Apple was already losing ground to domestic mobile phone makers, but the economic downturn and patriotism towards Huawei will make the US giant even more vulnerable, says business analyst Shaun Rein, author of The War for China’s Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order to the BBC.

No tool has changed life in China more than the smartphone, with 640 million users and counting in less than a decade. But a new device is possibly disrupting – and improving – life even more, writes Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub in the China Law Insight: the self-driving car. He paints the upcoming changes, and the way China’s government is promoting that change.

Apple’s Steve Jobs was the first American CEO to discovered China’s massive brainpower potential when he got the first iPhone produced in six weeks time, by 200,000 workers and 8,700 engineers. China’s massive brainpower is a disrupting force for the world, says Beida business professor Jeffrey Towson, co-author of The One Hour China Book (2017 Edition) on his weblog.

Apple has presented its iPhone SE, a cheaper model of earlier iPhones. For the China market, such a more might not be good, says business analyst Shaun Rein to Reuters. They might be copying earlier mistakes on this competitive market.

While the luxury good suffer from the anti-graft crackdown, what the Chinese buy, they buy increasingly abroad, says China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf at the presentation of his eleventh Hurun Best of the Best Awards 2015, a benchmark for the luxury sector, according to the Shanghai Daily.

While Apple´s iPhone 6S got an enthusiastic reception in Shanghai, some observers see some of the glory of the US giant is fading. Rupert Hoogewerf of the China Rich List sees even some of the rich moving to the domestic competitor Huawei, he tells the International Business Times. International BusinessRead More →

Apple´s latest iPhone has been a huge success in China, after the company had more problems entering the China market earlier. But the Apple Watch is going to be a success, expects business analyst Shaun Rein, according to Bloomberg.

China´s proposal to IT vendors to give access to their devices to fight terror has raised the tensions in the industry. Apple seems to have agreed to share its source code with China, and that might cause Obama a headache, says business analyst Ben Cavender in Quartz.

A reasonable price and still a premium, those are the assets of the iPhone 6 as a key gift for Chinese New Year business analyst Shaun Rein notes at CNBC. “The anti-corruption drive is more serious than most analysts realize,” said Rein.

For a long time, Apple did not get it right in China. Business analyst Shaun Rein notes that now the American giant is doing things right and ships more smartphones to China, even more than Xiaomi. From Mercury News.