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Prosecutors to Reinvestigate Apple’s Alleged Slowing Down of Old iPhones

Prosecutors to Reinvestigate Apple’s Alleged Slowing Down of Old iPhones

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean prosecutors have decided to launch a new investigation into the allegation that the U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. deliberately slowed down old iPhones through its operating systems (OS) updates. According to prosecution sources on Monday, the Seoul High Prosecutors’ Office directed officials on July 15 to resume [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

National Forensic Service to Investigate iPhone Slowdown Claims

National Forensic Service to Investigate iPhone Slowdown Claims

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Forensic Service will be investigating allegations that U.S. smartphone maker Apple deliberately caused the slowdown of its older iPhone models. The Seoul-based civic group Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty submitted iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models as samples to the National Forensic Service for an in-depth inspection. [...]

S. Korean Law Firm Representing 63,767 iPhone Users Sues Apple

S. Korean Law Firm Representing 63,767 iPhone Users Sues Apple

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean law firm representing more than 60,000 consumers filed a lawsuit against U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. and its local branch for intentionally slowing down older iPhones. Hannuri Law said it filed the suit at the Seoul Central District Court on behalf of 63,767 iPhone users. It [...]

Apple to Launch 1st Retail Shop in South Korea

Apple to Launch 1st Retail Shop in South Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Apple Korea said Wednesday it will open its first full-fledged retail shop in South Korea this month to help customers buy, repair and experience iPhones and other Apple products. The first shop in South Korea will open on Garosugil in the affluent southern district of Gangnam in Seoul on [...]