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Apple

Apple

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. 

iPhone nightmares for Apple after phones bend and iOS update pulled

iPhone nightmares for Apple after phones bend and iOS update pulled

Apple’s newest iPhones ran into some glitches after users complained that a new software update blocked calls, while a video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending.

Thursday, 25 September, 2014, 1:11pm 7 comments

iPhone 6 resellers lose out as Hong Kong supplies flood mainland markets

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models hit shop shelves in Hong Kong last week. Photo: Sam Tsang

Dealers in the mainland's grey market for smartphones say they have lost heavily by betting on Apple's new iPhone 6.

25 Sep 2014 - 5:42am 28 comments

Chinese man caught smuggling eight iPhone 6s across border ... in his underpants

Customs officers display smuggled iPhone 6 sets, which were seized at the customs of a port in Shenzhen. Photo: Reuters

A man was caught with eight iPhone 6 units hidden in his underpants in a vain attempt to smuggle the gadgets into mainland China.

24 Sep 2014 - 5:33pm 6 comments

Electronic gadgets are the new stars in luxury market

Goldgenie offers customised versions of Apple's iPhone 6, including 24 carat gold-plating starting from £2,437. Photo: SCMP Pictures

New owners of the latest Apple iPhone 6 model may feel they have purchased something exclusive but for the consumer who wants something truly special, there's always an iPhone plated in 24-carat gold.

23 Sep 2014 - 4:41am 1 comment

iPhone 6 is ringing all the right notes for smugglers

Falling resale values of Apple's iPhone 6 in Hong Kong could tempt more people to try to smuggle the new smartphone onto the mainland.

Law enforcement officials say falling resale values of Apple's iPhone 6 in Hong Kong could tempt more people to try to smuggle the new smartphone onto the mainland, where they are still not legally available.

22 Sep 2014 - 8:50am

Queues, anger, cash-ins ... just another iPhone launch in Hong Kong

A big queue of people lined up outside Studio A in Tsim Sha Tsui in the hope of buying a new iPhone. Photo: Sam Tsang

Apple's new iPhones hit the shelves yesterday, with speculators cashing them in for up to double the original price.

20 Sep 2014 - 3:41am 59 comments

Mobile commerce gets a head start in city

With the city having an already mature contactless payment infrastructure, Hong Kong's mobile commerce market should reach HK$17.8 billion next year. Photo: Bloomberg

Following Apple's recent announcement of the iPhone 6's mobile payment feature, Apple Pay, experts from both the public and private sector gave positive predictions for the outlook of mobile commerce in Hong Kong at a conference in the city.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:34am

Beijing shops asking 20,000 yuan for iPhone 6 as Apple waits on permit

People line up outside Studio A in Tsim Sha Tsui for the release of iPhone 6. Photo: Sam Tsang

Apple's iPhone 6 has yet to be approved for sale by  mainland authorities, but vendors in Beijing are already selling what they claim to be genuine models for more than 20,000 yuan (HK$25,200).

19 Sep 2014 - 7:54am 3 comments

Apple's iOS 8 system stops it accessing users' data even if police get warrant

Apple's iOS 8 keeps data private

Apple says it will no longer surrender data from most iPhones or iPads to police, even when they have a search warrant.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:23am

Apple hiring manager in Beijing to handle China government data requests

Apple is building its presence in China and last month began storing private data there for the first time. Photo: AFP

Apple is hiring a head of law enforcement in Beijing to deal with user data requests from the government, according to a public job listing, after it last month began storing private data on Chinese soil for the first time.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:16am

Chinese man attempts to 'rent' out his girlfriend to pay for an iPhone 6

A Songjiang University student advertises his girlfriend for 'hire' in order to afford an iPhone 6. Photo: Weibo

A Chinese man allegedly offered to share his girlfriend in exchange for cash in an attempt to raise enough money to buy Apple’s new iPhone 6.

24 Sep 2014 - 10:57am 17 comments

Review: Apple unveils iOS 8... but is it worth installing?

iOS 8 s available to owners of iPhone and iPad models going back to 2011, though older devices won’t get all the new features. Photo: AFP

The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.

Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new iOS 8 software for iPhones and iPads, those devices start to act like one. Apps on those devices start to unite, too.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:24am 1 comment

REVIEW: Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6? Trust me, it's worth the wait

An Apple representative demonstrates features of the iPhone 6. Photo: Bloomberg

On Friday, Apple will release its thinnest and largest smartphones to date – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – in Hong Kong and eight other markets around the world.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:06pm 20 comments

New Apple iOS 8 mobile software set to arrive today

Apple chief executive Tim Cook speaks about iOS 8 in San Francisco on June 2. Photo: Xinhua

New-generation Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones.

The iOS 8 mobile operating system will be available free for download to many iPhone and iPad models and will be pre-installed on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which hit the market on Friday.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:47am

China Mobile targets mass market with no iPhone 6 date in sight

China Mobile will focus on selling cheaper phones, with the world's largest carrier saying it didn't know when Apple's iPhone 6 would be available to its mainland customers. Photo: AFP

China Mobile will focus on selling cheaper phones, with the world's largest carrier saying it didn't know when Apple's iPhone 6 would be available to its mainland customers.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:04am 1 comment