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Apple opens $50 million R&D centre in China

Apple has invested $50 million in a new R&D centre in China. The centre will focus on developing computer hardware, communications, audio and video equipments.

  • Published: September 30, 2016 10:12 AM IST
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Apple has announced the launch of its first directly invested research and development center in China. Apple has invested a total investment of $50 million to develop advanced technologies for the centre. The centre is located at the Zhongguancun Science Park Administrative Committee. It will employee 500 employees, and will focus on developing computer hardware, communications, audio and video equipment, consumer electronics technology and information technology. Also Read - Grab iPhone 11 with up to Rs 8,000 discount in India, but for a limited period

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It was established with registered capital of 100 million RMB ($16 million) while the total investment is close to 300 million RMB ($50 million). Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, visited China for the ninth time in August this year during which he promised to increase investment in China, and announced plans to set up the research and development centre by the end of 2016. He underlined that he would actively participate in China’s “Internet Plus” movement.

According to statistics released last month by Counterpoint Research, Apple dropped to the fifth place in China’s mobile market in the first quarter, after Huawei, Vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi, which secured 53% of combined market share. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7 pre-orders go live on Flipkart tonight, here are the special cashback, exchange offers

Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus specifications

Apple has recently launched its 2016 flagship device- the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Te smartphones comes with improved design. Talking of iPhone 7, it sports a 4.7-inch HD display, whereas the iPhone 7 Plus comes equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD display. Under the hood, both iPhones run on Apple s latest A10 Fusion 64-bit quad-core chipset paired with M10 motion co-processor.

On the camera front, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sport a 12-megapixel sensor of aperture f/1.8, quad LED flash and optical image stabilization (OIS). Support for 4K video recording and slow motion video recording capabilities are also present. One of the main USP of iPhone 7 Plus is the dual-camera setup at the back a 12-megapixel wide angle lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens (56mm). ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7 Plus clones are already available in China, and look incredibly identical

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.On the OS part, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus runs iOS 10 out-of-the-box. As we all know, Apple has dropped support for 3.5mm audio port and is using the Lightning connector for audio output.

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  • Published Date: September 30, 2016 10:12 AM IST



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