Apple opens China research center to the end of this year
Apple continues to lose the Chinese smartphone market. According to recent reports, sales of copertina in China fell by 32% in annual terms. But despite the saturation, the Chinese market is still one of the most significant in this segment.
For this reason, Apple is trying various devious ways to gain a foothold in China. For example, in late spring the company invested $ 1 billion in taxi services Didi Chuxing, allegedly just to «better understand the critically important Chinese market.»
Now the same source reports that Apple intends to increase investment in the Chinese market. In particular, the company will construct its first research center in the Asia-Pacific region.
The center will be built by the end of the year. Exactly where will the construction of the facility and how much it will cost Apple, is still unknown.