Apple and a Chinese company have started talks to try and resolve an ongoing legal dispute over the iPad trademark, according to a lawyer involved in the case.
Apple and a Chinese environmental group plan to jointly audit one of the company's supplier factories in China. The move could lead to more open inspections of Apple's suppliers for pollution concerns.
Low labor costs and a growing reliance on automation will ensure Apple supplier Foxconn's newly announced efforts to reduce overtime for its employees won't lead to a corresponding price increase in tech products.
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a top Chinese official on Tuesday, who called on foreign companies to pay more attention to the care of their workers in the country.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook met with Beijing's mayor on Monday, and called for increased cooperation with China's capital city along with market expansion, according to a report from Chinese state-run press.
Apple received Chinese regulatory approval for an iPad device last week, signaling that the company plans on bringing its newest tablet to the country, despite ongoing trademark litigation.
As Apple unveiled its newest iPad on Wednesday, a local firm in China warned suppliers and vendors in the country to stop sales of the tablet or face legal action, in what has become a heated battle over ownership of the iPad trademark.
Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China.
Apple, which already faces uncertainty over ownership of the iPad trademark in China, has filed a complaint demanding a local Chinese luggage vendor stop using the name EPAD.
Apple's lawyers defended the company's claims to the iPad trademark in China on Wednesday during a high-stakes court hearing.
A group of Chinese writers has nearly doubled the amount of compensation it is seeking from Apple in a lawsuit that alleges Cupertino has allowed developers to sell pirated versions of their works in the App Store.
A request for a legal injunction that would have forced Apple to halt iPad sales in its Shanghai stores has been rejected, giving the U.S. tech giant a small victory in its ongoing trademark dispute in China over the iPad name.
Articles by Michael Kan