“Apple’s attempt to court China now extends as far as its free music creation app — the company just issued an update to GarageBand aimed squarely at the lucrative market,” Sam Byford reports for The Verge.

“GarageBand for Mac and iOS now includes the pipa, erhu, and Chinese percussion instruments together with 300 new Chinese musical loops created by Apple,” Byford reports.

Byford reports, “Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Beijing this week, and met up with Lin for a GarageBand jam session: watch him bob along to beats from his rose gold iPad.”

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