• Apple may face backlash in China over demanding App Store cut on tips

    8 days ago - By The Verge

    Chinese app makers are reportedly upset with Apple after it issued a new policy that recognizes tips as in-app purchases, according to The Wall Street Journal . This means small donations made from inside popular social networks in China will soon be made eligible for Apple's 30 percent revenue cut.
    Unlike in the US and other Western markets, in-app tipping is a more common display of gratitude in China toward writers, developers, and other content creators who give out stuff for free. However, Apple last month demanded app makers disable the tipping function per the new App Store rules...
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  • Woman was reportedly burned by Beats headphones, Apple blames 'third-party' AAA batteries

    Woman was reportedly burned by Beats headphones, Apple blames 'third-party' AAA batteries

    8 days ago - By The Verge

    The woman whose headphones caught fire during a February flight from Beijing, China to Melbourne, Australia was wearing a pair of AAA-powered Beats, according to the Australian Associated Press . What's more, the report states that a representative for Apple, which bought Beats in 2014 , told the woman's lawyer that the company's investigation into the incident blames the use of a “third-party battery" for the cause of the explosion, though it's unclear what that means. Apple has not responded to a request for comment.
    The woman, whose name has not been released, was asleep during the...
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  • Apple may be playing with fire in China

    Apple may be playing with fire in China

    8 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    When Apple released its earnings report for the March quarter, there was one data point that jumped off the page regarding iPhone sales. Although iPhone sales declined 1% year over year, Apple saw its revenue increase in every geographic region the company operates in, save for China. Specifically, Apple saw its revenue in China drop by 14% year over year, a factor widely attributed to slumping iPhone sales during the March quarter. And though the iPhone 7 Plus was more popular among Chinese consumers than Apple anticipated, Tim Cook conceded during Apple's conference call that older...
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