From Ma Si and Cheng Yu's "China Daily talks with Apple CEO Tim Cook on AR, Chinese developers and more" posted last week on China Daily:
In the interview, Cook also spoke highly about Chinese app developers' innovation capabilities. "Chinese developers have always been at the cutting-edge, and continue to grow. I can't wait to see what they are going to do next."
Currently, Apple's iOS app ecosystem has more than 5 million third-party developers in China, up from 4.4 million about a year ago.
The double-digit growth showcases the resilience and enthusiasm of Chinese app developers who embrace the App Store to seek mobile growth opportunities amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
App developers from China continue creating new businesses and innovating in the fast-changing environment of the past two years, and are helping to build one of the most prosperous global markets today, experts said.
My take: Imagine that! Tim Cook also mentioned how excited he is about AR. Those remarks got pretty widely covered.