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  • Nov 21, 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 criticised for booting 'bitcoin wallet' off its App Store

Apple has unexpectedly axed the popular bitcoin wallet application Blockchain from the iOS App Store without explanation. The company behind the wallet app has branded the move “anti-competitive” and “censorship”.

Friday, 7 February, 2014, 4:19am 6 comments

Foxconn in talks with US states over factory plans

Foxconn Technology Group, the maker of Apple's iPhones and iPads, is in talks with several US states to build advanced facilities as part of plans to set up factories closer to its clients.

29 Jan 2014 - 5:02am

Disappointed investors dump Apple shares

Apple's shares fell more than 7 per cent to trade at US$511 yesterday morning after the company released first-quarter results that disappointed investors.

29 Jan 2014 - 12:35pm

China doubts may cloud Apple's record holiday season sales

Apple may notch up its most successful holiday shopping season yet when it reports quarterly results on Monday, setting records for sales of its gift-friendly iPhones and iPads.

28 Jan 2014 - 1:35am

US fires back at Apple bid to thwart e-book monitor

US prosecutors on Friday fired back at Apple’s bid to derail a court-ordered monitor in its e-book price-fixing case.

Apple is out of line asking for an emergency order stopping the monitor from tending to business until the outcome of an appeal in the case, Mark Ryan of the US Department of Justice argued in a court filing.

25 Jan 2014 - 10:45am

Apple gets serious about Siri on the mainland, seeks native speakers of Putonghua

Apple has posted listings on its jobs page for a “Siri Writer or Editor” in Putonghua, indicating that the company may ramp up its efforts to improve its voice recognition service in China.

According to the listings, Apple is looking for candidates who are native speakers of Putonghua, with “current and direct exposure to Chinese culture over a sustained time period.”

24 Jan 2014 - 2:17pm

Subsidy war likely as iPhone finally comes to China Mobile

Apple's long-awaited launch of its iPhone on China Mobile's vast network yesterday opens the door to the carrier's 763 million subscribers, but doubts have been cast on the longer-term benefits for both parties.

18 Jan 2014 - 1:29am

Apple CEO appears in Beijing to celebrate China Mobile sale of iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook was at China Mobile’s Beijing store on Friday, kicking off the beginning of an event that saw the state-owned mobile provider finally selling iPhones capable of running on its 4G networks.

Joining China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua, Cook met dozens of eager buyers, posed for photographs and passed out autographed iPhones to customers.

17 Jan 2014 - 7:05pm

Apple to refund consumers US$32.5 million for in-app purchases made by their children without permission

Apple will refund at least US$32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that children made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps, the United States government announced on Wednesday.

17 Jan 2014 - 4:42am

Apple facing uphill battle in China despite China Mobile deal

The world's largest mobile network is ready to offer Apple's iPhone, but while the US technology giant has declared China its biggest future market, it faces an uphill battle to unseat Samsung Electronics and homegrown competitors.

16 Jan 2014 - 9:06am

Nothing funny about NSA's jokers

The next time your Microsoft Word document file crashes and that irritating window pops up, asking you whether to send a crash report, read it carefully.

3 Jan 2014 - 3:41am 1 comment

Latest Apple jailbreak seen as commercial opportunity

Each year, Apple releases a new version of the software running its iconic mobile devices, the iPhone and iPad. And each year, a small but dogged community of hackers sets out to crack it - or, in the words of the hackers, "jailbreak" it.

2 Jan 2014 - 1:41am

Apple denies 'backdoor' NSA access to iPhones

Apple has denied any knowledge of a National Security Agency tool to hack into iPhones after newly released documents showed the company's smartphone was targeted by the US spy agency.

2 Jan 2014 - 2:11am 2 comments

Apple chief gets US$4.25m paycheque

Apple chief executive Tim Cook received compensation valued at US$4.25 million this year, a 1.9 per cent increase over 2012, even as the iPhone maker's stock gains lagged the S&P 500 Index.

30 Dec 2013 - 1:27am

Some things you may not know about Apple

Apple, the company behind the ubiquitous iPhone and iPad is famously secretive, but there are a few little-known facts about the California-based company.

29 Dec 2013 - 7:52am