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Apple designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers and also operates retail stores. Its best-known hardware products are the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPad and the iPhone – Apple is the world’s third largest mobile phone-maker after Samsung and Nokia. 

Complaints about mobile service providers soar in wake of Hong Kong's iPhone frenzy

Customers at a SmarTone store in Causeway Bay. Complaints against that and other companies rose dramatically. Photo: Felix Wong

The Consumer Council has called on smartphone enthusiasts to be cautious about the fine print in their contracts after a surge in complaints against mobile service providers following the release of the latest iPhone.

Tuesday, 16 December, 2014, 9:36am 1 comment

46pc sales slump at Pacific Place, says tenant of upmarket mall

Christmas shoppers were thin on the ground in Pacific Place yesterday. A spokeswoman for owner Swire Properties admitted the protests had affected business. Photo: Felix Wong

Retail sales value at the Pacific Place mall, located next to the Occupy Central site in Admiralty, dropped 46 per cent in October compared to the same period a year earlier.

2 Dec 2014 - 6:03pm 20 comments

Apple iPhone6 resellers still profiting in Hong Kong, two months on

Potential buyers look at what's on offer from iPhone hawkers outside the Causeway Bay Apple store. Photo: Edmond So

Resellers of Apple's new iPhone 6 models still doing a roaring trade on the streets of Hong Kong, more than eight weeks after the smartphones went on official sale in the city.

16 Nov 2014 - 6:51am 9 comments

ZTE to stoke competition in US smartphone market with Apple and Samsung

Cheng Lixin is aiming for the No 3 spot in the US. Photo: SCMP Pictures

ZTE Corp plans to stir up fresh competition in the United States smartphone market, where Apple's iPhone and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy have long dominated, by building up its brand as a quality product at an affordable price.

15 Nov 2014 - 5:13am

Apple takes aim at market for mobile work apps for corporate America

Apple gears up to launch a challenge against outfits like Dell and Hewlett Packard in the burgeoning market for mobile work applications. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple is embarking on its most aggressive expansion yet onto the corporate turf, hiring a dedicated sales force to talk to potential clients such as Citigroup and working in concert with a dozen or so developers.

12 Nov 2014 - 3:14am

Apple iOS bug makes most devices vulnerable to 'masque attack', experts warn

Apple’s iOS has robust security features that make it extremely difficult for attackers to install malware on devices using traditional techniques. Photo: AFP

Users of iPhones are facing further hacking attacks as cybercriminals bid to steal banking and email information, cybersecurity firm FireEye has warned.

12 Nov 2014 - 3:49am 1 comment

Amazon debuts Alexa, home-based virtual assistant to take on Apple's Siri

Amazon has high hopes for its new virtual assistant. Photo AFP

Internet retail giant Amazon has introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists.

8 Nov 2014 - 3:40am

Apple blocks 'WireLurker' malware targeting users in China

Customers wait in line to buy Apple's iPhone 6 at a mobile phone shop. Photo: AP

Security company Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new family of malware that can infect Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems, highlighting the increasing sophistication of attacks on iPhones and Mac computers.

7 Nov 2014 - 5:37am

Singaporeans raise funds for Vietnamese tourist victim of iPhone 6 scam

Pham Van Thoai was scammed in Singapore. Photo: Lianhe Zaobao

Singaporeans outraged by an electronics shop that left a Vietnamese tourist in tears after a phone-sale scam have raised thousands of dollars to compensate him.

6 Nov 2014 - 6:04pm 9 comments

Russia tears down Steve Jobs memorial after Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay

A woman stands next to a screen showing a portrait of Steve Jobs on a memorial to the late Apple founder in St Petersburg. It was removed on Friday after current Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay. Photo: AP

A memorial in Russia to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs has been removed after his successor Tim Cook confirmed that he is gay.

5 Nov 2014 - 4:00am 2 comments

Launch of iPhone 6 sees Hong Kong retail sales rise by 4.8pc in September

Customers queue up in an Apple store in Hong Kong. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The launch of the iPhone 6 pushed Hong Kong's overall retail sales in September up 4.8 per cent year on year, the biggest growth since January, although questions remain whether the momentum is sustainable.

4 Nov 2014 - 7:22am 10 comments

Apple's Tim Cook comes out as gay and hopes acknowledgement will help others

Tim Cook says that he considers being gay among the greatest gifts God has given him.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly revealed he's gay and says he wants to help people struggling with their sexuality. The declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

31 Oct 2014 - 5:28am 1 comment

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

The iPad Air 2 (left) and iPad Mini 3 were unveiled last week at Apple's headquarters. Photo: AP

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm 2 comments

Apple issues China iCloud security warning

Apple suggested users should verify they are connecting to a legitimate iCloud server by using the security features built into Safari and other browsers. Photo: AFP

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

22 Oct 2014 - 1:25pm

Chinese iCloud user information targeted in cyberattacks amid Hong Kong protests

A man holds his new iPhone 6 in front of an Apple store in Shanghai on Friday. Photo: AFP

Chinese authorities appear to have expanded a large internet eavesdropping campaign this month to Apple services, targeting private users’ passwords, emails, photos and contacts, a censorship watchdog has said.

22 Oct 2014 - 10:53am 3 comments