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Major Earthquake in Taiwan Halts Some Apple Chip Production Lines

Wednesday April 3, 2024 5:20 am PDT by
A major earthquake in Taiwan has halted some TSMC chip production lines, potentially impacting the manufacture of Apple devices (via Bloomberg). A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan in the early hours of the morning, killing at least nine people, injuring hundreds, and causing significant damage to infrastructure, including disrupting operations at several TSMC key manufacturing sites....
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Apple Launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in Taiwan

Thursday April 20, 2023 1:34 am PDT by
Apple has announced the launch of Tap to Pay on iPhone in Taiwan, allowing independent sellers, small merchants, and large retailers in the country to use ‌iPhones‌ as a payment terminal. Introduced in February 2022, the feature allows compatible iPhones to accept payments via Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets, using only an ‌‌iPhone‌ - no additional...
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Taiwan Railways Administration Announces Apple Pay Support for E-Tickets

Monday September 6, 2021 1:21 am PDT by
Taiwan's Railways Administration (TRA) has officially announced support for using Apple Pay when purchasing train tickets with the service's e-booking mobile app. In a press release on its website, the country's railway operator said it was making the new "‌Apple Pay‌ ticketing service" available from September 7 in order to improve convenience for passengers when booking tickets via the...
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Apple Touts Next Week's Launch of Apple Watch ECG Feature in Taiwan

Thursday December 10, 2020 1:39 am PST by
Apple is touting next week's launch of its Apple Watch electrocardiogram (ECG) feature in Taiwan, following the upcoming release of watchOS 7.2 and iOS 14.3. In a newsroom update on its regional Taiwanese website, Apple says the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 and subsequent models will be launched in Taiwan via iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 from Tuesday, December 15, Taiwan time. The ECG...
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Taiwanese iPhone 12 Pre-Orders Sold Out in 45 Minutes

Thursday October 15, 2020 6:48 am PDT by
Pre-sales for the iPhone 12 and ‌iPhone‌ 12 Pro in Taiwan sold out within just 45 minutes, reports DigiTimes. Market sources report that ‌iPhone‌ 12 and 12 Pro pre-orders from Taiwanese telecoms operators, including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), and Taiwan Mobile, were extremely positive. Pre-orders opened yesterday, and CHT reports that its entire ‌iPhone‌...
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HomePod Launching in Japan and Taiwan This Summer

Wednesday July 10, 2019 6:31 am PDT by
Apple has announced that its HomePod speaker will be available to order in Japan and Taiwan later this summer. The speaker has had a slow worldwide rollout since launching in February 2018, with availability currently limited to the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, China, and Hong Kong. In April, Apple lowered the price of the HomePod from...
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Apple Xinyi A13 Taipei Store Previewed Ahead of Official Opening This Saturday [Updated]

Thursday June 13, 2019 2:32 am PDT by
Update: Apple has now shared photos of the store's grand opening in a press release. Apple's second retail store in Taiwan opens on Saturday, June 15, and today the company shared additional details of the kind of experience customers can expect when they enter Apple Xinyi A13. Located in Taipei's bustling Xinyi District on an tree-lined open-air plaza, the new store features...
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Taiwan's Second Apple Retail Store Opening Soon in Xinyi District of Taipei

Friday May 24, 2019 2:21 am PDT by
Apple has begun promoting the opening of its second retail store in Taiwan. Located right outside Taipei's Xinyi A13 shopping mall on a tree-lined plaza, the standalone construction had promotional graphics installed on its temporary hoarding overnight. The logo on display is a play on the word "Taipei" in Mandarin, with the Apple logo inserted into the first character. The slogan on the...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Taiwan

Thursday October 12, 2017 3:57 pm PDT by
Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for Taiwan, one of the locations where hints of transit support surfaced months ago. Maps users in Taiwan can now select public transportation routes when navigating across the country, with transit options available in Taipei, Kaohsiung, and other cities. Support is available for the Taiwan Railway and Taiwan High...
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iPhone Movie 'The Great Buddha+' Receives Ten Golden Horse Nominations

Monday October 2, 2017 3:22 am PDT by
Taiwanese movie "The Great Buddha+", a dark comedy shot extensively on an iPhone 6 Plus, has picked up ten nominations in the Golden Horse Awards, including best feature film and best new director (via Variety). Directed by Huang Hsin-yao and produced and lensed by acclaimed photographer Chung Mung-hong, the black-and-white film follows the voyeuristic antics of a pair of small-town Taiwanese...
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Apple's First Retail Location in Taiwan Officially Opens to the Public

Saturday July 1, 2017 6:53 pm PDT by
Apple officially opened up its first retail store in Taiwan at 11:00 a.m. local time on July 1. Located in Taiwan's capital of Taipei, and called Apple Taipei 101, the store is situated on the ground floor of the Taipei 101 skyscraper. Apple Taipei 101 is another expansion of Apple's next-generation retail plans and features the company's latest store designs and principles, including various...
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Apple Announces Imminent Opening of Taiwan's First Apple Retail Store

Sunday June 11, 2017 2:26 am PDT by
Apple has posted a message on its regional Taiwan website to announce the imminent opening of its first official retail store in the country. The store is located in the Xinyi District, on the ground floor and basement level of Taipei 101, the fourth tallest skyscraper in the world. A specific opening date for the store has not yet been provided by Apple, but Taiwanese site AppleDaily...

Apple Pay Coming to Taiwan 'Soon', Says Apple

Thursday February 2, 2017 12:57 am PST by
The Apple Pay mobile payment system will be available in Taiwan soon, Apple announced on its regional website today. A total of seven banks, including Cathay United Bank, CTBC Bank, E. Sun Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank, Taishin International Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan, will join Apple to launch the mobile payment service initially, Apple said....
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Taiwan Government Takes Bank Applications to Offer Apple Pay

Friday September 30, 2016 3:46 am PDT by
Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission has begun accepting applications from the country's banks for offering Apple Pay to their customers, according to a report out today (via DigiTimes). The mobile payment service will initially be limited to the use of credit cards, although other financial card systems like debit cards are expected to be allowed at a later date. Apple Pay is expected ...
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Apple Issues 30-Year Bond in Taiwan at 4.15 Percent Yield

Tuesday June 7, 2016 3:25 am PDT by
Confirming rumors reported last week, Apple on Monday issued a U.S. dollar bond in Taiwan that is estimated to raise between $1 billion and $1.2 billion (via Reuters). The yield on the 30-year bond compares with a range between 4.2 percent and 4.3 percent ahead of its pricing, according to people familiar with the matter. That yield comes in significantly lower than recent bonds by...
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Apple Set to Raise Up to $4 Billion in Asia-Pacific From Bond Sales [Updated]

Wednesday June 1, 2016 3:03 am PDT by
Apple is set to issue bonds in Taiwan with the aim of raising $1 billion, according to Reuters. The news signals the company's first attempt to sell bonds on the island where many of its supply chain partners operate, such as iPhone manufacturer Foxconn, contract chipmaker TSM, and camera lens producer Largan Precision. The move would place Apple alongside a number of big global names...
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Apple Maps Gains 23 New Flyover Locations Around the World

Tuesday March 8, 2016 4:22 am PST by
Apple today updated its iOS feature availability page with 23 new Flyover locations around the world, including cities in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Flyover is an Apple Maps feature that provides photo-realistic 3D views of primarily large cities and landmarks. In satellite view, users can zoom, pan, and rotate ...

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...