Apple's general manager for China operations, Vincent Tai, has retired.

Tai served Apple for over ten years.

Apple's market share in the China region has fallen off in recent months. However, Apple has reacted to this aggressively by recruiting new hands to lead Chinese operations - including former Dell and Intel managers.

Mark Yang, formerly a Dell executive, was appointed in May as general manager for Greater China.

Apple has forecast positive growth for its Chinese operations next year.