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Samsung Launches Program to Allow iPhone Users to Test Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung Launches Program to Allow iPhone Users to Test Galaxy Smartphones

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it will launch a program to allow iPhones users to try out the latest Galaxy smartphones for a one-month period, as Apple Inc. releases its newest models in the South Korean company’s home market. Under the program, iPhone users can purchase the latest Galaxy [...]

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, [...]

Used iPhones Retain Value Better than Samsung’s Galaxy Series

Used iPhones Retain Value Better than Samsung’s Galaxy Series

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Apple’s iPhones are more popular than its rival Samsung’s phones in the secondhand mobile market, according to a new study. Findings from a study released by market researcher Strategy Analytics on Tuesday revealed that from last November to July this year, the prices of iPhone 7 handsets traded on [...]

Tech Giants to Lock Horns with Flagship Smartphones in H2

Tech Giants to Lock Horns with Flagship Smartphones in H2

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Global smartphone giants are expected to compete fiercely in the second half of 2017, industry watchers said Friday, as South Korea’s top two players are fixing the release dates of their latest flagship smartphones next month. Samsung Electronics Co. said it will showcase the presumed Galaxy Note 8 in [...]

Possible Probe into iPhone Battery Shutdown in S. Korea

Possible Probe into iPhone Battery Shutdown in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s industrial standardization bureau said Wednesday it is mulling over an investigation into Apple Inc.’s iPhone handsets, which randomly shut down despite battery remaining.  The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) said it is looking into the matter as the iPhone 6S battery problem could potentially be [...]

Younger Generation Prefers iPhone over Samsung Galaxy in Korea

Younger Generation Prefers iPhone over Samsung Galaxy in Korea

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Only one out of ten adults in Korea makes do without a smartphone these days. Based on market research from Gallup Korea, the penetration rate of smartphones in Korea has reached 89 percent. Starting with the iPhone 3Gs in November 2009, the first smartphone launched in Korea, the percentage of [...]

Hyundai Motor Begins Offering iPhone-friendly Vehicles

Hyundai Motor Begins Offering iPhone-friendly Vehicles

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top automotive group Hyundai Motor Group is beginning to offer Apple’s CarPlay system in its vehicles sold here, market observers said Sunday.  Hyundai Motor Co., the bigger of the two automakers that make up the world’s fifth-largest automotive group, began incorporating CarPlay into the infotainment system of [...]