry in 2006 and set about turning a dusty old trench coat company into a fashion icon for the times. Along the way, the 53 year old small town American girl successfully leveraged what I s…

Apple unseats Coca-Cola as ‘Best Global Brand’

For the first time in the history of Interbrand’s ‘Best Global Brands’ report, there is a new number one brand – Apple. With Apple claiming the top position this year, Google jumps to number two and Coca-Cola, the brand that held the number one position for 13 consecutive years, moves to number three. This year, the total value of all 100 Best Global Brands is US$$1.5 trillion – an 8.4 per cent record increase over the total value of the 100 Best Global Brands in 2012. Apple has appea…

Apple reports ‘greatest quarter ever’ in China

Tech giant to double store network as sales rise.