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South Korean Retailers Fed Up with Apple’s Overbearing Practices

South Korean Retailers Fed Up with Apple’s Overbearing Practices

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retailers have joined forces to confront Apple’s continuous “gapjil” — a uniquely Korean term referring to the abuse of power by someone against a person in a weaker position — that has put an increasing financial burden on their operations. In a press release from the Korea Mobile [...]

First Apple Store in S. Korea Previews with a “Nice to Meet You”

First Apple Store in S. Korea Previews with a “Nice to Meet You”

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The pure white wall standing at the Sinsa-dong location of South Korea’s first Apple Store is wearing a friendlier face. Pedestrians striding pass the area have taken note of the colorful “반가워요”, Korean for “nice to meet you”, that has been inscribed from left to right underneath the unmistakable [...]

Law Firm Prepares to File Lawsuit Against Apple over Slowing Devices

Law Firm Prepares to File Lawsuit Against Apple over Slowing Devices

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean law firm said Wednesday it is preparing to file a lawsuit against U.S. Apple Inc. after the tech giant admitted to slowing down older iPhone models. Hanuri Law said it plans to file a lawsuit against Apple’s U.S. headquarters as well as its South Korean arm regarding the case, saying it will start gathering participants through its website on Thursday. The law firm said Apple did not notify users of such crucial information, [...]

FTC: Payment Upfront for Phone Repairs Unjustified

FTC: Payment Upfront for Phone Repairs Unjustified

SEJONG, July 31  (Korea Bizwire) – Asking consumers to pay over 300,000 won before repairs of broken iPhones had been completed has been judged to be unjustified. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) advised six Apple service centers to change their policies, which were said to be unfair to consumers. As a result, the service centers must [...]