Apple Opens App Design and Development Accelerator in Shanghai

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    Apple has announced the opening of a new Design and Development Accelerator in Shanghai as part of an effort to support engineering talent and boost growth in China's iOS developer community.

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    Located in Pudong District, the Accelerator is being launched to give Chinese developers a chance to work closely with Apple experts to enhance their app development skills, learn how to take advantage of the latest Apple software and hardware, and get tips on app marketing and distribution.
    The first Accelerator program focused on how to implement Apple's augmented reality technologies, with an in-depth look at the latest updates to ARKit 3, AR Quick Look, Reality Composer, and RealityKit. According to Apple, the range of activities includes lectures, workshops, labs, guest speakers, train the trainers, and networking on a regular basis.

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    Apple says Greater China has over 2.5 million app developers, and since 2010, local developers have earned over 200 billion RMB through App Store sales, with over 30 percent of those earnings made in the past year alone.

    Shanghai's Accelerator follows a similar scheme Apple launched in 2017 in Bangalore, India. To attend programs, attendees must be registered members of the Apple Development Program and have an Apple ID registered in the region.

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  2. TheFluffyDuck macrumors 6502

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    Oh goodie, cant wait for even more IAP shovel-ware.
     
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    I hope there’s program like that in America too!
     
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    Do he have this kind of thing in Switzerland?
     
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    You'll get one after you buy 200 billion RMB worth of software.
     
  6. calstanford macrumors regular

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    Switzerland does all the shady blockchain stuff
     
  7. laz232 macrumors 6502

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    Apart from a lucky and talented few there are not many that can live on App Store income in the USA, whereas Singapore is expensive in terms of cost of living, the neighboring countries are not.
     
  8. joueboy macrumors 68000

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    I think Chinese developers are more advance than Apple's. They basically getting away from their apps until somebody reports them to Apple when their apps are doing something unusual.
     
  9. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

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    I keep seeing these articles talking about these Chinese based apps that are doing bad things to the users whether its iOS or Android (cause its whatever the devs can get away seems to be the business rule there), makes me feel rather ambivalent when I see announcements like this.
     
  10. travelsheep macrumors 6502

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    I don't see how the proprietary iOS platform will be able to survive Android in China in the long run
     
  11. Solomani, Jul 10, 2019
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    And there must be 3 dozen Xiaomi and Huawei corporate spies (infiltrators) embedded within that Apple app design group in China. Makes their job of pilfering Apple's software IP and ideas so much easier.
     
  12. gertruded macrumors 6502

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    Helping China win the technology competition. Remember. every time you purchase an Apple product you are helping China, not the US. Straight out "sell them the rope to hang you by".
     
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    Second that!
     
  14. jeyf macrumors 65816

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    eat your heart out Ohio on those lost macPro manufacturing jobs
     
  15. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    It does seem that way. There is at first glance a severe cognitive dissonance apparent: a company headed up by a proud humanitarian sjw and privacy advocate constantly affirming their commitment of resources to China.

    But honestly I’m not educated enough to know if the bad optics have any basis in what the reality is. There could be a positive healthy (for the US) reason Apple is doing this. At the very least, Apple has to be getting something favorable from a cost/benefit side to keeping so firm in its commitment of resources to China.

    This could be an interesting thread as people with wider knowledge and experience contribute their insights.
     
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    Apple is just making it that much more easy for China to copy everything wake up Cook you are killing the company you inherited.
     
  17. Princejb134 macrumors 6502

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    how are we helping china out exactly. Last i recall im helping apple since their getting most of the profits. Same can be said about every other company. If i buy samsung i help korea, xiomi, help china, etc.
     
  18. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

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    I don't understand why there's not a program right here in the US. Why isn't there a US version of this? Why is the US always subsidizing other countries education and health care?
     
  19. tongxinshe macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is forced to do this because less and less Asian developers are willing to port their Android apps to iOS. These kind of makeups can only slow down the deterioration of iOS ecology in these countries. To fully stop that trend, Apple needs to vastly improve the attractiveness of iPhone. Otherwise the trend will eventually spread to more wealthy European countries and then the US, by then the whole iOS ecology will slowly distinct, just like how the Mac system almost died out between 1990-1998.
     
  20. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

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    But don't most of the wealthier class in those countries use iOS products.
     
  21. jeyf macrumors 65816

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    Asia is supposedly half the world population.
    these countries have have colleges, technology, stable capital and local markets.
     
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    The more, the merrier. Why this is looked at in a negative light is beyond me. Increasing iOS development in the most populous country on earth seems like a winning strategy. Similar to increasing iOS development in the 2nd most populous country on earth as mentioned in the story.
     
  23. jeyf, Jul 10, 2019
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    it seems Americans are all jonesing for those illusive manufacturing jobs.
     
  24. tongxinshe macrumors 6502a

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    3 years ago, yes. It has been vastly changing, the pace of that change is also constantly accelerating. The performance gap between iOS and Android has shrunk to an ignorable level, iPhones also have its own shortcomings. The most important factor is still that, less and less Asian developers are willing to port their apps to iOS, not to mention about making iOS platform their primary focus.
     
  25. szw-mapple fan macrumors 68000

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    Why Switzerland of all places? There is an app development center they opened in Italy back in 2016.
     

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