Telstra hit with $102k penalty for ‘misleading’ iPhone 6 ad

Telstra has been forced to pay $102,000 for misleading customers about the true cost of one of its iPhone 6 plans. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today said it had issued an infringement notice against Telstra over an ad placed by the telco in a newspaper in late September for the smartphone. The consumer watchdog said Telstra had advertised the iPhone 6 plan as costing $70 per month, neglecting to highlight an extra $11 customers would have to pay for the handset itself.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/398841,telstra-hit-with-102k-penalty-for-misleading-iphone-6-ad.aspx

Hon Hai’s 10% Oct. sales rise due to increased Apple orders

TAIPEI — Analysts on Tuesday attributed the 10-percent month-on-month sales rise posted in October by Hon Hai (鴻海) Precision Industry Co., the world’s largest contract electronics maker, to rising orders from Apple Inc. Hon Hai, which assembles iPhones and iPads for Apple, has been dubbed one of the most important “Apple concept stocks” in the local market as the U.S. consumer electronics giant accounts for more than 40 percent of Hon Hai’s total sales.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/11/12/421630/Hon-Hais.htm

Samsung, TSMC still competing for Apple A9 chip orders

Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are still in the race for orders for next-generation SoCs from Apple, which is expected to confirm the chip supplier or suppliers by the end of 2014, according to industry sources. Samsung has offered lower quotes to attract Apple’s A9 SoC orders, said the sources. The Korea-based firm is also able to provide Apple the manufacture of other chips such as flash memory and backend services in-house.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141103PD205.html

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to hit the Philippines on Nov 14

Has the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch left you drooling over your screen, waiting for the new phones to hit Philippine stores? We’ve got some good news: the wait will only be a few more days. Philippine carriers Smart Communications and Globe Telecom will release the latest iPhones for postpaid plans on November 14, according to reports citing statements from both companies. Subscribers may “register their interest” in the new phones now on Smart’s and Globe’s sites.

https://www.techinasia.com/iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-philippines-november-14/

Indian Mobile Company iVoice Challenges Apple over iPhone Patent

iVoice, an yet to grow mobile manufacturer company based in Erode, Tamil Nadu, has challenged Apple INC, over its most adored brand iPhone. The company has petitioned at IPAB (Intellectual Property Appellate Board) against Apple to remove the iPhone brand mark. Published in The Times of India a few days back, the news was considered as cheap stunts for acquiring popularity, but after IPAB asked the Cupertino based technology monster for an official response, the matter started getting more serious concern.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/indian-mobile-company-ivoice-challenges-apple-over-iphone-patent-612948

iPhones key to IC packaging firms’ Q4 boom, from TW

TAIPEI–The two new iPhones — the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus — will play a crucial role in the earnings growth of Taiwanese integrated circuit packaging and testing services providers, market analysts said Saturday. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), the world’s largest IC packaging and testing firm, is one of those providers. Analysts said that although the fourth quarter is usually a slow season for the global semiconductor industry, ASE is expected to buck the trend, posting higher sales on the back of the new iPhones and strengthening its bottom line.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/11/02/420895/iPhones-key.htm

Maxis and DiGi reveal Malaysian iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus price plans

Apple fans thronged the websites of the major telcos, namely Maxis Bhd and DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd  as the companies revealed the price plans for Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. In fact, the rush caused a deluge of traffic at each telco’s site, resulting in a near complete standstill when trying to access the respective price plan pages. Celcom Axiata Bhd, the third major telco, has not yet offered its price plans for the new devices.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/31/iPhone-6-price-plans/

Supply chain estimated to deliver 50 million units of iPhone 6 in 2014, from TW

Strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 has boosted Pegatron Technology’s orders for 2014 and the maker is expected to ship close to 25 million units before the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will also deliver about 25 million units during the period, bringing iPhone 6 overall shipments to 50 million units in 2014. These estimates do not include shipments of the iPhone 6 Plus.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141023PD202.html

Local telcos announce iPhone 6 and 6 Plus availability

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd and DiGi Telecommunications announced separately that they will be offering the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the same date — Friday, Nov 7. Pre-orders for both iPhone models will start from Friday, Oct 31 at store.maxis.com.my for Maxis customers and http://www.digi.com.my/iphone for DiGi customers. No word on pricing plans as yet.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/21/Maxis-Bhd-announces-iPhone-6-and-6-Plus-availability/

Apple’s revenues from China drop again, late iPhone 6 launch to blame

Apple has revealed its newest earnings report (for fiscal Q4 2014), showing disappointing drops in revenue from greater China, its third largest geographic segment. Apple’s Greater China revenues for the past quarter (July to September) fell to US$5.8 billion, down 2.7 percent from US$5.9 billion in fiscal Q3. Its newest number is alarmingly flat from a year ago, in fiscal Q4 2013, when it recorded US$5.7 billion.

