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'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.

Tuesday, 16 September, 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

Apple fans in China left guessing over when they will get hands on iPhone 6

A Tokyo man holds a China-made imitation iPhone 6. Photo: AFP

Quality regulators have certified Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for sale on the mainland but consumers have been left guessing when they will be able to get their hands on the new models.

13 Sep 2014 - 7:56am 1 comment

Shanghai civil service rolls out non-Apple smartphone programme

The central government is rethinking its telecommunications security amid allegations Apple's iPhone isn't very secure. Photo: Bloomberg

Thousands of Shanghai civil servants were given a new work smartphone last week as part of a municipal government effort to bolster information security and spread home-grown brands.

13 Sep 2014 - 4:10am 4 comments

Apple Watch features leave health professionals unimpressed

The Apple Watch was unveiled this week. Photo: Reuters

Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most rival fitness wristbands and watches when Apple launched its Apple Watch, but health-care professionals and fitness addicts have been left wanting more.

13 Sep 2014 - 3:19am 1 comment

Chinese iPhone accessory sellers ahead of the game

Companies selling iPhone cases had advance notice of the new products' dimensions. Photo: SCMP Pictures

This week, Apple unveiled its iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus, but at factories in the mainland hub of Guangdong production of cases and other accessories for the phones started three months ago.

12 Sep 2014 - 10:09am

Chinese online sellers tout 'special' iPhone 6 editions, but they don't exist

An Apple store in Hefei. Apple has not yet confirmed when the new iPhones will be released on the mainland. Photo: AFP

Exploiting mainland consumers' eagerness for the latest iPhones, unscrupulous online merchants are claiming that not only can they source the trendy devices, they even have access to a "special Macau edition".

12 Sep 2014 - 5:53pm 8 comments

Workers for Taiwan firm that supplies Apple end strike over cuts to bonus

The strikes started on Tuesday at subsidiary Dongguan Masstop Liquid Crystal Display and spread on Wednesday to Wintek (China) Technology. Photo: Screenshot via Weibo

More than 10,000 employees of a Taiwanese touch screen maker returned to work in Dongguan in Guangdong yesterday after striking over holiday benefits.

12 Sep 2014 - 2:52am

Apple chooses Hong Kong over mainland for iPhone 6 launch

The new iPhones unveiled on Tuesday come in gold, silver and grey and have 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacity.

Apple will roll out its new smartphones in nine markets, including Hong Kong, next week. But customers in mainland China will have to wait a week longer for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

11 Sep 2014 - 5:41pm 15 comments

Workers strike for ‘mooncake’ bonus at Guangdong subsidiary of Apple supplier

Police gathered outside the factory to maintain order. Photo: Weibo

A day after the Mid-Autumn Festival, hundreds of workers from Dongguan Masstop, a subsidiary of Apple supplier Wintek, went on a strike to demand their holiday reward: mooncakes, and a 600-yuan bonus.

11 Sep 2014 - 3:11pm

Apple Watch looks awesome... but it’s too expensive for Asia

New Apple Watch is pictured during an Apple event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino. Photo: Reuters

Today, Apple finally announced its long-speculated smart watch offering, the Apple Watch. The device looks fantastic. A square design with customizable straps, Apple Watch has a user-friendly interface for accessing standard apps, tracking your health, using the new Apple Pay wireless payment system, and, of course, telling time.

10 Sep 2014 - 6:04pm 2 comments

Once a railway town, Zhengzhou now busy air hub thanks to ‘Applemania’

Apple’s contract manufacturing giant Foxconn produced 96.45 million iPhones last year in Zhengzhou - two-thirds of the total number sold worldwide that year. Photo: AP

Workers in Zhengzhou in central China have been busy since the start of September loading trucks and planes with the new Apple iPhone 6, and the whole city is expecting a boom from another wave of “Applemania”.

10 Sep 2014 - 10:20am

iPhone 6 to hit Hong Kong shelves September 19; unlocked prices up to HK$8,088

The iPhone 6 is due to go on sale in Hong Kong on September 19. Photo: Bloomberg

The Apple rumours and hype are back. As the US tech giant prepared to unveil its larger-screen iPhone 6 in California, stores in Hong Kong were preparing for some hot trade.

10 Sep 2014 - 1:33pm 5 comments

Apple unveils larger iPhones and smartwatch

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone and Apple Watch. Photo: AFP

Apple unveiled two new super-size iPhones and a smartwatch during the company's most anticipated product unveiling for years.

10 Sep 2014 - 1:34pm 10 comments