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 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.

Monday, 22 September, 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

Apple makes it easy to remove U2's free album from iTunes

Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) greets the crowd with U2 singers during an Apple special event on September 9, 2014. Photo: AFP

Apple has released a tool that lets people boot U2 off their iTunes after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the Irish rock band's automatically downloaded free album.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:32am

Apple's smartwatch fails to impress Swiss makers of luxury timepieces

LVMH's watch guru and industry legend Jean-Claude Biver said the Apple Watch was not the "revolutionary product" it claimed to be. Photo: Reuters

Apple may be known for revolutionising the world of music and mobile phones, but Switzerland's centuries-old luxury watchmakers are unimpressed with the tech giant's foray into their world.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:08am 6 comments

By delaying release of iPhone 6 in mainland China, Apple encourages fakes

Apple's iPhone 6 delay in mainland encourages fakers

Apple has announced that the iPhone6 will be available only in silver, gold and grey when it goes on sale in Hong Kong on Friday, and it will not be available in the mainland for another week.

14 Sep 2014 - 4:39am 6 comments

Sold out in two hours: Hong Kong buyers jam Apple website in bid to snatch iPhone 6

There were winners and losers yesterday as iPhone fans in Hong Kong scrambled to log on to tech giant Apple's website to get their hands on the latest gadgets. Photo: Dickson Lee

There were winners and losers yesterday as iPhone fans in Hong Kong scrambled to log on to tech giant Apple's website to get their hands on the latest gadgets.

13 Sep 2014 - 8:57am 7 comments