Chinese smartphone makers, led by Honor and Xiaomi, flexed their generative artificial intelligence (AI) prowess at this year's edition of MWC Barcelona to challenge Samsung Electronics and other major rivals, but it remains to be seen whether they can successfully pull off this ambitious undertaking globally, according to industry analysts. "China is a test field for generative AI, and various smartphone features are still in the trial-and-error stage," said Lucas Zhong, a Shanghai-based analys
Apple-authorised retailers are offering steep discounts on the latest iPhone series in China, in a fresh round of promotions aimed at reviving sales there, as the Californian tech giant faces stiff competition from domestic brands, such as Huawei Technologies. The top-of-the-line iPhone 15 Pro Max, launched last September, is selling for 8,849 yuan (US$1,230) on Alibaba Group Holding's e-commerce platform Tmall and rival JD.com, roughly 1,150 yuan cheaper than the original price. Alibaba is the
AI smartphones were the focus of Mobile World Congress. Here were the key takeaways from the event and what it means for Apple and other major technology companies.