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.
Security risk allegations against Apple that were reported last week by the mainland's state-owned broadcaster may have helped, rather than harmed, the technology giant's reputation in the world's largest smartphone market.Wednesday, 16 July, 2014, 1:15am
Apple has rebutted a report by state media which claimed a feature in the iPhone that tracks a user's location could be a national security threat.13 Jul 2014 - 9:47am 7 comments
Apple could be open to a settlement to end a case brought by a mainland software company for alleged patent infringement in Siri, the digital personal assistant application used on the iPhone and iPad.10 Jul 2014 - 4:55am
Apple's suppliers will begin mass production of new iPhones in China next month, according to people familiar with the plans of the US smartphone giant.25 Jun 2014 - 5:36am 2 comments
Hong Kong mobile application companies predict more local developers will join the ranks of those creating apps for Apple devices, following the technology giant's surprise release of a new programming language earlier this month.23 Jun 2014 - 9:31pm
Taiwan’s Quanta Computer will start mass production of Apple’s first smartwatch next month, a source familiar with the matter said, as the US tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against South Korean rival Samsung Electronics.20 Jun 2014 - 11:55am
China’s Ministry of Information and Information Technology (MIIT) intends to lay down new regulations governing Apple’s iMessage, the default messaging app in every Apple iPhone and iPad.
The measures include tools to monitor and prevent spam messages, which the ministry says are prevalent on the iOS default messaging app.17 Jun 2014 - 6:10pm 1 comment
The European Commission will launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported, without naming its source.
The European Union’s competition authority said last year that it was looking into corporate tax arrangements in several member states and had requested information from Ireland.11 Jun 2014 - 10:33am
Mobile applications developers in Hong Kong expect to generate fresh business opportunities after Apple took the wraps off its new and improved mobile operating system, iOS 8.4 Jun 2014 - 5:30am
Hong Kong's biggest virtual currency trading platform hopes to benefit from a rewrite of rules by Apple that could soon allow the use of bitcoin and other digital money transactions on mobiles and tablet devices.4 Jun 2014 - 4:34am
When Apple's chief executive Tim Cook takes the stage at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco tomorrow, he will face one key question: can Apple do it again?1 Jun 2014 - 12:36pm 1 comment
Apple will buy Beats for about US$3 billion and bring recording mogul Jimmy Iovine into its ranks, hoping to win points with the music industry and help it catch up in fast-growing music streaming.
As expected, Beats co-founders Iovine and rapper Dr Dre will join Apple as part of the acquisition of the music streaming and audio equipment company.29 May 2014 - 3:43pm
Apple is seeking a US sales ban on some older Samsung smartphones following a jury verdict that the South Korean company infringed three of its patents.26 May 2014 - 6:53am
Apple and Google have declared a ceasefire in their intellectual property wars. The two Silicon Valley technology giants said they are dropping lawsuits against one another and will work together to reform patent law.18 May 2014 - 3:32am
It is a long way from the rough streets of south Los Angeles to becoming the world's richest hip hop star. But that is the path that beckons Andre Young - better known as Dr Dre - thanks to some very fashionable headphones.22 May 2014 - 6:42pm