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iPhone maker Foxconn has replaced more than half its workforce with robots since iPhone 6 launch

The South China Morning Post reports that iPhone maker Foxconn has replaced more than half of its workforce with robots since the launch of the iPhone 6. The figures were provided by the local government in Kunshan, where the company is based.

“The Foxconn factory has reduced its employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000, thanks to the introduction of robots. It has tasted success in reduction of labour costs,” said the department’s head Xu Yulian … 

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Devices Tagged: AI, china, Dongguan, Foxconn, India, iPhone, robots

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Ben Lovejoy

May 25th

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Xiaomi unveils its first drone — and it costs just $450 for a 4K video model

mi drone 7 Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi officially unveiled its first drone today, ending a week of teasers about it, and the low price of the product might bring some serious competition to the space. Read More

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Jon Russell

May 25th

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China wants to battle traffic jams with this crazy futuristic bus

Traffic Jams China
Traffic congestion is a problem that many cities across the globe continue to struggle with. And while some cities have come up with their own ways to deal with congestion, whether it be a push for public transportation or constructing new roads, a new initiative out of China is without a doubt the most original idea we've seen yet. Meet TEB, otherwise known as a Transit Elevated Bus. TEB is essentially a bus that can drive over traffic, as evidenced by the photo above, although it's just a concept for now. The idea for a TEB like vehicle isn't new, but a working mini-model of the incredibly intriguing idea was recently presented at a tech expo in Beijing.

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Yoni Heisler

May 25th

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GarageBand for iOS and Mac updated with focus on Chinese sounds and instruments

Apple today has updated GarageBand for Mac and iOS to “celebrate the rich history of Chinese music.” The update for both platforms includes a variety of new sounds and instruments that cater towards the Chinese music industry. The update brings GarageBand for iOS to version 2.1.1 and GarageBand for OS X to version 10.1.2.

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Chance Miller

May 16th

Apple

Mac

Report: Apple faces increased scrutiny from Chinese government amid security fears

Last month, Apple saw its iBooks and Movies services go offline in China amid review by government regulators and now it looks as if the company’s struggles in the country may not end there. According to a new report from The New York Times, Apple is among a handful of foreign tech companies that the Chinese government is scrutinizing in fear of security threats.

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Chance Miller

May 16th

Apple

Mac

China bans key iTunes products for iPhone, iPad and Mac

iPhone iTunes Movies iBooks China
The Chinese government decided to ban two iTunes products which may be detrimental to Apple's continued success in the country, its second-largest market after America. China wants to encourage local products and business that rival Apple’s iTunes Movies and iBooks Store, which is why Apple users in the region won’t be able to purchase or rent movies and buy books from Apple anymore.

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Chris Smith

April 22nd

Apple

Report: Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies in China shut down by government agency

Last week, users in China mysteriously saw the iTunes Movies store and iBooks store shut down. At the time, it was unclear why the services went down, but now, the New York Times reports that the two stores were ordered to shut down by the Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Film, and Television.

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Chance Miller

April 22nd

Apple

Mac

Only in China: 6 bulldozers fight it out in the street

Bulldozers Fighting Street China
I’m not really surprised to see six bulldozers going against each other in the middle of the street, during an ordinary day, in China. Crazy things tend to happen over there, and the following video, recorded by an eye-witness, shows these massive machines fighting it out like it’s a demolition derby show. You’d think there’s always a chance that this entire scene was staged for the sole purpose of going viral online, but that’s not the case here. It’s a real rumble in the streets, a fight between men operating heavy and dangerous machinery.

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Chris Smith

April 20th

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iOS App Store brings in 2x more revenue than Play Store despite seeing half the downloads

For both Google and Apple, the operations on their virtual stores are hugely important, as they account for millions of dollars. However, there has historically been a disparity between the number of downloaded applications and the actual money generated by them, a trend that seems to have peaked in the first quarter of this year.

According to App Annie‘s Index Market for Q1 of 2016, in fact, Google’s Play Store saw a number of downloads that roughly doubles that of the iOS App Store, which in turns represents the platform with the highest profitability, with over 90% more revenue generated over its counterpart…

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Edoardo Maggio

April 19th

Apple

Mac

The Most Beautiful Fireworks Show in China Is Literally a Blacksmith Throwing Molten Metal Around

The Most Beautiful Fireworks Show in China Is Literally a Blacksmith Throwing Molten Metal Around

Fireworks, which were invented in China, are obviously a big deal in China. But no fireworks show in any part of the country and very probably the world can match the sheer spectacle and beautiful audacity of the fireworks show in Nuanquan, China. That’s because it’s more of a molten metal show. A blacksmith, wearing only a big hat and a sheepskin vest, just starts throwing and scoop tossing molten metal all against the wall of the city to let it sparkle and rain fire. It’s crazy! It’s so dangerous! It’s so awesome.

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April 11th

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