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Topic: Hong Kong

Apple coming to Hong Kong's Octopus transit card with iOS 13

07/11/2019, 08:07 am

Hong Kong residents will finally be able to use their Octopus transit cards in Apple Pay "later this year," Octopus Cards Limited has confirmed, likely alongside this fall's iOS 13.

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Hong Kong protesters turn to Apple's AirDrop to bypass Chinese censorship

07/09/2019, 10:07 am

In an attempt to gain support from mainland Chinese tourists, anti-extradition protesters in Hong Kong are reportedly using Apple's AirDrop feature to distribute digital pamphlets.

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iOS 13 could add support for Hong Kong's Octopus transit card

06/24/2019, 10:06 pm

Lines of code discovered on a public Apple services content server reference iOS 13 support for Hong Kong's Octopus, suggesting the widely used touchless payment system could arrive on iPhone this fall.

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New Apple retail head Deirdre O'Brien joins Instagram, shares pics from trip to Hong Kong & Macau

04/18/2019, 06:04 pm

In a rare move for an Apple executive, new retail head Deirdre O'Brien has joined Instagram, inaugurating her account with a handful of photos from a worldwide business tour.

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AppleCare+ for Mac reaches China, Spain, Taiwan & other new regions

03/20/2019, 03:03 pm

Mac buyers can now get AppleCare+ coverage in several more markets, two of the biggest additions being Spain and China.

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China lambastes Apple, others for 'incorrect' references to Hong Kong & Taiwan

01/17/2019, 09:01 am

A think tank linked to the Chinese government is criticizing Apple, Amazon, Nike and other foreign companies for using "incorrect labels" in reference to Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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HomePod heads to Hong Kong & mainland China on Jan. 18

01/13/2019, 05:01 pm

The HomePod, available in the U.S. for nearly a year, will at last ship to Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland on Jan. 18, Apple said in a rare Sunday announcement.

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HomePod destined for launch in China and Hong Kong in early 2019

12/05/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple will be bringing the HomePod to China and Hong Kong, the company has announced, with the major markets set to be the next two regions where the smart speaker will be sold.

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Apple Business Chat expands to Canada, UK, Japan, several other countries

10/02/2018, 10:10 am

Apple's iMessage-based Business Chat platform is now available in many more countries, having originally launched as a U.S. exclusive earlier this year.

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Chinese customs officials bust $80M drone-based iPhone smuggling ring

03/30/2018, 09:03 am

A smartphone smuggling ring has been broken up by Chinese customs officials, one where a gang used a fleet of drones to transport approximately 500 million yuan ($79.8 million) worth of refurbished iPhones across the border from Hong Kong to Shenzhen.

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Two Apple retail employees hospitalized following battery rupture at Hong Kong store

02/02/2018, 12:02 pm

Two employees at a Hong Kong Apple Store were taken to hospital on Friday following another battery-related incident, according to reports, with the pair said to have inhaled smoke generated by an iPhone battery while undertaking an in-store repair of a customer's device.

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Apple Pay picks up new card issuers in US, Canada & China

01/16/2018, 04:01 pm

Apple has updated its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay to include more U.S. institutions, plus a handful of additional options in Canada and China.

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Apple Pay expands with dozens of US banks & credit unions

11/30/2017, 12:11 pm

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with close to 40 more U.S. institutions. In Hong Kong, meanwhile, the platform now has more card options for existing banks.

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Apple halts returns & exchanges in Hong Kong ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

08/15/2017, 11:08 am

Apple Hong Kong has stopped accepting most returns and exchanges for online orders made on or after August 15, in what's likely a preeemptive measure against scalpers ahead of this fall's launch of the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone 7s Plus."

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Carrier billing for Apple services spreads to Denmark, Hong Kong, Sweden

07/20/2017, 09:07 am

Apple has added three more countries to the list of markets where carrier billing is enabled, with users in Denmark, Hong Kong, and Sweden now able to pay for Apple Music, iTunes, and other Apple services through their phone bill for a number of carriers instead of using a credit or debit card.

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Smuggler busted with 102 Apple iPhones by Shenzhen, China customs officials

07/18/2017, 11:07 am

A woman has been arrested in mainland China for smuggling 42 pounds of contraband into the country from Hong Kong, including 102 iPhones and fifteen high-end watches.

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Apple stops returns & exchanges for retail purchases in Hong Kong

09/16/2016, 11:09 am

In parallel with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launching in Hong Kong, Apple has simultaneously halted all returns and exchanges for Apple and Beats products bought at the company's local retail stores.

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Apple shakes up retail workforce with new and renamed job titles, other changes

08/21/2016, 09:08 pm

In an "all-hands" meeting for retail staff this weekend, Apple reportedly introduced a slew of significant changes including three new job titles, renamed existing positions, and even an updated corporate credo it wants workers to follow.

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Hong Kong Apple Pay users get support for Bank of East Asia and HKT Tap & Go

08/16/2016, 12:08 pm

On Tuesday, Hong Kong residents gained access to two more payment options for Apple Pay, namely the Bank of East Asia and Hong Kong Telekom's Tap & Go.

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Apple to open fifth Hong Kong store on June 30 as Chinese expansion continues

06/23/2016, 11:06 am

Apple's will debut its fifth store in Hong Kong on June 30, reflecting the importance of both the city and the Chinese market in general.

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