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  • Jul 23, 2014
  • Updated: 2:43am


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-IBM alliance may hit a speed bump in China

Security concerns by Beijing could throw a spanner in the works for Apple and IBM in China, after the two technology giants teamed up to bring advanced mobile enterprise applications for the iPhone and iPad to businesses.

Thursday, 17 July, 2014, 8:05am 1 comment

Apple softens blow of security threat allegations with consumer advocacy

Security risk allegations against Apple that were reported last week by the mainland's state-owned broadcaster may have helped, rather than harmed, the technology giant's reputation in the world's largest smartphone market.

16 Jul 2014 - 1:15am

Apple rebuts CCTV claim that the iPhone's location data could threaten national security

Apple has rebutted a report by state media which claimed a feature in the iPhone that tracks a user's location could be a national security threat.

13 Jul 2014 - 9:47am 7 comments

Apple may be open to a deal on patent row over Siri

Apple could be open to a settlement to end a case brought by a mainland software company for alleged patent infringement in Siri, the digital personal assistant application used on the iPhone and iPad.

10 Jul 2014 - 4:55am

Apple's new iPhones head for assembly lines next month: sources

Apple's suppliers will begin mass production of new iPhones in China next month, according to people familiar with the plans of the US smartphone giant.

25 Jun 2014 - 5:36am 2 comments

Apple's new programming tool opens door to more Hong Kong developers

Hong Kong mobile application companies predict more local developers will join the ranks of those creating apps for Apple devices, following the technology giant's surprise release of a new programming language earlier this month.

23 Jun 2014 - 9:31pm

Taiwan’s Quanta to start making Apple smartwatch in July

Taiwan’s Quanta Computer will start mass production of Apple’s first smartwatch next month, a source familiar with the matter said, as the US tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against South Korean rival Samsung Electronics.

20 Jun 2014 - 11:55am

China cracks down on Apple’s iMessage as national web cleanup continues

China’s Ministry of Information and Information Technology (MIIT) intends to lay down new regulations governing Apple’s iMessage, the default messaging app in every Apple iPhone and iPad. 

The measures include tools to monitor and prevent spam messages, which the ministry says are prevalent on the iOS default messaging app.

17 Jun 2014 - 6:10pm 1 comment

EU to probe Apple’s Irish tax shelters

The European Commission will launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported, without naming its source.

The European Union’s competition authority said last year that it was looking into corporate tax arrangements in several member states and had requested information from Ireland.

11 Jun 2014 - 10:33am

Apple's operating system upgrade to spur mobile apps

Mobile applications developers in Hong Kong expect to generate fresh business opportunities after Apple took the wraps off its new and improved mobile operating system, iOS 8.

4 Jun 2014 - 5:30am