Tag Archive: Korea


Samsung begins testing its Apple Pay rival in South Korea

Apple finally turned on Apple Pay in the U.K. this week as part of its push to make 2015 ‘the year of Apple Pay’, but it may soon face competition from its biggest rival, Samsung. In preparation for a full…Read more ›

Anomaly Korea Will Be Out For Android and iOS By Christmas, New Trailer Released

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Tower offense game, Anomaly Korea, will be out in time for Christmas, says developer 11bitstudios. The sequel to Anomaly Warzone: Earth will feature new weapons, new levels, and new game styles, as well as the dynamic tower offense game play of the original game.

The aliens are back, and this time, they’re fighting in Korea. You’ll get to command a squad of troops and use tactical planning touch controls to lead them through 12 new missions against the  [Read More…]

Apple Sales Surpass 1 Million iPads in Samsung?s Home Turf of Korea

Everyone knows the iPad is dominant in the tablet market, including being more popular than its Android counterparts. According to The Korea Herald, Apple is estimated to have sold more iPads than Samsung’s Galaxy Tab even in the competitor’s home market of South Korea. It has been said that the iPad 2 drove sales to roughly 700,000 units sold in 2011 alone in Korea and sources in the industry are saying that the actual number could  [Read More…]

South Korea Removes Ban On iOS Games With iPhone 4S Launch Ahead

Apple issued a press release yesterday in which it confirmed the new iPhone 4S will be launching in South Korea next Friday, November 11. In order to prepare for its arrival, the South Korean government has lifted a ban that prevented iOS users from downloading games onto their devices. The ban has been in place for almost two years, thanks to concerns from the country’s Games Ratings Board about the  [Read More…]

South Korea to Play Nice with iOS Games Before iPhone 4S Launch

South Korea is taking a big step back from its hard line on iOS games before the iPhone 4S arrives in that nation next week. Prior to this week’s announcement from the South Korean government, the nation had effectively blocked access to App Store games in response to what South Korea dubbed “ratings concerns.” Until this morning, South Korea had effectively blocked access to iOS games for two years in light of the nation’s Game  [Read More…]

The iPhone 4S Will Launch In 15 More Countries Next Week, Including Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Korea

Apple’s Hong Kong Store (credit: wZa HK)

Today Apple announced that it will begin selling the iPhone 4S in 15 more countries starting on November 11th, including Hong Kong and South Korea. The news is part of an aggressive roll-out by the tech giant, which hopes to have the iconic smartphone in 70 countries by the end of December.   The tech giant said it will begin selling the iPhone  [Read More…]

Samsung Planning to Sue Apple Once iPhone 5 Hits Korea

Even before it has even appeared on shelves, the iPhone 5 already is set for a lawsuit. Samsung plans to challenge Apple in court to prevent the next-generation handset reaching South Korean soil, according to a Monday report. “Just after the arrival of the iPhone 5 here, Samsung plans to take Apple to court for its violation of Samsung’s wireless technology related patents,” an unnamed Samsung senior executive told the Korea  [Read More…]

Apple Pressured Into Changing iPhone Returns Policy in South Korea

Apple has been pressured into changing its iPhone returns policy in South Korea following complaints from regulators. The South Korea Fair Trade Commission insisted the Cupertino company changes the way in which it handles defective iPhones that are returned within one month, and after a 12-month wait Apple has complied. Apple’s existing policy in stores all over the world is to replace faulty iPhones with refurbished ones — no matter how  [Read More…]

Apple Slapped With Laughable ‘Location Tracking’ Fine in South Korea

Apple, one of the all-time most successful and highly-capitalized companies in human history, has been slapped with a fine in South Korea. The news of Apple’s “penalty” is noteworthy, however, not so much because of the South Korean government’s decision to issue a penalty, but because of the dollar amount of the fine. South Korea has fined Apple just shy of $3k for what it deems illegal location tracking. Yes, all of $3,000 – although  [Read More…]

Korea Telecom Prepares for 16GB, 32GB iPhone 5… But No 64GB Model? [Report]

The iPhone 5?s rumored September release isn’t far away now, and as we enjoy a number of case leaks and photos of the device (purportedly) in the wild, carriers are beginning to prepare themselves for its launch. AT&T has reportedly begun communicating launch plans to its staff, but Korean carrier KT has even started listing the device in its system. The above image obtained by 9to5 Mac is a screenshot of  [Read More…]