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Consumer Electronics

Foxconn investors look to bright side with stock surge

One negative for Foxconn is that Apple is shifting orders for its cheaper iPhones from Hon Hai to another Taiwanese manufacturer, Pegatron. Hon Hai now makes nearly all the iPads and iPhones.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

More 'game changers' are coming, says Apple chief

Apple chief executive Tim Cook, addressing questions about the company's ability to keep innovating in consumer electronics, said that his staff "has several more game changers" in the pipeline.

30 May 2013 - 3:33am

Debate rages over passenger electronics affecting aircraft systems

The regional airliner was climbing past 2,700 metres when its compasses went haywire, leading pilots several kilometres off course until a flight attendant persuaded a passenger in the ninth row to switch off an iPhone.

16 May 2013 - 2:42am

Apple learns a lesson in China

Volkswagen recently responded to an accusation on a CCTV consumer rights programme that it sold cars with faulty gearboxes by promptly recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles. On the same show Apple was criticised for having inferior after-sales service for Chinese customers. If it had followed the VW example and acted on the complaints instead of being defensive, it would have spared itself attacks from the state, climaxing in accusations in People's Daily of dishonesty, greed and arrogance. Now it has apologised and doubled the warranty for Chinese customers to two years.

4 Apr 2013 - 5:41am 3 comments

Apple team 'developing wristwatch computer'

The team, which had grown in the past year, included managers, members of the marketing group as well as software and hardware engineers who previously worked on the iPhone and iPad, said the people, who asked not to be named because the plans are private. The team's size suggested Apple was beyond the experimentation phase in its development, they said.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

Sony selling New York head office for US$1.1b

Sony yesterday said it was selling its US headquarters in Manhattan, New York, for US$1.1 billion as part of an overhaul aimed at rescuing the Japanese consumer electronics giant's tattered balance sheet.

New York-based commercial property firm Chetrit Group was leading a consortium that agreed to buy the Madison Avenue building in a deal expected to close in March, Sony said.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:55am

Lenovo, Sharp to partner in TV manufacturing, say reports

Lenovo, the world's second-largest supplier of personal computers, may be gearing up to enter the television-manufacturing business with Japan's Sharp as partner, according to reports yesterday.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:12am

Global tech industry uneven as mobile surges

The global tech industry has become a tale of two sectors, with mobile devices surging at the expense of older electronics that are struggling, according to a new forecast.

7 Jan 2013 - 12:51pm

Lenovo completes strategic acquisition in Brazil

Chinese technology giant Lenovo marked the new year's first week by closing its acquisition of Comércio de Componentes Electrônicos (CCE), one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers and consumer electronics products in Brazil.

4 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

What's the big idea? Three products to watch

Canon EOS 6D

4 Jan 2013 - 9:57am