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  • Nov 29, 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. 

China Mobile revs up 4G expansion with long-awaited iPhone pact

China Mobile expects to get more high-end data users, while helping fuel Apple's sales expansion on the mainland, after the two companies forged a multiyear deal to bring the iPhone to the world's largest mobile network from January 17.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2013, 4:15am

US technology giants push back on snooping and urge restraint

Just because you are hypocritical doesn't mean you are wrong. Eight prominent US technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Apple, have jointly published an open letter to the US Congress and President Barack Obama urging strict new limits on government surveillance.

15 Dec 2013 - 4:14am

Apple monitors contractor after worker,15, dies in China

Apple sent inspectors to one of its contractor factories in China after the death of an underage worker, it said on Friday, vowing to ensure “high standards” were kept to.

Supplier Pegatron confirmed that the 15-year-old was among four workers “who died of illness in the second half of the year” in the Shanghai plant, which has about 100,000 employees.

14 Dec 2013 - 9:59am

Apple to probe deaths at Shanghai supplier

Apple has sent independent medical experts to a Shanghai factory operated by supplier Pegatron after the deaths of some employees.

13 Dec 2013 - 3:27am

Apple accused of having unstated policy against bitcoin payments

Apple has forced a secure messaging app to remove the ability to send bitcoin payments or be booted off the iOS App Store.

12 Dec 2013 - 12:46am

Apple deploys iBeacon system to gather data from shoppers in its stores

Apple used freshly deployed iBeacon sensors to virtually - and personally - accompany iPhone, iPad or iPod-toting shoppers through its stores in the United States on Friday.

8 Dec 2013 - 7:31am 1 comment

China enters new era with grant of 4G mobile network licenses

Beijing has awarded fourth-generation (4G) mobile licences to the three major mainland telecommunications network operators, paving the way for the much-anticipated alliance between China Mobile and Apple in the world's biggest smartphone market.

5 Dec 2013 - 6:00am

Apple buys Twitter data analysis firm Topsy

Apple has acquired social media search and analytics start-up Topsy, an unusual purchase for a hardware-focused company that has made few forays into social networking.

4 Dec 2013 - 6:28am

The Apple of the Pearl River Delta? DJI Innovations is taking flight

When Frank Wang Tao sneaked away from classes at the University of Science and Technology to found a business, he could hardly have imagined that his company would one day be hailed as the Pearl River Delta's answer to Apple by his former mentor.

2 Dec 2013 - 5:23am

Samsung and Xiaomi 'rise in popularity as Apple lags behind'

Samsung and Xiaomi are the big winners in China's smartphone market this year while Apple sales dropped, says a new research report.

28 Nov 2013 - 2:45pm 1 comment

Thai man dies after talking on charging iPhone

In the latest case of exploding Apple hardware, a Thai man has died while talking on his charging iPhone. 

26 Nov 2013 - 7:54pm 2 comments

Taxing times for Apple

Tiny Singapore does not look at first sight like one of Apple's priority markets: it has no official Apple Store and is not mentioned in the company's latest annual report.

26 Nov 2013 - 3:18am

Apple still top seller in slower quarter

Apple kept its top sales ranking in the city for the second consecutive quarter, outselling all other major brands to remain the leading supplier of smartphones, media tablets and notebook computers in the three months to September.

27 Nov 2013 - 5:47pm

New iPad mini may provide big boost to China tablet sales

Strong demand for the latest iPad mini, more than for the much-ballyhooed iPad Air, could provide a big boost to Apple's media tablet sales on the mainland this fourth quarter, analysts say.

16 Nov 2013 - 3:11am

Hon Hai seen on right track with strategic shift

Hon Hai Precision Industry's decision to move away from major client Apple and the lower-value electronics contract manufacturing business is a long-term bet that will improve margins and offset rising labour costs, analysts say.

14 Nov 2013 - 2:20pm