Apple Celebrating Chinese New Year With Heartwarming Short Film, Today at Apple Sessions, and Gift Guide

Apple has shared a heartwarming short film about three generations of Chinese women coming together for the Chinese New Year. The video, starring leading Chinese actress Zhou Xun, was shot on the iPhone 11 Pro.

Prominently featured on Apple’s website in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, the short film was directed by Academy Award nominee Theodore Melfi, with cinematography by Golden Globe Award nominee Lawrence Sher.

Apple has also shared a Chinese New Year gift guide on its website in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Likewise, Apple Stores are celebrating the Chinese New Year with a series of special “Today at Apple” sessions called “Modern Traditions” through February 8 in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. “Breathe new life into local traditions through photography and more in fun hands-on sessions for the whole family.”


This year, the Chinese New Year falls on January 25.

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Apple has shared a heartwarming short film about three generations of Chinese women coming together for the Chinese New Year. The video, starring leading Chinese actress Zhou Xun, was shot on the iPhone 11 Pro.

Prominently featured on Apple's website in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, the short film was directed by Academy Award nominee Theodore Melfi, with cinematography by Golden Globe Award nominee Lawrence Sher.



Apple has also shared a Chinese New Year gift guide on its website in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Likewise, Apple Stores are celebrating the Chinese New Year with a series of special "Today at Apple" sessions called "Modern Traditions" through February 8 in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. "Breathe new life into local traditions through photography and more in fun hands-on sessions for the whole family."


This year, the Chinese New Year falls on January 25.

Related Roundup: Apple Stores

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Amid widespread environmental fallout, where does China’s metal mining sector go from here?

Environmental damage caused by mining and refining processes like smelting are not uncommon. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! In the last two years alone, one site lists 10 major tailings dam failures alone; environmental damage from tailing ponds is only the thin end…

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Environmental damage caused by mining and refining processes like smelting are not uncommon. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! In the last two years alone, one site lists 10 major tailings dam failures alone; environmental damage from tailing ponds is only the thin end...

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Rare Earths MMI: No lanthanide concentrate processing limit extension for Lynas in Malaysia

The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) ticked up one point for a January reading of 20. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! Malaysian regulators opt not to increase Lynas’ processing limit Lynas Corp., the largest rare earths firm outside of China, announced in December…

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The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) ticked up one point for a January reading of 20. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! Malaysian regulators opt not to increase Lynas’ processing limit Lynas Corp., the largest rare earths firm outside of China, announced in December...

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iPhone 11 Popularity Earns Apple Double-Digit Growth in China

Apple saw a significant jump in smartphone shipments in China last month thanks in part to the popularity of the iPhone 11, according Bloomberg.


The iPhone maker’s shipments in China grew 18.7% year on year in December to roughly 3.18 million units, according to Bloomberg calculations based on government data on overall and Android device shipments. The increase marked an acceleration from the prior months, which were buoyed by the ‌iPhone 11‌’s release in September. The numbers come from the China Academy of Information and Communication Technology, a government think tank.

Apple’s ‌iPhone 11‌ and iPhone 11 Pro brought significant improvements in battery life and camera quality over previous models, and have been well received by consumers and critics in China.

Apple’s business last year in the country was strengthened in other ways, too. The company benefited from a sales tax cut that allowed it to decrease the price of its products, while investors took comfort in what Apple CEO Tim Cook called a “much better tone” in the China-U.S. trade relationship.

Looking ahead, the double-digit growth in shipments bodes well for Apple in the buildup to the Chinese New Year, which falls in late January this year.

However, the company still has some work to do if it is to put a significant dent in the market share of local vendors led by Huawei, which gained a dominant position domestically last year, despite its struggles abroad.

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Apple saw a significant jump in smartphone shipments in China last month thanks in part to the popularity of the iPhone 11, according Bloomberg.

The iPhone maker’s shipments in China grew 18.7% year on year in December to roughly 3.18 million units, according to Bloomberg calculations based on government data on overall and Android device shipments. The increase marked an acceleration from the prior months, which were buoyed by the ‌iPhone 11‌’s release in September. The numbers come from the China Academy of Information and Communication Technology, a government think tank.
Apple's ‌iPhone 11‌ and iPhone 11 Pro brought significant improvements in battery life and camera quality over previous models, and have been well received by consumers and critics in China.

Apple's business last year in the country was strengthened in other ways, too. The company benefited from a sales tax cut that allowed it to decrease the price of its products, while investors took comfort in what Apple CEO Tim Cook called a "much better tone" in the China-U.S. trade relationship.

Looking ahead, the double-digit growth in shipments bodes well for Apple in the buildup to the Chinese New Year, which falls in late January this year.

However, the company still has some work to do if it is to put a significant dent in the market share of local vendors led by Huawei, which gained a dominant position domestically last year, despite its struggles abroad.

Related Roundups: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro

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Trump trade deals could boost global economy — just in time for elections

What is driving the recent tentative trade agreements — and what does it all mean? Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of trade and tariffs via MetalMiner’s Trade Resource Center. Trade remains critical to President Donald Trump for two reasons. For one, he loves chasing a deal more than anything…

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What is driving the recent tentative trade agreements — and what does it all mean? Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of trade and tariffs via MetalMiner’s Trade Resource Center. Trade remains critical to President Donald Trump for two reasons. For one, he loves chasing a deal more than anything...

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This Morning in Metals: Green Deal seeks to make Europe carbon-neutral by 2050

This morning in metals news, the European Steel Association (EUROFER) offered its reaction to the new European Green Deal, China’s steel output could fall next year and China’s imports of iron ore dropped in November. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! EUROFER lauds carbon…

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This morning in metals news, the European Steel Association (EUROFER) offered its reaction to the new European Green Deal, China’s steel output could fall next year and China’s imports of iron ore dropped in November. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! EUROFER lauds carbon...

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Stainless MMI: Significant nickel price correction leads to a seven-point drop

The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped again this month, by seven points to 74, the third and largest consecutive monthly drop, with nickel prices correcting significantly. LME nickel prices finally corrected, now back to levels last se…

The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped again this month, by seven points to 74, the third and largest consecutive monthly drop, with nickel prices correcting significantly. LME nickel prices finally corrected, now back to levels last seen in late July. While prices held on to higher levels for a few months based on...

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Copper MMI: Uncertain Demand Outlook Holds Back Index Gains

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held at last month’s value of 73 based on November price data.  LME copper prices took a sideways turn during November as uncertainty over the strength of the global economy continued to constrain copper prices. Source: MetalMiner analysis of London Metal Exchange (LME) and FastMarkets. The price continued to…

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The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held at last month’s value of 73 based on November price data.  LME copper prices took a sideways turn during November as uncertainty over the strength of the global economy continued to constrain copper prices. Source: MetalMiner analysis of London Metal Exchange (LME) and FastMarkets. The price continued to...

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Global aluminum production rises in October; China’s production hits 3M tons

Global aluminum production in October totaled 5.39 million tons, according to a recent report by the International Aluminum Institute. Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of trade and tariffs via MetalMiner’s Trade Resource Center. Global production through the first 10 months of the year reached 53.04 million tons, down 0.9%…

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Global aluminum production in October totaled 5.39 million tons, according to a recent report by the International Aluminum Institute. Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of trade and tariffs via MetalMiner’s Trade Resource Center. Global production through the first 10 months of the year reached 53.04 million tons, down 0.9%...

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Global steel production drops 2.8%, China’s falls 0.6%

Global crude steel production took a fall in October, including in No. 1 steel producer China. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook According to statistics compiled by the World Steel Association — using data from 64 data-reporting countries — global steel production fell 2.8% in October on a…

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Global crude steel production took a fall in October, including in No. 1 steel producer China. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook According to statistics compiled by the World Steel Association — using data from 64 data-reporting countries — global steel production fell 2.8% in October on a...

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