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Topic: South Korea

South Korean AirPods ad shows wide variety of case designs

08/29/2019, 01:08 pm

A new video on Apple's South Korean YouTube page advertises AirPods and the case by highlighting the wide variety of covers available for the protective recharging accessory, including many that Apple's online store does not currently sell.

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App Store shakeup limits simulated gambling to users aged 17+

08/20/2019, 11:08 am

Apple is changing how some apps are presented in the App Store, with a message to developers warning simulated gambling apps are now rated 17+ in all countries, while enabling some apps with mature content to be available to users in the Republic of Korea aged 19 or over.

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Apple technologies have created 325,000 jobs in South Korea

08/19/2019, 09:08 am

Apple Korea has revealed its local employment figures for the first time ever, prompted by increasing calls for multinational tech giants to increase transparency about their profits and taxes in South Korea.

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Apple iPhone supplier LG pumping $2.6B into Korean OLED production

07/22/2019, 08:07 pm

On Tuesday LG Display, one of Apple's OLED suppliers for the iPhone, announced plans to invest $2.6 billion toward an existing OLED production line in South Korea.

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Apple monitoring South Korean suppliers over Japanese trade war

07/18/2019, 09:07 am

Trade wars are continuing to prompt Apple to rethink some of its manufacturing and supply chain options, with the iPhone maker said to be examining the situation of an ongoing tiff between South Korea and Japan, one which could lead to Apple using China's BOE for future iPhone display panels.

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Japan imposes new trade restrictions on Apple's Korean suppliers

06/30/2019, 10:06 am

Beginning July 4 Japan is imposing new restrictions affecting South Korean tech companies, including key Apple suppliers Samsung and LG, in retaliation for a Korean court ruling finding Nippon Steel must pay for forced Korean labor during World War II.

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Apple is financially exploiting wireless carriers in South Korea, says antitrust watchdog

01/21/2019, 09:01 am

Apple is taking advantage of South Korean carriers by collecting money for ads, the country's Fair Trade Commission said during a hearing on the iPhone maker's business practices.

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Apple thanks Korean police for seizing $900,000 of counterfeit accessories

01/09/2019, 11:01 am

Apple will be thanking the Korean police for seizing and preventing the sale of counterfeit accessories for its products worth 1 billion won ($892,000), by presenting a plaque to investigators who apprehended local criminals behind the trade.

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Apple's App Store begins showing Korean prices in local currency

09/05/2018, 03:09 pm

People buying apps or in-app purchases in South Korea will finally see prices listed in the country's native currency, the won, Apple announced on Wednesday.

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South Korea moving to tax Apple, Amazon, Google & other tech companies

08/02/2018, 07:08 am

Amidst cries of "reverse discrimination" from South Korean politicians, the government of the country is planning to collect taxes from Apple, Google, Amazon and other global tech giants for the first time.

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iPhone 3GS returns to life with South Korean carrier

06/14/2018, 11:06 am

In an unusual move, a South Korean company is planning to resell units of Apple's nine-year-old iPhone 3GS -- new and unused in original packaging.

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Apple's iPhone now key to global economy growth, claims IMF

04/19/2018, 12:04 pm

Whether Apple likes it or not, the fate of some national economies is now intrinsically tied to that of the iPhone, the International Monetary Fund said in a report released this month.

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iPhone & iPad Touch ID technology at center of suit filed by probable patent troll

04/12/2018, 09:04 am

A South Korean company, First Face, has launched a U.S. patent infringement lawsuit against both Apple and Samsung over their implementation of fingerprint detection to unlock smartphones.

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Apple could be hit by Korean FTC for shifting iPhone burdens to local carriers

04/09/2018, 09:04 am

The secretariat of South Korea's Fair Trade Commission has allegedly agreed to penalize Apple for foisting much of the burden of advertising and repairing iPhones to local carriers, according to a report.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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