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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 Macintosh computers, the iPod, the iPad and the iPhone – Apple is the world’s third largest mobile phone-maker after Samsung and Nokia. 

Samsung takes fight against Apple to New York with S4 launch

Samsung will be selling the Galaxy S4 into a global market that is approaching saturation in mobile phones. Photo: Reuters

Samsung is making its biggest run yet at the iPhone's loyalists in the United States, unveiling the new Galaxy S4 a few blocks from Apple's flagship store in New York and broadcasting the event live in Times Square.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 7:47am

Judge slashes Samsung damages to Apple by US$450 million

Apple accused Samsung of massive and wilful copying of its designs and technology for smartphones, including some models of the Galaxy SII.

US District Judge Lucy Koh affirmed the remainder of the award, amounting to US$598.9 million, in the patent infringement case, while denying Apple's request for a bigger penalty.

3 Mar 2013 - 6:30am

Apple team 'developing wristwatch computer'

Apple is facing pressure from shareholders who have seen the stock slump more than 30 per cent since a September high amid slowing sales growth and competition from rivals. Photo: Reuters

The team, which had grown in the past year, included managers, members of the marketing group as well as software and hardware engineers who previously worked on the iPhone and iPad, said the people, who asked not to be named because the plans are private. The team's size suggested Apple was beyond the experimentation phase in its development, they said.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

Struggling HTC gets ready to ring in changes in 2013

HTC hopes its efforts to tackle various problems will give the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer the momentum the company needs to improve results. Photo: AFP

HTC, known for its mid-priced Android-based smartphones, posted operating income of just 1 per cent of sales in the fourth quarter, capping a tough year.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

Apple price pressure as profit margin declines to levels after iPhone launch

Apple is seeking new customers in China, including at its store in Shanghai, but will find it harder to charge premium prices. Photo: Reuters

Concern over falling margins helped prompt a 33 per cent decline in Apple's shares from a record high of US$705.07 on September 21, making it the worst-performing stock in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the same period.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:32am

Why is the government destroying so many documents?

Legco's Cyd Ho raises questions

We are still astounded at the equanimity with which Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor revealed that in the last six months of last year 23,189 metres of documents had been destroyed: equivalent to the distance between Kowloon and Hong Kong International airport.

25 Jan 2013 - 4:56am 2 comments

Apple launches payment plan for mainland buyers

Mainland customers can now pay for iPads in instalments.

Apple has begun letting users of its mainland Chinese website pay in instalments as the company looks for ways to make iPhones and MacBook laptops more affordable in the world's largest computer and mobile-phone market.

17 Jan 2013 - 4:19am

Business Digest, January 15, 2013

China Railway gets 30b yuan in mainland deals

Cosco mulls €1b stake in Greece's biggest port

Mainland shipping group Cosco is considering investing €1 billion (HK$10.4 billion) for a 60 per cent stake in Greece's largest port, at Piraeus, which is on the government's privatisation agenda, financial daily Imerisia said. Cosco already has an investment in the port, which is 74 per cent state-owned. Reuters


15 Jan 2013 - 4:16am

Apple's Tim Cook says China will overtake the US as its biggest market

Tim Cook hopes to launch new Apple products in China first.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook said China would overtake the United States to become its largest market, as the iPhone-maker adds more stores and considers debuting new products in the country.

"I believe it will become our first," Cook said in an interview with Xinhua on Thursday. No timeframe was given for the prediction.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Briefs, January 9, 2013

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the buyer of bankrupt former carmaker Saab that is owned by Chinese-Swedish businessman Kai Johan Jiang, has signed a deal with Qingdao, Shantung province, as part of plans to build and sell electrical cars in China.

9 Jan 2013 - 4:08am

Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher set for April release

Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in a movie to be released in April. Photo: SCMP

The first film based on the life of legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be released in April.

The biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, who died last year, will premier later this month on the closing night of the Sundance Film Festival, according to independent distributor Open Road Films.

4 Jan 2013 - 11:41am

What next from Apple? Get ready for the iWatch

The Pebble Watch - one of a handful of smart watches currently available to buy.

Tech giant Apple is rumoured to be in the design stages of a Bluetooth smart watch, according to reports.

28 Dec 2012 - 1:40pm

Steve Jobs’ yacht impounded in payment dispute

The superyacht built for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is seen in a shipyard in Aalsmeer in this October 30, 2012 file photo. Photo: Reuters

Steve Jobs’ Dutch-built superyacht has been impounded in Amsterdam because of a dispute between the late Apple founder’s estate and designer Philippe Starck over an unpaid bill.

“The yacht has been impounded,” Rotterdam-based lawyer Roelant Klaassen, who represents French designer Starck’s Ubik company, told AFP.

22 Dec 2012 - 4:30pm

Apple in drive against excessive overtime at Chinese factories

A group of touts gather outside an Apple store offering other iPhone models on the first day of release for the iPhone 5 in Beijing. Photo: EPA

Apple, the world's biggest technology company, has started monitoring weekly data on the working hours of more than one million employees in its production supply chain, which is largely located in China.

20 Dec 2012 - 7:28am

Business Digest, December 19, 2012

Toyota to pay record fine for safety delay

Deutsche Securities fined HK$2.5m by SFC

19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am