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  • Dec 29, 2014
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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's launch of iPhone 6 in China is no big deal, unlike previous launches

Customers queue outside an Apple store in Beijing. Photo: EPA

Apple's new iPhones hit the stores on the mainland yesterday without the hurly-burly typical of its product launches in the past, as the tech giant started accepting pre-orders for its new iPads in 32 markets including Hong Kong and the mainland.

Saturday, 18 October, 2014, 4:06am 1 comment

New iPads could bolster Apple's lead in China’s tablet market

Apple launched the iPad Mini 3 (left) and iPad Air 2, the latter dubbed the thinnest tablet in the world. Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland are among 32 countries and territories where Apple’s newly launched iPads will be initially made available later next week.

17 Oct 2014 - 12:55pm

Apple launches new thinner, faster iPads amid drop in tablet sales

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPad Air 2.

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.

17 Oct 2014 - 11:21am 2 comments

Apple steals its own iPad thunder with photo release ahead of unveiling

Apple steals its own iPad thunder with photo release ahead of unveiling

The masters of suspense at Apple took the surprise out of their big iPad introduction before the official unveiling overnight.

17 Oct 2014 - 3:23am

Apple's chief designer hits out over 'theft'

Xiaomi (left) vs iPhone

Apple's chief designer slammed Chinese competitors to its iconic iPhone for "theft" just as mainland distributors for its sixth-generation smartphone began taking orders for the new device that officially goes on sale next week.

11 Oct 2014 - 4:15am

Apple's woes over iPhone 6 turn from 'Bendgate' into 'Hairgate'

Customers trying out the new iPhone 6. Photo: EPA

Fresh from the online uproar over whether the shiny new iPhone 6 bends when carried around in pockets, Apple has been hit by a new complaint - that the handset traps users' hair or beards when they make calls.

9 Oct 2014 - 3:24am

Bidding for Apple iPhone 6 prototype nears US$100,000

By Monday, 198 bids for the device had been logged on eBay. Photo: Reuters

Bidding for a rare prototype of Apple's new-generation iPhone 6 neared a whopping US$100,000 on eBay, after the device appeared to have accidentally landed in a buyer's hands.

8 Oct 2014 - 3:33am

iPhone sellers may dial down prices

More than 40 parallel-goods traders were trying to sell their stock outside the Apple Store in Causeway Bay yesterday. Photo: May Tse

Parallel-goods traders are under pressure to slash prices for the iPhone 6, with demand from over the border expected to fall after Apple said it would start selling the smartphone on the mainland from mid-October.

2 Oct 2014 - 6:44pm

Battle resumes in the United States over law enforcement access to mobile devices

A fight over privacy. Photo: AFP

A new battle is brewing in the United States over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcers.

2 Oct 2014 - 3:24am

iPhone 6 gets green light for mainland sales - officially

Apple sold a record 10 million of the iPhone 6 models in the first weekend after their launch. Photo: Xinhua

Apple's iPhone 6 and the slightly bigger iPhone 6 Plus have finally received approval to be sold on the mainland and will be available from October 17, the US-based technology giant said yesterday.

1 Oct 2014 - 9:37am 2 comments

Taiwan losing its grip on iPhone supply chain

Taiwan will get US$35 from the US$245 bill to make an iPhone 6.

Production of the hot-selling iPhone 6 is bringing business to a number of Taiwanese technology firms and boosting factory orders on the mainland.

29 Sep 2014 - 3:58am

FBI director James Comey criticises Google, Apple for encrypting phones

James Comey cited child-kidnapping and terrorism cases as two examples of situations where quick access by authorities to information on mobile phones could save lives.

The head of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has criticised the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphone data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order.

27 Sep 2014 - 5:34am 4 comments

Why Apple locked latest operating system and threw away the key

Why Apple locked latest operating system and threw away the key

Last week Apple released its new iOS 8 operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. Most of the coverage of iOS 8 focuses on visible features that users can interact with.

27 Sep 2014 - 5:42am 2 comments

Apple responds to iPhone 6 bending and software complaints

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones face criticism over their bendability, dubbed “bendgate”. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Apple broke its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing a glitch-ridden software update as the company struggles to restore momentum to the rollout of its latest phones.

26 Sep 2014 - 9:59am 1 comment

Flaws fail to dent sales of new iPhones in Hong Kong

An iPhone 6 succumbs to the "bend test". Photo: SCMP Pictures

Reports of glitches and physical flaws in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus since Apple released its latest smartphones a week ago have failed to dampen enthusiasm for the devices in Hong Kong.

26 Sep 2014 - 6:00pm 5 comments