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China Mobile Coy on iPhone Launch Timetable

At China Mobile’s forum to unveil its new fourth-generation mobile brand in Guangzhou, the company was still coy about its plans to offer Apple’s iPhones.

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Apple, China Mobile Sign Deal to Offer iPhone

The rollout of iPhones on the world’s largest mobile carrier by users is expected to start later this month.

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iPhone 5S Wait Time Drops as Foxconn Boosts Production

The waiting time for iPhone 5Ss has shortened significantly as major assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has been running its factories round the clock, adding more workers to its production lines.

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Hon Hai Makes Push Into Software Development, Telecom Services

In a strategy shift, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is making a push into software development and telecom services, its latest efforts to seek new avenues of growth as revenue from contract manufacturing slows.

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Google Nears Smartwatch Launch

Google Inc.’s smartwatch is in late-stage development and the company is in talks with Asian suppliers to begin mass production of the device, people familiar with the matter said.

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HTC Seeks to Outsource Smartphone Production

HTC Corp. is considering outsourcing production of smartphones in a major strategic shift as the struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker looks for ways to cut costs and retain profitability, people familiar with the situation said.

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Apple Cuts iPhone 5c Orders

The move raises concerns about demand and pricing strategy for the lower-cost device.

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HTC, Qualcomm Work on Redesigning Smartphone Chip

Taiwan’s HTC Corp. is working with Qualcomm Inc. on ways to alter a component for its flagship One smartphone and other new devices, after a preliminary U.S. court win by Finnish rival Nokia Corp. raised the possibility of an import ban in HTC’s major overseas market, people familiar with the matter said.

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Supplier to Ship Two Apple iPhones in September

Apple’s suppliers in Asia started mass-producing components in June for both a standard iPhone featuring a metal casing and a lower-cost version, people who work at those companies said.

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Apple Appears to Be Hiring in China

Some of the eye-catching China-based positions include an environmental affairs program manager, a security specialist and a store specialist.