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Topic: South Korea

Apple's first South Korean store set to open in Seoul on Jan. 27 [u]

01/16/2018, 12:01 pm

Missing rumored launch dates by a wide margin, Apple's first South Korean store now appears set to open in Seoul on Jan. 27. [Updated with Apple confirmation]


South Korea probes Apple's decision to slow down iPhones with weak batteries

12/28/2017, 10:12 am

The Korea Communications Commission has reportedly asked for an explanation in the wake of Apple's admission that it slows down older iPhones to prolong battery life.


Apple's first Korean store expected to open on Dec. 30

12/15/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple's first-ever outlet in South Korea is reportedly scheduled to open on Saturday, Dec. 30, deepening a footprint in the home of key rivals -- and suppliers -- like Samsung and LG.


LG Display hints at deal to begin making OLED panels for Apple's iPhone X

12/07/2017, 10:12 am

LG Display may be on the verge of providing display panels for the iPhone X, entering Apple's OLED supply chain earlier than expected and reducing dependence on Samsung.


Apple's South Korean offices raided by authorities ahead of regional iPhone X launch

11/23/2017, 12:11 pm

South Korean authorities have reportedly conducted a raid of Apple's offices in the country earlier this week, with investigators said to have questioned the company about its business affairs just days before the launch of the iPhone X in the country -- which could raise questions concerning the government's animosity for competitors of local manufacturers, such as main rival Samsung.


Apple used Samsung to push for South Korean legal action, Qualcomm court filings claim

10/04/2017, 10:10 am

An unnamed Apple executive -- possibly Chief Executive Tim Cook -- allegedly asked Samsung to pressure South Korean antitrust regulators into intensifying their investigation into Qualcomm, with the ultimate goal of reducing royalty payments, according to Qualcomm court filings unearthed on Wednesday.


South Korean court rejects Qualcomm request to suspend $912M antitrust ruling

09/04/2017, 10:09 am

In a move likely to aid Apple, a South Korean court has turned down a Qualcomm motion to suspend a December order by the Korea Fair Trade Commission, which leveled a $912.34 million fine against the chipmaker and directed it to fix how it handles patent licensing and chip sales.


Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee given five year sentence for role in South Korean corruption scandal

08/25/2017, 09:08 am

Jay Y. Lee, the head of the Samsung Group, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail by a South Korean court after a six-month trial, convicted for bribery and other charges relating to a national scandal that saw the downfall of former Korean President Park Geun-hye.


Apple buying, leasing equipment for suppliers to ensure parts for 'iPhone 8'

07/14/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple recently bought production equipment for rigid flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCBs) and is now leasing it to suppliers, hoping to secure a stable flow of parts for this fall's "iPhone 8," according to a report.


Korean corruption trial begins for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

03/09/2017, 11:03 am

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was put on trial in South Korea on Thursday, facing allegations that he funneled money to a close friend of the country's President in order to gain influence and consolidate power.


Korean prosecutors charge Samsung head, other execs with bribery & embezzlement

02/28/2017, 09:02 am

South Korea prosecutors on Tuesday indicted the acting head of the Samsung Group -- Jay Y. Lee -- for bribery and embezzlement, leveling similar charges at four other executives as well in the influence scandal surrounding Korean President Park Geun-hye and her friend, Choi Soon-sil.


Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested for part in South Korean corruption scandal

02/17/2017, 10:02 am

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was arrested on Friday by police in South Korea, taken into custody hours after a warrant for his arrest was approved by the country's Central District Court.


Korean court approves arrest warrant for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

02/16/2017, 04:02 pm

South Korea's Central District Court has approved an arrest warrant for the acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, a report indicated on Thursday.


Progress on bringing Apple Pay to South Korea 'still in an early stage'

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

Though Apple is working on launching Apple Pay in South Korea, the mobile payments system is still some ways out -- and the company has yet to hold a critical meeting with the government, according to a local report.


Korea hits Apple modem supplier Qualcomm with $853M fine for antitrust violations

12/28/2016, 09:12 am

The South Korean Fair Trade Commission has hit U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm -- a major Apple supplier -- with a 1.03 trillion won ($853 million) fine, charging that the company only licenses key patents to cellphone makers, and doesn't follow the rules when negotiating terms, among other complaints.


South Korea considers investigation into shutdowns of Apple's iPhone 6s

12/14/2016, 09:12 am

Regardless of Apple's public assurances, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards is probing the matter of sudden iPhone 6s shutdowns in case they represent a battery safety issue, a report said on Wednesday.


Verizon turns down Note 7 'kill' update as Apple rejects 'Samsung Pay Mini' at App Store

12/12/2016, 12:12 pm

Verizon won't be joining other U.S. carriers in pushing out a "kill" update for the fire-prone and now defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to an announcement. In the meantime, Apple has allegedly rejected a "Samsung Pay Mini" app at the iOS App Store, possibly deflecting competition for Apple Pay.


South Korean developers complain Apple's iOS app refund terms causing financial problems

12/05/2016, 10:12 am

Developers in South Korea are decrying the iOS App Store's refund policy, saying that they are spending an inordinate amount of time cracking down on customers who have claimed to need a refund for an app's purchase by minors, yet are still consuming resources.


Samsung races to match Apple's iPhone 7 with new glossy black Galaxy S7

11/23/2016, 09:11 am

As it did with gold and rose gold handsets before, Samsung is said to be preparing to launch a glossy black version of the Galaxy S7, mimicking the Jet Black color available for Apple's iPhone 7.


Investigators raid Samsung's Korean HQ amidst country's presidential scandal

11/08/2016, 09:11 am

South Korean prosecutors raided the headquarters of Apple rival Samsung on Tuesday, looking for evidence that the company might have illegally offered gifts to Choi Soon-sil, a woman accused of exploiting her connections to President Park Geun-hye.