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Watchdog Probes Apple for Shifting Advertisement Costs to Mobile Carriers

Watchdog Probes Apple for Shifting Advertisement Costs to Mobile Carriers

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s corporate watchdog is probing U.S. tech giant Apple Inc.’s practice of shifting the cost of advertisements to local mobile carriers, industry sources said Tuesday. South Korea’s three mobile carriers started television advertisements for the iPhone 8 earlier this month. According to the sources, local mobile carriers currently [...]

Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi Release Flagship Models in India, Targeting Rising Consumer Base

Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi Release Flagship Models in India, Targeting Rising Consumer Base

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The eyes of the smartphone industry are trained on India with Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi all releasing their latest flagship products within weeks of each other. Though the Indian smartphone market has been predominantly composed of mid to lower-tier smartphones in the past, recent economic development has led to [...]

China Proving to be a Tricky Customer for Apple and Samsung

China Proving to be a Tricky Customer for Apple and Samsung

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Responses to Apple and Samsung Electronics’ latest flagship releases in the Chinese market have been lukewarm to downright disappointing. Domestically, Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 8 has performed like a rock star, alleviating company insiders’ concerns that the Galaxy Note 7 exploding debacle would keep customers away.  Over the pre-sales [...]

South Korea’s Anti-Corruption Law Accused of Scaring Off International Companies like Apple

South Korea’s Anti-Corruption Law Accused of Scaring Off International Companies like Apple

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Since reports emerged that Apple hadn’t sent South Korean journalists invitations to the company’s latest Apple Event, which was held today at the new Steve Jobs Theater, speculation has been circulating that the country’s anti-graft law might have scared off the American consumer electronics giant. It has been widely [...]

New iPhone’s Price Dependent on S. Korean Parts

New iPhone’s Price Dependent on S. Korean Parts

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The consumer price of U.S. tech giant Apple Inc.’s new iPhone to be unveiled this month will depend on how much is paid to South Korean parts manufacturers, industry watchers said Friday. The outlook came as many high-end features to be applied in the upcoming iPhone, including OLED panels, [...]