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Limited Tech Support Has Android Users Up in Arms

Limited Tech Support Has Android Users Up in Arms

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Following Apple Inc.’s recent decision to support its newest smart device operating system, iOS 14, on older generation iPhone models dating back as far as six years, controversy has reemerged over Android smartphones, which have a shorter duration of technical support. Consumers say that a flagship smartphone model costing [...]

Regulator Again Rejects Apple’s Measures over Alleged Violation of Competition Law

Regulator Again Rejects Apple’s Measures over Alleged Violation of Competition Law

SEJONG, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Thursday it has again rejected voluntary corrective measures by Apple Inc.’s Korean unit over its alleged violation of competition law. Apple Korea is suspected of having required Korean mobile phone carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — to pay [...]

Apple to Reopen Store in South Korea on Sat.

Apple to Reopen Store in South Korea on Sat.

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. said Friday that it will reopen its sole outlet in South Korea this weekend, as the country’s coronavirus infections have slowed. The retail store, located in Seoul’s affluent southern district of Gangnam, will resume business Saturday, the company said on its website. It marks [...]

Apple to Propose Revised Measures over Alleged Violation of Competition Law

Apple to Propose Revised Measures over Alleged Violation of Competition Law

SEJONG, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean unit of U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. has said it will submit revised voluntary corrective measures over its alleged violation of competition law, the anti-trust regulator said Monday. Apple Korea is suspected of having required South Korean mobile phone carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. [...]

While Samsung Innovates Smartphones, Apple Upgrades

While Samsung Innovates Smartphones, Apple Upgrades

BERLIN/SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Now that both Samsung Electronics and Apple have revealed their latest smartphone lineups for this year, here’s a simple question to ask. What are the two things Samsung has that Apple doesn’t in this year’s smartphone lineup? 5G and foldable. Amid flattening smartphone sales, Samsung has changed its strategy [...]

Go-Stop, Poker Launch on Apple’s App Store After Introduction of Adult Certification Procedure

Go-Stop, Poker Launch on Apple’s App Store After Introduction of Adult Certification Procedure

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — With Apple Inc. introducing an adult certification procedure to its app store in South Korea, it seems that games for adults that had not been released until now are now being launched en masse. According to the gaming industry, so-called web board games such as go-stop and poker were [...]