Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecommunications, and the Internet in China for the IDG News Service.

Foxconn's Hon Hai reports Q1 revenue drop, likely on weak iPhone 5 demand

Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry posted a 19.2 percent year-over-year decline in revenue for the first quarter, with sales likely affected by weak demand for Apple's iPhone 5, according to an analyst.

Evernote originally wanted to make 'egg-like' hardware

Note-taking software provider Evernote originally wanted to delve into the hardware business as far back as 2007, with an egg-like device capable of recording conversations, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.

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Chinese iPhone dealers dupe Apple with fake components

A group of Chinese iPhone distributors have been arrested for duping Apple with fake components in order to obtain replacement parts worth about 400,000 yuan (US$64,117).

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Chinese authorities vow to watch Apple despite apology

Apple may have apologized to Chinese consumers over its warranty policies, but regulators in the country signaled they would keep a close eye on the U.S. tech giant and its approach to customer service.

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Apple apologizes to China over warranty policies

Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to Chinese consumers over concerns about its warranty policies after government-run media attacked the company for its customer service.

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Foxconn's Hon Hai earns record annual profit

Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry posted record annual profits last year, a sign that production of Apple products remains strong despite heightened competition. However, Foxconn's deal with Sharp appears to be in jeopardy.

China's Tencent looking at U.S. opportunities for WeChat app

Chinese Internet giant Tencent is eyeing the U.S. mobile Internet market with its popular WeChat product, a messaging app that lets users send messages, voice recorded notes, and pictures to friends on the service.

Apple supplier penalized for polluting nearby river in China

An Apple supplier known for making iPads has been penalized by Chinese authorities for turning a nearby river in Shanghai "white" after dumping pollutants during the nation's Spring Festival holiday.

Apple's China fortunes rise, despite sagging market share

A cheaper iPhone ? A deal with China Mobile ? Despite having neither of the two, Apple reported strong earnings in the Chinese market in its fiscal first quarter, with revenue buoyed by triple digit growth in iPhone sales.

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits China, meets with official

Cook discussed the global smartphone industry, new trends in innovation and Apple's developing business in China with a Chinese official

iPhone 5 hits 300,000 reservations in China

Demand for the iPhone 5 in China has reached more than 300,000 online reservations with mobile carrier China Unicom, as Apple prepares to starting selling the device there on Friday.

Foxconn considers expanding its manufacturing in the US

Foxconn Technology Group, which manufactures products for a number of tech firms, notably Apple, confirms it may expand its existing manufacturing operations in the U.S. The move could be linked with Apple's plan to bring Mac manufacturing back into the country.

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Apple's iPhone 5 and newest iPads head for sale in China

The iPhone 5 is scheduled for release in China, one of Apple's biggest markets, on December 14 and the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad will start selling in the country a week earlier on December 7.

Apple's iPhone 5 cleared for sale in China

Apple's iPhone 5 appears to have cleared the last hurdle in a series of Chinese regulatory checks, opening the way for the device to finally be sold in one of the company's largest markets.

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iPad shipments jump in China after trademark settlement

Apple's iPad shipments for China nearly doubled in the third quarter, after Apple settled in July a lengthy dispute over the iPad trademark name that once threatened to ban the device from store shelves in the country.