There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on Xiaomi vs. iPhone, pirated software, new iPad quiet debut, Lenovo leaps past HP and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: China’s solar frontier … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week.
Apple’s Macintosh, Sony’s Walkman, Nintendo’s Gameboy — these are just a few of the many awesome gadgets that signified the 80s. It was a time when Nintendo was still dominating the portable gaming industry, and Sony was the one ushering in the new wave of portable music devices, while Apple was laying the groundwork for all-in-one desktop. Geeks all over the world should know these vintage devices, and until 2007, a revolutionary device came out and shocked the whole world, and that’s Apple’s iPhone. With the iPhone, you can browse the web, listen to music, play games, and take photos. Here’s something we would like to see, what would life be like if Apple’s iPhone appeared in the 80s? We made a video to illustrate the scenario. Just for fun.
Here’s something iconic: We took a trip to Taiwan, and visited a bakery shop to try their wildly popular pineapple cakes which are being sold under the name iFong. So of course we had to eat it and tell you what does the iFong taste like. It was sweet, and taste like apple pie. Check out pictures and video after the break!
Look at this. This is what every street light should have. Outside of Nanjing University in China, there’s a very helpful street light that provides eight kinds of charging cables that allowed anyone to charge many kinds of smartphones including iPhone, Lumia phone, Sony’s Xperia and some others.
The China Consumers Association issued a statement pointing out “unfair” clauses in the maintenance terms for Apple’s iPhone. The Association said that Apple had ‘unfair’ repair clauses regarding the use of spare parts, the ownership of old spare parts and compensation for repairs. One of Apple’s repair clauses requires customers allow Apple to use either new or retreaded spare parts in repair, and the replaced spare parts are returned to Apple. That means the company is taking a piece of defected equipment already paid by the customer and reselling those parts after they are repaired to other customers. The Association said that Apple is breaking national repair and return rules regarding computers by using refurbished components …
A four-year-old little boy has stolen an iPhone 4S in a clothing store at Chongqing city. The Apple gadget was placed at the cashier for charging and it was belonged to an employee of the store. After serving some customer, the employee was ready to go back to the cashier and picked up her iPhone, but it was found missing, the only thing left was the data line which was connected to the computer. The employee do remember there is no customer go near to the cashier, so how the iPhone got stolen ?
If you are a fancier of Apple products, this iPhone 3-Piece Bedding Set from China could be one of your collections. It includes a top sheet, a pillow sham and a cushion. As you cannot afford an iPhone, this iPhone bedding set would be a preferable option for you. One more picture after the break.
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that we have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on ViewSonic giant tablet, ZTE new 3D UI, Tencent restructuring and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: a music video performs by an American hip-hop artist that has been living in Beijing … Hope everyone have a great start to your week.
According to Chinese media report, Apple is looking to add Baidu, China’s market-leading internet search company, as a default search engine option in iOS. The Baidu integration is expected to make its way to Chinese iPhone/iPad/iPod touch devices via a software update. Chinese users could see the new firmware as early as next month. The move is not surprise as Baidu is responsible for more than 80 percent of internet searches in China, making it a default search engine option to replace google in iOS do makes sense. Google’s mobile search business is going to be even harder to gain ground in China, the company can now only rely on advertising market. Google’s own Android is widely used in China, but around 80 percent of hardware makers here use Baidu rather than Google. Recently, the government has intention to ban mobile manufacturers from installing Google apps on all new mobile devices.
We knew there’s a newly built manufacturing facility for the iPhone in Zhengzhou, China. And the plant cranks out about 200,000 iPhones per day. Here’s something we just knew today, and really surprised us. 70 percent of the production for the iPhone now comes from Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant, and the iPhone production line in the Zhengzhou plant is aiming to crank out 400,000 iPhones per day. Not enough? Here we have a video showing Foxconn CEO Terry Gou and a Chinese reporter touring the iPhone production line at the Zhengzhou plant. Video after the break.
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