iPhone 5

Samsung takes fight against Apple to New York with S4 launch

Samsung will be selling the Galaxy S4 into a global market that is approaching saturation in mobile phones. Photo: Reuters

Samsung is making its biggest run yet at the iPhone's loyalists in the United States, unveiling the new Galaxy S4 a few blocks from Apple's flagship store in New York and broadcasting the event live in Times Square.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 7:47am

China’s Huawei unveils 'world fastest smartphone' Ascend P2

Huawei's Ascend P2 can achieve speeds of 150Mbps, fast enough to download a two-hour high-definition movie in less than five minutes. Photo: AP

China’s Huawei, the No 3 smartphone maker behind giants Samsung and Apple, unveiled on Sunday a new mobile, the Ascend P2, which it claims is the fastest in the world.

Sharp-cornered and thinner than a pencil at 8.4mm, the company said it can achieve speeds of 150Mbps, fast enough to download a two-hour high-definition movie in less than five minutes.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

PCCW in court bid to end Apple phone locking

Hong Kong telecom giant PCCW. Photo: AFP

The operator of PCCW says the iPhone 5 cannot connect to its fourth-generation wireless network, but can connect to those of its rivals in the city. Users are restricted to PCCW's slower 3G network.

22 Feb 2013 - 5:20am 1 comment

Business Digest, February 21, 2013

MGM China declares special dividend

Macau casino operator MGM China declared a special dividend of HK$1.02 per share as it posted unaudited earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of HK$5.31 billion last year, up 7.7 per cent from 2011.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am

Business Digest, January 15, 2013

China Railway gets 30b yuan in mainland deals

Cosco mulls €1b stake in Greece's biggest port

Mainland shipping group Cosco is considering investing €1 billion (HK$10.4 billion) for a 60 per cent stake in Greece's largest port, at Piraeus, which is on the government's privatisation agenda, financial daily Imerisia said. Cosco already has an investment in the port, which is 74 per cent state-owned. Reuters


15 Jan 2013 - 4:16am

Taobao vendors cash in on iPhone 'consumer vanity' market

Screenshot of a vendor's page on Taobao selling fake iPhone log-in messages. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Wily vendors on Chinese-commerce site Taobao have been having a field day selling fake iPhone “signatures” to users of Tencent QQ, a popular instant messaging program.



2 Jan 2013 - 10:12pm

Apple reveals 'record sales' for iPhone 5 in China

Apple says more than two million iPhone 5 smartphones were bought on the mainland in the product's first weekend on sale. Photo: Xinhua

More than two million Apple iPhone 5s were sold in the first weekend the product was officially available on the mainland, the world's largest market for smartphones.

18 Dec 2012 - 9:53am

Apple tarnished on late iPhone arrival

Staff members from China Telecom, serve an iPhone 5 buyer in Beijing on Friday, Dec. 14, the day of the launch. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese media are blaming it on the weather, but no matter how you look at it the launch for Apple's iPhone 5 in China was pretty much a flop.

17 Dec 2012 - 9:59am 1 comment

Talking points

Airline staff walk out over job cuts

Legco panel debates update for rape law

14 Dec 2012 - 2:55am

China's iPhone 5 could be the most expensive in Asia

The iPhone 5's is expected to launch in China on December 14.

The iPhone 5 has been on the grey market in mainland China for more than two months now so most diehard Apple fans who want one, should already have one.

Still, the smartphone will fetch one of the highest handset prices in Asia. The first shipment of iPhone 5s is expected to reach the mainland's seven Apple stores on December 14.

5 Dec 2012 - 6:43pm

Apple’s iPhone 5 gets final approval for China release

 A new iPhone 5. Photo: AFP

Apple’s latest iPhone has received final clearance from Chinese regulators, paving the way for a December debut in a highly competitive market where the lack of a new model had severely eroded its share of product sales.

8 May 2015 - 12:49pm

Unicom, China Telecom in iPhone race

China Unicom and China Telecom are locked in a race to see who can offer the first iPhone 5 in China. Photo: AP

More than two months after Apple launched its latest iPhone, China Unicom and China Telecom are locked in a race to see who can offer the product first in China

28 Nov 2012 - 11:20am 1 comment

Congress Briefs, November 11, 2012

18th National Congress

Beijing plans 600b budget for railways

11 Nov 2012 - 7:11am

Fake lawn in Lantau lite

Fake lawn in Lantau lite

Years ago, while chatting to Jardines taipan Percy Weatherall, who was resplendent in a purple silk Chinese smoking jacket at the time, the subject of lawn mowers arose. He spoke at length about his garden and his various flowers and plants and conjured up a vision of a glorious English country garden in summer.

1 Nov 2012 - 6:32pm

The really expensive phone is here

Photo: AFP

It has finally arrived. The summons came in a phone call: come to the 3 shop in Hutchison House and collect your iphone 5. After the weeks of waiting. They made it sound so simple, just rock up and get it. “Take a seat,” said the girl and handed me a ripped-off ticket with a number, like the CitySuper cheese counter. 

28 Oct 2012 - 9:56am