Vice premier meets with Apple CEO Tim Cook

2014-10-23 05:18:25 GMT2014-10-23 13:18:25(Beijing Time)

Vice premier Ma Kai on Wednesday met with Apple CEO Tim Cook in Beijing to exchange views on user data security and strenthening IT&Telecom cooperation, as reported by China's Xinhua news agency and also confirmed by Apple's China PR manager Carolyn Wu.

It's believed that Cook came to Beijing following foreign reports that its iCloud server was attacked by "Chinese hackers".

Apple CEO inspects Chinese iPhone6 workshop

Apple CEO Tim Cook wore production line work clothes and shoe covers during an inspection of a Foxconn iPhone workshop on Wednesday in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province.

Cook was accompanied by Terry Guo, founder and chairman of Taiwan tech giant Foxconn, and a number of Henan officials.

During the two-hour inspection, Cook listened to reports on construction of three Foxconn workshops in Zhengzhou and production of Apple iPhone products at the factories.

Cook's visit is aimed at supervising the production of its newly launched iPhone 6 at the Foxconn plants. No details on orders or production progress have been available from the factories.

Foxconn's three workshops in Zhengzhou together employ 300,000 workers and are dedicated to producing Apple's iPhone products. Their output target for this year is 120 million iPhones.

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