Apple has claimed the title of the leading smartphone seller in China for the first time in 2023, as per preliminary data released by the International Data Corporation (IDC).
The social network has inaugurated its first European data center in Ireland to allay fears of potential privacy breaches and surveillance from China by moving European users’ data to the Old Continent.
The GSMA predicts that 5G will overtake LTE as the dominant mobile technology in China in 2024, and the country is also expected to be the first to reach the milestone of 1 billion next-generation connections.
The US is ramping up efforts to try to thwart China’s progress in the semiconductor industry – crucial to everything from smartphones to weapons of war.
The Biden administration’s latest move to prevent China from gaining access to American technology that drives data centers and supercomputers may be the most extensive ever.