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Apple loses trademark case as China rules iPhone can be a handbag

Apple started selling iPhones on the Chinese mainland in 2009A Chinese court has ruled against Apple in a case it brought against a small maker of "iphone"-branded leather goods, state media reported. Manufacturer Xintong Tiandi registered the word as a trademark for use on leather goods in 2007 and has been producing wallets, handbags and phone cases emblazoned with it ever since. Intellectual property rights have long been a bone of contention between Western countries and China, where counterfeiting is rife.


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Apple bets new 4-inch iPhone to draw big-screen converts in China, India

Apple Vice President Greg Joswiak introduces the iPhone SE during an event at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CaliforniaCUPERTINO, Calif/MUMBAI (Reuters) -- Apple Inc is betting a new 4-inch iPhone will spur smartphone users in key markets such as China and India to ditch their larger-screens in favor of the diminutive, yet feature-rich and lower-priced iPhone SE. "With the iPhone SE, Apple is choosing to aim at an under-served segment of consumers that prefer small screen smartphones and have been reluctant to upgrade," research firm IHS said in a note. Users will be more willing to ditch their larger screens if Apple's smaller phone can match-up in features, analysts said.


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Apple defies China slowdown fears with strong iPhone sales

File photo of one of the first customers holding his phones as Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus go on sale at an Apple Store in BeijingApple Inc reported blockbuster iPhone sales in China, suggesting that worries about the company's growth trajectory in the world's second-largest economy are overdone. Apple's shares rose nearly 3 percent in early trading on Wednesday. The stock has lost about 7 percent of its value in the past three months as investors fret that the slowing Chinese economy would derail Apple's successful run in the country.


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Apple defies China slowdown fears with strong iPhone sales

File photo of one of the first customers holding his phones as Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus go on sale at an Apple Store in BeijingApple Inc reported blockbuster iPhone sales in China, suggesting that worries about the company's growth trajectory in the world's second-largest economy are overdone. Apple's shares rose nearly 3 percent in early trading on Wednesday. The stock has lost about 7 percent of its value in the past three months as investors fret that the slowing Chinese economy would derail Apple's successful run in the country.


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‘Despicable’ conditions at China iPhone plant

An undercover report by China Labor Watch on the Shanghai iPhone factory operated by Taiwan's Pegatron Group is the latest in a series of studies documenting poor conditions at Apple contractor facilitiesAn Apple contractor factory in China houses its workers in overcrowded dormitories lined with mould and crawling with bed bugs, a labor watchdog alleged on Thursday. An undercover report by China Labor Watch on the Shanghai iPhone factory operated by Taiwan's Pegatron Group is the latest in a series of studies documenting poor conditions at Apple contractor facilities. While Apple has pledged to improve conditions at contractors producing its gadgets, the report said its investigation showed ongoing problems, since a 2013 report on three Chinese factories operated by the same group.


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