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Apple Watch Series 5 Launches in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand

Friday October 25, 2019 5:50 am PDT by
Apple Watch Series 5 models are now available to purchase at Apple Stores and select resellers in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand, with both Wi-Fi-only and cellular models released today following pre-orders. Pricing starts at R$3,999 in Brazil, ₩539,000 in Korea, and ฿14,400 in Thailand. Carriers:Brazil: Claro and Vivo Korea: KT, SK Telecom, and LG U+ Thailand: AIS, dtac, and TrueMoveApple ...

Apple Has 500 Employees in Korea, Supports 325,000 Jobs in Country

Monday August 19, 2019 5:40 am PDT by
Apple today revealed job creation figures in South Korea for the first time since entering the country two decades ago, as noted by The Korea Herald. In a new page on its website, Apple says it has created and supports 325,000 jobs in South Korea, including 500 direct employees, 125,000 jobs through partners in the country like component manufacturers and product distributors, and 200,000...

Apple to Present Plaque to Korean Police for Cracking Down on Sale of Fake Accessories

Wednesday January 9, 2019 1:19 am PST by
Apple will express its gratitude to Korean police for seizing fake accessories worth 1 billion won ($892,000) by presenting a plaque to officers at a local police unit, reports The Korea Herald. As a token of thanks, Donald Shruhan, senior regional director for Apple's Asia-Pacific operations, will visit the Bucheon Sosa Police Station in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, on Friday to deliver a...

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Models Available to Pre-Order in Four New Countries From June 8

Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:06 am PDT by
Apple has announced through its regional websites that Apple Watch Series 3 LTE models will be available to pre-order in Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates on Friday, June 8. Brazilian customers hoping to pick up and Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE can expect to pay 3,119 reais (about $826) for the 38mm model and 3449 for the 42mm model. Claro will be the sole network...

Investigations into Apple's iPhone Battery Slowdowns Spread to Italy and South Korea

Friday January 19, 2018 1:27 am PST by
Italy and South Korea on Thursday joined a growing list of countries in which class-action lawsuits and government investigations into Apple's iPhone battery slowdowns are underway. Italy's antitrust body revealed it had opened a probe into allegations that Apple used iOS updates to slow older smartphones and push clients into buying new models (via Reuters). The Italian watchdog said Apple...

Apple's 500th Store and First in Korea Opening January 27 Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

Tuesday January 16, 2018 11:04 am PST by
Apple today announced that its first retail store in South Korea opens on Saturday, January 27, at 10:00 a.m. local time, just a few weeks prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang on Friday, February 9. The store is located in the upscale Garosugil shopping area in the Gangnam District of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The location will be open seven days per...

Apple in 'Early Stages' of Discussions for Apple Pay in South Korea, Android Pay Likely to Launch First

Wednesday February 15, 2017 5:15 am PST by
A few Apple executives have had meetings with South Korean financial authorities, spurring a rumor that the Cupertino company is beginning to make headway in its attempt to launch Apple Pay in the country. Sources speaking with The Korea Herald said that Apple's legal director and senior counselor met with the country's financial authorities back in November to discuss Apple Pay, but the company...

Pokémon Go Makes a Late Debut in South Korea

Monday January 23, 2017 11:46 pm PST by
Pokémon Go finally launched in South Korea today, almost six months after the popular game's initial launch. Developers Niantic had to overcome some unique challenges to bring Pokémons to the hugely lucrative gaming market because of the way the game relies on Google Maps to work. Those functions are limited by the government for national security reasons, because the country is...

Apple Will Open its First Retail Store in South Korea This Year

Friday January 6, 2017 2:48 am PST by
Apple will open its first retail store in South Korea this year, according to a report on Friday (via Reuters). The country's Yonhap News Agency said that construction was underway for a store in the southern district of Seoul and that work on the site would likely be completed by the end of November. Image: Flickr "We're excited about opening our first Apple Store in Korea, one of the...

Apple Criticized by Korean Game Developers for its App Store Refund Policy

Monday December 5, 2016 2:14 am PST by
Apple has been criticized in South Korea for its mobile app refund policy which game developers say removes them from the process and is regularly being abused. Apple controls the App Store payment refund process for paid-for apps and determines whether to give refunds to consumers. According to The Korea Times, because Apple does not provide information about who has been issued a refund,...

iPhone 7 Arrives in More Countries Starting October 7

Friday September 30, 2016 6:51 am PDT by
Apple has announced that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch in India on October 7 and in Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, South Africa, and Turkey on October 14. The smartphones also launch in Ukraine on October 7, and in South Korea and Thailand on October 21, according to local news reports. In India, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available through online shops Flipkart,...

Apple Partners With South Korean Company to Develop Hollow Batteries for 'Project Titan' Car Project

Tuesday August 9, 2016 8:45 am PDT by
Last year, it was reported that Apple has poached Samsung engineers to develop battery technologies for its widely rumored electric vehicle, and now another unnamed South Korean company may be involved with the project. Korean site ETNews now reports that a small Korean battery company, which comprises 20 or so employees described as "expert technologists in batteries," has been tapped to...

Korea FTC Investigating Apple Over Unfair Mobile Carrier Contracts

Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:28 am PDT by
South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating "some matters" relating to Apple's business practices in the country, according to a Reuters report this morning. The comment was made Tuesday by the FTC chairman Jeong Jae-chan during a parliamentary hearing, but he declined to elaborate when asked to do so by a South Korean lawmaker. Last week, the Korea Times cited sources...

iPad Pro Launches in Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and More

Thursday December 3, 2015 6:57 am PST by
iPad Pro launched in the U.S. and 40 total countries in November, and this week the 12.9-inch tablet became available in the Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan through the Apple Online Store and select authorized resellers. Pricing for the 32GB Wi-Fi base model in the three Asian countries starts at ₱42,990.00 in the Philippines, ₩999,000 in South Korea and NT$27,900 in Taiwan. 128GB...