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Apple to Launch New Budget iPhone SE in S. Korea Next Week

Apple to Launch New Budget iPhone SE in S. Korea Next Week

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Apple Inc. will launch its newly upgraded iPhone SE smartphone in South Korea next week, the country’s telecom operators said Friday, as the U.S. tech giant aims to expand its leadership in the budget-friendly smartphone market. Last week, Apple unveiled its low-end iPhone SE featuring better battery life and [...]

S. Korean Regulator Unveils Guideline on World’s 1st In-app Payment Law

S. Korean Regulator Unveils Guideline on World’s 1st In-app Payment Law

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecommunications regulator on Thursday unveiled a guideline to clarify potential violations of a revised law banning store operators, like Apple and Google, from forcing developers to use their own in-app payment systems. Earlier this week, the country’s Cabinet approved an enforcement decree revision of the Telecommunications Business [...]

S. Korea’s Cabinet OKs Revised Enforcement Decree on In-app Payment Law

S. Korea’s Cabinet OKs Revised Enforcement Decree on In-app Payment Law

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a revised bill that would ban app store operators from forcing developers to use their own in-app payment systems, the country’s telecommunications regulator said. The revision is a follow-up to the enforcement decree of the Telecommunications Business Act that went into effect in [...]

iPhone Users in Outcry over Continued Dropped Calls Even After iOS Update

iPhone Users in Outcry over Continued Dropped Calls Even After iOS Update

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The users of iPhone devices, including the iPhone 12 and 13, continued to experience dropped calls even after updating the mobile operating system released by Apple last month to fix the issue, industry sources said Wednesday. An official at LG Uplus Corp., a major South Korean telecom operator, said [...]