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Topic: Hong Kong

US lawmakers urge Apple CEO Tim Cook to reinstate HKmap Live app

10/18/2019, 03:10 pm

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives have called for Apple to reinstate the controversial HKmap Live app, an iOS app allegedly relied upon by protestors in Hong Kong in their efforts against the Chinese government, by writing to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Hong Kong legislator urges Tim Cook to put 'values over profits, pls!'

10/11/2019, 11:10 am

Hong Kong's IT legislator has written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, and is urging him to unban the controversial HKMap Live, citing freedom of expression and citizens' safety as chief concerns.

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Rumored new iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard, on the Appleinsider Podcast

10/11/2019, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William are back, talking about the possible new iPad Pro and what it may bring us, how a rumored new MacBook Pro is expected to revamp the keyboard again, plus Apple's latest environmental report is out, and one of your hosts likes Catalina.

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Apple again pulls police monitoring app from Hong Kong app store [u]

10/10/2019, 06:10 am

In an ongoing saga, Apple has again pulled the law enforcement-monitoring HKMap Live app from the Hong Kong app store, and it appears that it is gone for good this time.

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News app Quartz removed from Chinese App Store amidst Hong Kong protests

10/09/2019, 05:10 pm

Apple has removed Quartz from the Chinese App Store at the behest of the Chinese government, shortly after reinstating the previously removed protest app HKMap Live.

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Chinese state media: Apple is 'unwise and reckless' for restoring police monitoring app

10/09/2019, 08:10 am

Following Apple's decision to reinstate the previously removed HKmap Live app, China's official news publication criticizes the firm and accuses it of aiding the protestors.

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Are AirPods challenged by Surface Buds & will the iPhone SE return on the AppleInsider Podcast

10/04/2019, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William hear that the iPhone SE will come back, and wonder whether these Microsoft Surface Buds have something Apple's missing out on.

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Apple removes 'not legal' Hong Kong police monitoring app

10/03/2019, 08:10 am

Apple has removed the HKmap Live from the App Store over legality concerns, but it is unclear if this was a decision made solely by Apple or one forced by the Chinese government.

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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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