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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. 

Apple Watch to debut on March 9, with China in the company's sights

In September, Apple unveiled three watch collections - the basic model, the Sport model and the Edition model. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple is due to enter China's hugely lucrative luxury watch market with the launch of the Apple Watch, which will debut at an event on March 9, the company announced this week. 

Friday, 27 February, 2015, 1:59pm

WTO rules make it difficult for Cisco and Apple to challenge Chinese government 'black list'

A woman speaks on her iPhone in Beijing. China has removed Apple from its list of approved state procurement vendors. Photo: EPA

Complex World Trade Organisation (WTO) regulations will make it very difficult for the US government and major technology companies to take legal action against Beijing's decision to drop Apple and Cisco from its approved state procurement lists. 

27 Feb 2015 - 12:10pm 1 comment

Apple, Cisco gear off Beijing's shopping list in surveillance fears

US network equipment maker Cisco Systems is a chief casualty in the shift. Photo: Reuters

China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state procurement lists in what some analysts said was a response to cybersurveillance.

26 Feb 2015 - 10:37am 2 comments

Apple mulls building a self-driving electric car

Google's autonomous car goes for a test drive. Photo: AFP

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday signalled a crackdown on border controls to combat terror threats, warning the nation will not let "bad people play us for mugs".

16 Feb 2015 - 8:16am

Apple iOS 8 still plagued by bugs despite update

Apple announced record profits on Wednesday following soaring iPhone sales. Photo: Felix Wong

Apple users complained that some problems had still not been fixed after the tech giant released an update to its iOS 8 operating system on Wednesday.

29 Jan 2015 - 6:11pm

Apple’s quarterly profit hits record US$18 billion on ‘staggering’ iPhone sales

A newly opened Apple Store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photo: Xinhua

Apple’s quarterly profit rocketed to a corporate record US$18 billion at the end of last year on booming sales of big-screen iPhone models, especially in China.

29 Jan 2015 - 1:11pm 1 comment

Apple supplier Foxconn denies report it is cutting 1.3 million work force

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits an iPhone production line at a Foxconn facility in China in 2012. Foxconn denied reports it is cutting its labour force. Photo: Bloomberg

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer and Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group has denied reports that it plans to shrink its 1.3 million work force, one of the largest in the world.

28 Jan 2015 - 10:46am 1 comment

Apple rides strong US, China iPhone sales to sterling results; eyes Lunar New Year

The Apple logo looms behind workers at a store in China as the iPhone giant reported record quarterly sales due to its strong performance in the US and China markets. Photo: Reuters

Apple quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season and strong sales in China, although the United States remained the top iPhone market.

28 Jan 2015 - 12:52pm

Technology’s biggest challenge is how to connect with people

A view of an Apple iPad and iPhone displaying a Facebook app as the tech industry braces for the "internet of things" which will change sharply  the way people live. Photo: AFP

The word “technology” leaves many people cold, but its pervasive presence in daily life is only going to make it even more important.

Individuals, businesses, governments and countries are completely dependent on information technology to drive greater productivity and efficiencies.

20 Jan 2015 - 8:36am 2 comments

Apple sued for 'deceiving consumers' on storage capacities of iPhones, iPads

Customers check out the latest Apple iPad at the Apple store in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA

Apple is facing a lawsuit accusing it of promising more available storage space than it actually delivers in iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.

4 Jan 2015 - 3:12am

Woman suspected of iPhone 6 scam worth HK$13m held by Hong Kong police

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models were released in September. Photo: Reuters

A company secretary suspected of deceiving eight victims of more than HK$13 million in an iPhone investment scam was being questioned in police custody today.

30 Dec 2014 - 6:16pm 5 comments

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.

16 Dec 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