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Apple's 500th Store and First in Korea Opening January 27 Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

Apple today announced that its first retail store in South Korea opens on Saturday, January 27, at 10:00 a.m. local time, just a few weeks prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang on Friday, February 9.<p>The store is located in the upscale Garosu-gil shopping area in the …

South Korea

Korea’s first Apple Store set to open January 27

Delays may have pushed opening day beyond 2017, but it seems that Apple is on track for a ribbon-cutting of its first location in Korea on January 27.<p>…

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China consumer group seeks answers from Apple about slowing iPhones

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese consumer group has asked Apple (AAPL.O) for information about the slowing of older iPhones after operating system updates, demanding a reply before Friday, state news agency Xinhua reported.<p>The query from the Shanghai Consumer Council came in response to consumer …

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Apple’s first store in South Korea set to open on January 27th

According to a new sign placed on the covered store’s entry, Apple’s first retail location in South Korea will open on January 27th. The grand opening comes later than expected, with initial reports expecting the store to open before the end of 2017.<p>This photo posted on a South Korean forum shows …

South Korea

Apple stores are overrun with customers wanting cheap battery replacements

In order to placate the litigious masses calling for Tim Cook’s head over the iPhone battery slowdown feature, Apple recently decided to slash the …

iPhone slow and batteries: What's going on with Apple's batteries, and how to get them replaced

It was, for some people, the confirmation of what they'd known all along: iPhones were being secretly slowed down by Apple to make people buy new …

India loosens 30 percent sourcing requirement on sale goods, paving the way for Apple Stores

The India government has loosened up —but not eliminated —a 30 percent rule that was putting a damper on Apple's plans to open up retails stores in …

India

Model 3 Has Tesla Store Debut In Los Angeles, Gets Mobbed

Century City, Calif. — On Friday, the Model 3 debuted at the Tesla showroom in Century City Los Angeles to curious crowds.<p>The Model 3, as of Friday, is being shown at only two retail locations nationwide, the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto and Westfield Century City mall in Los …

Los Angeles

How Star Wars: The Last Jedi director prevented leaks with MacBook Air

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> writer and director Rian Johnson turned to the Mac to help him keep his top secret screenplay under wraps.<p>According to a new interview with the filmmaker, Johnson used a dedicated, “air-gapped” MacBook Air when he was working on the latest instalment in the <i>Star Wars</i> saga.<p>“I …

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Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report - ExtremeTech

By on January 12, 2018 at 3:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The last six months haven’t been …

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Apple Delays iPhone 6 Plus Battery Replacements Until March-April Due to Limited Supply

iPhone 6 Plus users hoping to take advantage of Apple's discounted $29 battery replacements may have to wait a few months.<p>Apple says iPhone 6 Plus replacement batteries are in short supply and won't be available until late March to early April in the United States and other regions, according to an …

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Apple Loop: Three New iPhones Revealed, Serious Problems In iOS Update, More iPhone Battery Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes three new iPhones for 2018, the shortage of replacement iPhone batteries, governments investigating Apple, surprising issues in iOS update, iCloud servers moving to China, Apple’s shrinking CES Shadow, and …

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MacBook users claim Apple overstates standby battery life and resists repairs

Following Apple’s admission and apology for battery-related iPhone performance problems, another battery issue is receiving attention — this time for MacBook laptops. Spotlighted today by VentureBeat reader Nicholas Antoniou and confirmed with reports on Apple’s Support Communities and other …

Business

Second iPhone battery explodes at Apple Store in Europe - this time in Spain

The explosion comes just a day after an iPhone 6S battery exploded in Zurich.<p>Amid the controversy surrounding deliberate iPhone slowdowns, Apple …

Europe

Apple running low on iPhone 6 Plus batteries, postponing some swaps until March

People wanting to swap out the battery on an iPhone 6 Plus may in some cases have to wait until March or later, owing to a shortage of replacement …

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Firefighters respond to another Apple Store due to battery explosion

A new report of an iPhone battery explosion has surfaced today. This latest incident happened at Apple’s Calle Colón Store in Valencia, Spain and comes after yesterday’s similar occurrence at a Swiss Apple Store.<p>Reported by Spanish outlet <i>Las Provincias</i>, an iPhone battery exploded at 1:30 PM local …

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Swiss cheesed off after Apple store iPhone does Samsung Galaxy Note 7 impersonation

In an inadvertent homage to Samsung's combustible Galaxy Note 7, an Apple iPhone battery overheated in an Apple Store in Zurich, Switzerland, on …

Samsung Galaxy

Apple Store Evacuated After iPhone Battery Explosion

An Apple Store in Zurich, Switzerland, was evacuated Tuesday after an iPhone battery reportedly overheated and exploded, burning one member of …

iPhone battery explosion forces evacuation of Zurich Apple store and leaves one staff member injured

An iPhone battery exploded and prompted the evacuation of 50 staff and customers at an Apple store in central Zurich.<p>A store employee suffered minor …

Seven Receive Medical Attention After iPhone Explodes In Swiss Apple Store

Seven people received medical attention on Tuesday after an iPhone battery overheated in a Swiss Apple store. Police in Zurich, Switzerland evacuated …

Technology (Australia)

Will Apple’s battery bombshell drain smartphone sales?

Remember when people lined up at Apple stores for new iPhones? These days, the crowds are back, but to turn their phones in — for a few minutes at …

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Second iPhone battery fire in two days affects Spanish Apple store

Apple's Calle Colon store in Valencia, Spain was evacuated on Wednesday after an iPhone's battery exploded during repair, filling one floor of the …

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New iPhone Overheating Incidents Reported in Orlando, Zurich

Apple’s iPhone isn’t known for spontaneously bursting into flames. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t isolated incidents of Apple flagships …

Lithium Ion

An Apple Store Was Evacuated After an iPhone Battery Overheated

An overheated iPhone battery injured a repairman in an Apple store in Zurich and prompted the evacuation of around 50 people from the shop on Tuesday …

Tech Industry

7 require medical attention, 50 evacuated after iPhone battery overheats in Apple Store

Swiss Apple Store evacuated after an iPhone battery begins emitting smoke

An Apple Store in the Swiss city of Zurich was evacuated on Tuesday after an iPhone battery began to suddenly overheat and emit smoke.<p>The battery was …

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Swiss Apple Store evacuated & emergency services attend as smoke emitted from overheating battery

An Apple Store in the Swiss city of Zurich was temporarily evacuated, and emergency services attended, after smoke was emitted from an overheating battery …<p>A report in <i>Watson</i> says that all three emergency services – police, fire and ambulance – attended the store at Bahnhofstrasse 77 after receiving …

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Is an Apple store coming to Yonge and Bloor?

Is Apple planning to open a flagship store at Yonge and Bloor? The company won’t say, but blueprints for a condo tower suggest it might.<p>Floor plans …

Toronto

UK squeezes extra £136m tax payment from Apple

Apple has been forced to pay an extra £136m tax bill in the UK after “an extensive audit” by HM Revenue & Customs in the latest crackdown affecting …

Fraud

Here's How To Get Your iPhone Battery Replaced for $29

Planned obsolescence—or the strategy of designing products with an artificial lifespan in order to ensure consumers will need to upgrade or make …