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Apple doubles down on China as local rivals pull ahead

The shares in the Chinese market has slipped becoming more reliant on govt approvals

Reuters  |  Shanghai/Beijing 

Apple Inc is binding itself more closely to China as its share of the world's biggest smartphone market slips and it becomes more reliant on selling services which require government approval. A flurry of recent action by Cupertino-based Apple underlines its push to get on the right side of China's notoriously tough tech regulators, as it looks to revive sales there. This weekend it moved to block apps used to evade the country's internet censors, a decision that fits with Beijing's recent crackdown on unapproved online content. And Apple has announced it will ...

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First Published: Tue, August 01 2017. 21:27 IST
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