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.
Mac Li, a software engineer in his 20s, started lining up in front of an Apple store in Beijing just after 6am today – and became the second customer to try on an Apple Watch in the city.Wednesday, 15 April, 2015, 3:30pm
China's Apple fans finally got the chance to cover up their wrists with the Cupertino-based company's much-touted wearable technology, Apple Watch but turnout was much lower than previous Apple gadget releases.
Apple's latest offering clocked up small crowds on the mainland and in Hong Kong as fans tried on the Apple Watch.15 Apr 2015 - 11:49am 10 comments
The latest version of Apple's operating system for iPhone and iPad includes a much-anticipated new emoji keyboard, with a more diverse selection of human icons.9 Apr 2015 - 12:06pm 1 comment
China's importance to Apple has become ever more pronounced as the iPhone remained strong there while losing market share in developed countries, according to a new survey.
By the end of February, the iPhone had a 27.6 per cent share of the Chinese smartphone market, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s latest report.9 Apr 2015 - 8:00am
The smartwatch could be the ideal technology to reduce the attention-deficit impact of the smartphone on many users, and the Apple Watch is the best of the bunch.14 Apr 2015 - 6:49pm 1 comment
Swiss army knife maker Victorinox plans to unveil its version of a smartwatch by the start of next year, its chief executive said on Tuesday.
The Swiss army knife is a popular purchase for Chinese tourists travelling overseas and Victorinox has opened a number of stores in Greater China in recent years as it seeks to expand its footprint in the Asian market.8 Apr 2015 - 12:02pm
Want an Apple Watch but put off by the price tag? Time to make friends with an Apple employee.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this week that all staff at the company will be eligible to receive a 50 per cent discount on Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport (though not on the US$10,000+ gold Apple Watch Edition).8 Apr 2015 - 11:02am
The 18 karat gold Apple Watch Edition, released in around two weeks, can cost as much as US$10,000, putting it in the same category as other common luxury products such as Louis Vuitton handbags or a Cartier watch.2 Apr 2015 - 12:48pm 1 comment
Apple's trade in programme for iPhones and iPads launched yesterday in China has faced a mixed reaction, with many customers complaining of low prices being offered for their old devices.2 Apr 2015 - 7:08am
Apple customers in China will be able to trade-in their old iPhones and iPads in order to upgrade to the latest models, a spokeswoman told the South China Morning Post.31 Mar 2015 - 7:58pm 2 comments
An upcoming IPO in Shenzhen may make Zhou Qunfei, president of Lens Technology Co, the richest woman in China.
Lens Technology is a major supplier to global device manufacturers from Apple and Samsung to LG and domestic firms. Its main product, touch-screen glass covers, are used in 20.27 per cent of the world's smartphones, and 23.37 per cent of tablets.17 Mar 2015 - 10:56am
Prospective Chinese Apple Watch buyers may be put off by increasing privacy concerns, especially related to mobile payment functions, analysts warn.16 Apr 2015 - 11:30am 1 comment
Apple's chief executive Tim Cook offered part of his liver for a transplant to Steve Jobs before the company co-founder died, but the offer was rejected, a new book states.
The book said Jobs reacted angrily to the offer to help extend his life when he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.14 Mar 2015 - 3:12am
Following hot on the heels of the designed-for-China Apple Watch, the world's largest public company is expanding its Apple Pay mobile payments system that will put it in direct competition with Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent.21 Apr 2015 - 11:27am 1 comment