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Huawei Narrows Gap with Samsung in 2018: Strategy Analytics

Huawei Narrows Gap with Samsung in 2018: Strategy Analytics

SEOUL, Mar. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — China’s Huawei Technologies Co. narrowed its gap with Samsung Electronics Co. in the global smartphone market last year, data showed Sunday, with the smaller rival expected to beat the South Korean tech giant in 2019. According to the data compiled by industry tracker Strategy Analytics, Samsung Electronics took up [...]

Samsung and Apple Retain Customers by Providing Better Warranty Service

Samsung and Apple Retain Customers by Providing Better Warranty Service

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — It was reported on January 9 that starting this month, Samsung Electronics Co. has decided to replace mobile device displays free of charge in the case of ‘burn-in’. Within one year of the original purchase, customers can have the display on their device replaced. Samsung has been providing free [...]

Apple Accused of Pressuring Distributors to Buy “Demo Devices”

Apple Accused of Pressuring Distributors to Buy “Demo Devices”

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Apple Inc. has been accused of pressuring distributors to buy demo devices ahead of the release of the company’s new iPad Pro via the nation’s three major telecommunications providers. According to the Korea Mobile Distributors Association, most producers supply demo devices to distributors free of charge, while Apple has historically forced distributors [...]

S. Korean Smartphone Retailers Protest Apple’s Policy

S. Korean Smartphone Retailers Protest Apple’s Policy

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean smartphone retailers on Wednesday protested against U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. for its practice of forcing them to purchase in-store tester iPhones. “Normally, most manufacturers provide all smartphones needed for display, which are collected later,” the Korea Mobile Distributors Association (KMDA) said in its [...]

Sales of New iPhones in S. Korea Estimated at 170,000 Units in First Week

Sales of New iPhones in S. Korea Estimated at 170,000 Units in First Week

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 170,000 units of Apple Inc.’s new iPhone models are estimated to have been sold in South Korea since its release here last week, industry data showed Friday. The number covers iPhone XS, Max and XR sales via the country’s three leading mobile carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT [...]

Software Developers Looking to Escape High Fees of Google and Apple

Software Developers Looking to Escape High Fees of Google and Apple

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Smartphones are the ultimate medium nowadays that allow individuals to enjoy most of the content they consume online such as shopping, music, games and social media. The content is distributed through two main channels, Google Play and the App Store by Apple Inc. The former has come to dominate [...]

edelkrone Brings its Latest Product to its Customers’ Mobile Devices Before They May Even Buy it with Apple’s AR Technology

edelkrone Brings its Latest Product to its Customers’ Mobile Devices Before They May Even Buy it with Apple’s AR Technology

ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) —  edelkrone, a company well-known for its innovative filmmaking solutions, has presented its customers the experience of virtually placing the edelkrone setup without buying it with the AR feature of Apple. Upon Apple’s recent announcement of AR Quick Look, customers can now view the 3D models of edelkrone products directly [...]