https://www.techinasia.com/apple-china-revenues-fall-fyq4-2014/

Strong demand for the iPhone 6 boosts Taiwanese exports orders

TAIPEI–Booming shipments of the iPhone 6 helped Taiwan’s export orders jump 12.7 percent in September year-on-year to a record US$43.3 billion, the government said Monday. It marked an eighth straight month of growth in export orders for tech-rich Taiwan, the economic ministry said in a statement. Orders for information and mobile devices rose 16.3 percent from a year ago to US$12.9 billion, “mainly due to the launch of international brand name mobile devices that led to the significant increase of orders,” the ministry said.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/10/21/419948/Strong-demand.htm

Chinese Store Hires Tailor to Re-size Pockets of iPhone 6 Plus Customers for Free

If you love your skinny jeans, then the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is probably not the best choice for you, considering its 5.5-inch length. However, if you are planning on overlooking the new Apple product just based on its bulky size, think again, because a Chinese tech store has just the perfect solution for this size trouble. Apple rolled out the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India and China on Friday, and while the former would not have any issue fitting into an average pants pocket, as it is just 4.7 inches large, the iPhone 6 Plus, is at the best, going to be a bit snug in most pants pockets, if it does manage to slip in.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/chinese-store-hires-tailor-re-size-pockets-iphone-6-plus-customers-free-611778

China accused of wiretapping Apple iCloud data as new iPhones roll out to customers: report

Just days after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, anti-censorship watchdog GreatFire.org reports  the country’s authorities are staging a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack on Apple’s cloud storage service, iCloud. The attack is limited to users who access iCloud on a desktop or mobile browser where they are required to enter their username and password. A MITM attack happens when two parties – iCloud users and iCloud, in this case – believe they are communicating directly to each other, when in fact a third party is collecting and relaying all the messages in between them.

https://www.techinasia.com/china-accused-wiretapping-apple-icloud-data-iphones-roll-customers-report/

iCloud on iOS 8 unlocked in Vietnam

A “techman” in Hanoi said that before the official launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple had patched vulnerabilities and upgraded the security level of iCloud, which contains a feature that allows users to locate and find their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac in case they are lost or stolen. This made it more difficult for them to unlock Apple’s products. However, in mid-October, the techmen announced that iCloud on iOS 8 had been successfully unlocked, one month after iOS 8 was launched in the market on September 17.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/114481/icloud-on-ios-8-unlocked-in-vietnam.html

Apple begins iPhone 6 sales in China, after nearly a month’s delay

SHANGHAI, Oct 18 ― Apple began selling its latest iPhone in China yesterday, nearly a month after other major territories due to a licence delay by regulators, but it faces a tough battle with rivals led by Samsung in the crucial market. Staff at an Apple Store in downtown Shanghai clapped and congratulated iPhone 6 customers as they left the shop, which opened two hours early for those who had pre-ordered.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/tech-gadgets/article/apple-begins-iphone-6-sales-in-china-after-nearly-a-months-delay

Apple starts iPhone 6 sales in key China market

[Shanghai] Apple began selling its latest iPhone in China Friday, nearly a month after other major territories due to a licence delay by regulators, but it faces a tough battle with rivals led by Samsung in the crucial market. Staff at an Apple Store in downtown Shanghai clapped and congratulated iPhone 6 customers as they left the shop, which opened two hours early for those who had pre-ordered.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/technology/apple-starts-iphone-6-sales-in-key-china-market

TSMC reportedly lands CPU orders for Apple next-generation iPad

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly landed CPU orders for Apple’s upcoming next-generation iPad expected to be released in early 2015, according to sources familiar with the matter. TSMC is currently fabricating Apple’s A8 processors for the iPhone 6 devices, which hit the market recently and total shipments are expected to reach 70-80 million by the end of 2014.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141015PD206.html

Get ready to preorder iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from Amazon, Flipkart, or Infibeam

Indian ecommerce portals Amazon, Flipkart, and Infibeam are taking preorders of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With a promise of an assured delivery on launch day (October 17), the listings also reveal the price – iPhone 6 starting at INR53,500 and iPhone 6 Plus starting at INR62,500. Users can preorder the iPhones online from today to avoid waiting in the queues to purchase one later (Flipkart , Amazon , Infibeam).

http://www.techinasia.com/indian-ecommerce-portals-start-preorders-for-iphone-6-iphone-6-plus/

China has now preordered more than 4 million new iPhones

Well, that was fast. After selling 2 million iPhone 6 and 6 Pluses during the first six hours of preorders in China, the train has kept on rolling. Now, according to Tencent Digital , Chinese consumers have preordered more than 4 million of the devices. That number does not include preorders from Apple’s website or China’s Apple stores, which will not begin accepting preorders until October 10.

http://www.techinasia.com/china-preordered-4-million-iphones/

China’s regulators give final approval to iPhone 6, set for launch October 17

Weeks after the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale, Apple’s newest phones finally have full approval from China’s regulators. The last remaining rubber stamp comes from MIIT , which has approved the devices after analyzing both the hardware and iOS 8. (Update 3 hours after publishing: Apple has just confirmed its China launch for October 17 for both iPhone 6 variants, arriving on all three Chinese telcos. That’s the same date as for India. Online pre-orders in China begin October 10. We’ve updated the article’s headline with this new information.)

http://www.techinasia.com/china-regulators-give-final-approval-iphone6/