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.
Hong Kong's first Apple Watch owners strapped on their new gadgets for the first time - but launch day proved a low-key affair, in stark contrast to the frenzy of queueing, buying and reselling every time a new iPhone comes out.Saturday, 25 April, 2015, 11:47am
Apple has won an appeal on the mainland over the patent rights to voice recognition software such as the iPhone's "Siri", with a court overruling an earlier decision that had gone against the US technology giant.25 Apr 2015 - 6:06am
The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc’s first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the company’s product rollouts.24 Apr 2015 - 11:35am
The Apple Watch goes on sale on Friday but Chinese factories are already churning out cheaper alternatives, to the delight of local consumers.24 Apr 2015 - 9:47am 1 comment
Apple supplier Foxconn's website was struggling with heavy traffic on Wednesday after the company began offering recycled iPhones and iPads for sale as part of a trade-in programme announced last month.22 Apr 2015 - 5:44pm
For former Google software engineer Jeremy Zhou, the idea began when his father handed back a Windows 8 laptop the younger Zhou had given him.
“I thought he’d be fine using it because he had been using Windows for many years, but after two days he gave it back to me, saying he couldn’t use it,” the 38-year-old Zhou said in a recent interview.22 Apr 2015 - 5:36pm 2 comments
The launch of the Apple Watch may drive competition, but smartwatch exhibitors at two major Asian trade fairs were hopeful that the latest wearable technology would also make the market bigger.15 Apr 2015 - 11:12am
More than 957,000 people in the US placed orders for an Apple Watch on Friday, the earliest the device became available, according to research firm Slice Intelligence.13 Apr 2015 - 11:16am 2 comments
Apple has reportedly approached more than a dozen musicians, including US superstar Taylor Swift, in an effort to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on Beats.13 Apr 2015 - 8:00am
The first batch of recycled iPhones and iPads will be available for sale online on Wednesday, according to Apple supplier Foxconn, which is reselling the used gadgets as part of Apple's trade-in programme in China.15 Apr 2015 - 3:30pm
Mac Li, a software engineer in his 20s, started lining up in front of an Apple store in Beijing just after 6am today – and became the second customer to try on an Apple Watch in the city.15 Apr 2015 - 3:30pm
Apple's latest offering clocked up small crowds on the mainland and in Hong Kong as fans tried on the Apple Watch.15 Apr 2015 - 11:49am 10 comments
The latest version of Apple's operating system for iPhone and iPad includes a much-anticipated new emoji keyboard, with a more diverse selection of human icons.9 Apr 2015 - 12:06pm 1 comment
China's importance to Apple has become ever more pronounced as the iPhone remained strong there while losing market share in developed countries, according to a new survey.
By the end of February, the iPhone had a 27.6 per cent share of the Chinese smartphone market, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s latest report.9 Apr 2015 - 8:00am
The smartwatch could be the ideal technology to reduce the attention-deficit impact of the smartphone on many users, and the Apple Watch is the best of the bunch.14 Apr 2015 - 6:49pm 1 comment