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. 

Beijing police seize 41,000 fake iPhones worth US$19m in raid on huge counterfeiting operation

Fake iPhones worth an estimated US$19 million were seized by police in Beijing. Photo: Sam Tsang

Police in Beijing have busted a factory that produced more than 41,000 fake iPhones worth as much as 120 million yuan (HK$152 million), including some that reached the United States, and have arrested nine suspects in the counterfeiting operation.

Tuesday, 28 July, 2015, 9:58am

Apple beats Samsung to take 75 per cent of global smartwatch market in second quarter

Apple has taken two-thirds of the smartwatch market, stealing market share from Samsung. Photo: Reuters

The Apple Watch seized 75 per cent of the fast-growing global market for smartwatches in the second quarter of 2015, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

Global smartwatch shipments in the three months to June jumped 457 per cent to a record 5.3 million units, up from 1 million a year ago, driven by the estimated 4 million Apple Watches shipped worldwide during that period.

23 Jul 2015 - 4:05pm

Apple's iPhone may be in for a struggle in China despite a record-breaking quarter

Demand from mainland China has powered Apple's record breaking growth in recent years, but it may be weakening. Photo: Reuters

Technology giant Apple could see its iPhone sales under pressure in mainland China amid lingering uncertainty in the world's second-largest economy, according to analysts.

23 Jul 2015 - 9:33am

Chinese smartphone makers have Apple in their sights

Chinese smartphone makers have Apple in their sights

The world’s largest smartphone market may be reaching saturation, but local Chinese players like Huawei and ZTE are elbowing in on Apple’s turf at home and abroad. (Photo: AFP) 

23 Jul 2015 - 8:18am

Apple gives weak forecast, shares drop

Apple gives weak forecast, shares drop

Apple revises fourth quarter expectations, saying revenues could come in lighter than current forecasts, and misses some targets for iPhone sales, putting pressure on its stock despite an overall earnings beat.

22 Jul 2015 - 9:39am

Wall Street down on weak earnings, Apple weighs on US futures

the trading floor of the New York stock exchange as weak US earnings dragged shares while weak results by Apple should indicate a lower opening later on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Weak earnings dragged stocks lower on Tuesday and Apple’s results weighed US futures further, while a slip in the dollar helped oil and gold cap a string of losing sessions.

22 Jul 2015 - 10:37am

Apple touts smartwatch to sceptical Wall Street, says device not a flop

Apple shares slumped in after-hours trading after fourth quarter earnings which fell short of expectations. Photo: Reuters

Apple tried to reassure investors on Tuesday that its new smartwatch was not a flop, a message that was met with a mixed reception on Wall Street.

Reporting results for its third financial quarter, Apple executives delivered several positive data points about the progress of the Apple Watch, the performance of which has been obsessively tracked since its debut in April.

22 Jul 2015 - 8:21pm 2 comments

Apple launches new iPod Touch model, starting at US$199

The new iPod Touch is available in all major markets with prices starting at US$199. Photo: Apple

Apple on Wednesday launched its latest iPod Touch gadget at a time when the company is looking to popularise its new music service.

The new iPod features an 8 megapixel iSight camera, FaceTime high-definition camera and also houses Apple-designed A8 chip, which is used in the iPhone 6.

16 Jul 2015 - 10:32am

Apple made 92 per cent of global smartphone industry profits in Q1

Apple took an estimated 92 per cent of profits in the global smartphone industry in the first quarter of 2015. Photo: AP

Apple may not sell the most smartphones, or have the most users, but it makes by far the most money, according to researchers.

14 Jul 2015 - 12:59pm

Tech giant Lenovo remains top PC supplier amid steepest global market decline since 2013

Lenovo remained the world's top provider of personal computers in the second quarter of 2015. Photo: Reuters

Chinese technology giant Lenovo Group held onto its lead as the world’s largest supplier of personal computers in the second quarter of 2015, but suffered its first year-on-year decline since early 2013.

10 Jul 2015 - 5:53pm

Apple plans record breaking production run for next iPhone model: report

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple reportedly plans a record breaking production run for the next model of its hugely successful smartphone. Photo: Reuters

Apple is preparing for the largest initial production run for its next iPhones by the end of the year.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is asking suppliers to manufacture 85 million to 90 million units of two new models with 4.7-inch and 4.5-inch displays.

9 Jul 2015 - 11:45am

Apple in crosshairs again as China's CCTV zeroes in on iPhone data leakage

State-controlled media and consumer watchdogs in China have been cracking down on smartphones in recent months. Photo: Sam Tsang

Apple is again taking flak from China's state television broadcaster CCTV, which said this week that the iPhone leaks about 16 megabytes of mobile data on a daily basis. 

This is not the first time the California-based company has been criticised by the country’s state media. 

7 Jul 2015 - 3:45pm

Top 5 most attractive global employers for engineering/IT graduates

Fresh graduates in Guangzhou, China. Photo: Xinhua

Millennials, the demographic group born between 1980 and 2000, are widely known as the generation with the most affinity for rapid technological advances. Consequently, the information technology industry has generally attracted many millennials to its workforce.

6 Jul 2015 - 8:01am

China excluded from Apple Music launch; Hong Kong priced 40pc lower than US

Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) announced the service at an annual developers' conference in San Francisco last month. Photo: AFP

After months of hype and contract negotiations with labels and artists, Apple has jumped into the increasingly competitive music streaming market by releasing Apple Music in 100 countries and territories. Notably, mainland China was left off the list.

2 Jul 2015 - 7:36pm 1 comment

Apple jumps into the music streaming pool

Apple jumps into the music streaming pool

Apple Music debuts with a free three month trial period and joins rivals Spotify, Pandora and Google Music. 

1 Jul 2015 - 9:44am