Apple’s iPhone 12 livestream was noticeably missing from Chinese social media – CNET


China is a huge market for Apple.

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Apple’s livestream of its iPhone 12 launch event on Tuesday wasn’t carried by China’s top social media and video platforms despite tremendous consumer interest in the event. In an unprecedented move, Tencent Video, Weibo, iQiyi and Bilibili canceled their original plans to carry the livestream, though Apple fans could watch it directly on the company’s website, according to a Bloomberg report

Apple had promoted the event on its official Weibo account last week, sharing that the livestream was set to air on all those platforms, the report said. Weibo is