iRich: Businessman gifts former classmates 39 iPhone 6s handsets


Well, that's one way to show you remember your classmates.
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Christmas came early for schoolfriends of a Chinese businessman when he distributed 39 brand new iPhone 6s handsets during an elementary school reunion (!) over the past weekend.

The rose gold iPhones were engraved with the words, “To commemorate the Beilun Sanshan Primary School Class of 1998.” The generous giver of the gifts, a businessman with the surname Zhang, reportedly handed out the iPhones during a dinner in Ningbo, a city in China’s Zhejiang province.

iPad Pro sales may be off to a disappointing start


The next iPad Air could have the same speaker setup as the iPad Pro.
Apple's supersize tablet may not be headed for supersized sales.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple may be hoping that the iPad Pro can help turn around its flagging tablet sales, but according to a new report sales are off to a somewhat disappointing start — with just 49,000 units selling in the first month in Apple’s much-emphasized China region.

Apple Pay is finally coming to China


The Rumor:  Apple is in talks with Alibaba to partner up on the launch of the Apple Pay in China.
The Verdict: Looks like it's almost a done deal. Execs say details have to be worked out, but Alibaba is the hottest company in China right now, so the pairing would be perfect. Alipay support for Apple Pay on day one would be huge in China.
Tim Cook has described this as a top priority for Apple.
Photo: Photo: Adrian Korte CC

After more than a year of calling it “top of the list” in the company’s priorities, Apple today announced that it is partnering with China UnionPay to bring Apple Pay to China, the country Tim Cook has been outspoken about calling Apple’s biggest market of the future.