Apple To Launch Second Research Centre in China
Beijing—Apple is planning to open soon its second research and development centre in China in the southern city of Shenzhen. The US technology conglomerate said Wednesday, as it seeks to improve sales in the crucial market. California-based Apple announced in August a similar facility would be built in Beijing.
Situated close to the border with Hong Kong “Shenzhen is an incredibly dynamic city… we are impatient to open a new research and development centre next year”, the company said in a statement sent to media. Apple has seen its market share eroded in China’s booming smartphone market this year, beaten out by rising Chinese firms—market leader Huawei and three companies little known elsewhere, Vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi.