Gold iPhone SE is China’s ‘must have’ item

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The gold iPhone SE is a big seller in China.
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The iPhone SE may not be Apple’s biggest hit in the U.S., but it’s selling like gangbusters in China!

Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White recently visited Apple’s flagship retail store in Shenzhen, where he noted that fresh shipments of the iPhone SE (particularly in the gold color option) arrive each morning, and sell out within just one hour of going on sale.

Android stealing market share from the iPhone the world over

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iPhone SE to the rescue?
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Apple’s new iPhone SE might be able to take sales from Android in some emerging markets, but it certainly won’t be able to stem the bleeding in many countries, where Google’s platform continues to rob iOS of its market share.

According to the latest figures, Android is up in China, Europe, and even the U.S. as the iPhone’s share falls.

iPhone SE is a hit in China (but scalpers are worried)

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Scalpers will give you a discount on the iPhone SE.
Scalpers will give you a discount on the iPhone SE.
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The iPhone SE may look tiny, but it’s already become a big hit in China.

Apple’s new iPhone doesn’t hit stores until March 31st, however, pre-orders for the iPhone SE have already topped 3.4 million in China according to early estimates that show the iPhone SE will be much better received than the iPhone 5c.

FBI was ‘stunned’ by Apple’s hardened encryption of iOS

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iOS 8 is when the FBI got really worried about Apple encryption.
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The FBI was reportedly “stunned” when it first got to see what Apple had planned for iPhone encryption, after it received early access to iOS 8 (where Apple introduced its new, stronger iPhone encryption) so that it could examine how its evidence-gathering techniques would have to change.