Apple has threatened to take legal action against a little-known Chinese firm for inflaming an ongoing dispute over the iPad trademark.
Foxconn Technology, a supplier for Apple among other tech companies, said on Saturday it had raised wages for its assembly line workers in China by 16 to 25 percent. The move came amid increased public scrutiny over working conditions at its factories.
Apple's rumored iPad 3 has emerged as the latest target in an ongoing trademark dispute in China.
More than 30 offices across China of a commerce regulatory body are investigating Apple's sales of the iPad in the country, according to a lawyer for the little-known Chinese company that has accused Apple of trademark infringement.
China, one of the world's largest Internet markets, could be out of reach of Facebook because of the Chinese government's strict censorship policies, the company says.
Apple has appealed a Chinese court ruling from last December that rejected its ownership of the iPad trademark in the country.
Apple may be a step closer to offering its iPhone through China Telecom, after yet another Chinese regulator approved a version of the iconic smartphone built for the mobile operator's networks.
Apple should consider launching its products earlier in China, and expand its online distribution there, if it wants to avoid future displays of customer madness, say analysts.
Apple abruptly canceled first-day sales of its iPhone 4S at one of its Beijing stores, prompting an irate customer to throw eggs at the building, and leaving others disappointed after waiting for a number of hours.
Workers at a Foxconn Technology Group campus in China staged a protest last week, threatening to jump off a building if the company did not meet their compensation demands, according to local reports.
A group of Chinese writers has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company's App Store sells pirated versions of the authors' works.
A version of the Apple's iPhone built for China Telecom's networks has received approval from a Chinese regulator, putting the iconic smartphone closer in the hands of customers of the mobile operator.
Chinese authorities continue to inspect a factory that produces aluminum casings for Apple's MacBook laptops, following residents' complaints of unbearable odors coming from the facility.
A Chinese court has rejected Apple's lawsuits to gain control of the iPad trademark in China, where a little-known Chinese firm is looking to ban the tablet from being sold in the country under the iPad brand.
Microsoft said on Tuesday it will license the protocols for many of its enterprise systems to a company that will develop compatible applications for Android and iOS.