- Samsung recently shaded Apple in a tweet for allegedly copying its BTS-inspired Bora Purple Galaxy Z Flip4 smartphone.
- The official Samsung Mobile US Twitter account wrote “Cool Story Bro,” with purple circle emojis replacing the letter O’s.
- A BTS fan speculated that Apple was inspired by BTS and Samsung’s purple device, prompting Samsung to respond: “The math is mathing.”
- As Twitter users compared Samsung’s smartphones and the iPhone 14, Samsung continued to respond with witty comments.
Following Apple’s newest release of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, Samsung uploaded a snarky tweet implying that the “deep purple” iPhone copied their Bora Purple Galaxy Z Flip4 smartphone.
On Sep. 7, Apple officially introduced the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, revealing a new “deep purple” color option for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
- Former Apple employee Sam Sung is auctioning another business card, this time from the first Apple store he ever worked at.
- Sung, who has since changed his surname to “Struan,” went viral in 2012 after a customer posted his business card online.
- He auctioned the viral business card in 2014, raising more than $2,500 for The Children’s Wish Foundation in British Columbia and Yukon, now known as Make-A-Wish Canada.
- Sung will donate proceeds of the latest auction to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver.
Former Apple employee Sam Sung is auctioning another business card, this time from the first Apple store he ever worked at.
Sung, who worked at Apple from 2010 to 2013, rose to online fame in 2012 after a customer found his name to be ironic and posted his business card online. At the time, he was working at the Apple Pacific Centre in Vancouver.
- David Gelb, director of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and creator of “Chef’s Table,” collaborated with Apple to film a short documentary using an iPhone 13 Pro, part of the tech company’s Shot on iPhone ad campaign.
- “Poached” showcases the story behind the chicken rice war between Maxwell Food Centre’s hawker stalls Tian Tian and Ah Tai in Singapore.
- “Shooting in a hawker kitchen, there’s not a lot of space. We want to tell their story, but we don’t want to interfere and we want to present what they were doing in a very authentic and natural way,” Gelb said in a behind-the-scenes video.
David Gelb, director of the acclaimed “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” traveled to a hawker center in Singapore to film two warring chicken rice vendors using only an iPhone 13 Pro.
“Poached,” a project created in collaboration with Apple for the tech company’s Shot on iPhone ad campaign, showcases the story behind the chicken rice war between Maxwell Food Centre’s hawker stalls Tian Tian and Ah Tai.
K-pop boy group Seventeen announces collaboration with Apple for their first English-language single
- Apple is set to launch their largest Korean outlet, Apple Myeongdong, in central Seoul this Saturday, which will also serve as a stage for South Korean performing artists.
- Apple Myeongdong will debut Apple’s first-ever “Today At Apple” K-pop session on April 15, where they’re expected to highlight Seventeen’s first English-language single, “Darl+ing.”
- In celebration of the launch, the first “Today At Apple” event will feature a 60-minute “Music Lab: Seventeen Remix” video session, wherein members of the Seventeen boy band will teach visitors how to create music using Apple’s GarageBand software.
- Fans and visitors can learn about Seventeen’s creative process as well as explore making their own remixes of the track using the app.
Apple will kick off its latest and largest retail outlet in South Korea with their first-ever “Today At Apple” K-pop collaboration with boyband Seventeen.
The tech giant is set to launch the Apple Myeongdong retail store in central Seoul on April 9. The location will also serve as a stage for South Korean artists to celebrate contemporary Korean culture.
Apple shares Korean martial arts fantasy film shot on iPhone 13 Pro by ‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook
- “Life is But a Dream,” a South Korean martial arts fantasy short film, is the latest installment in Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign.
- It was written and directed by internationally renowned South Korean director Park Chan-wook and filmed on an iPhone 13 Pro.
- The short film follows the story of an undertaker who digs up an abandoned grave to build a coffin for his village’s hero. He accidentally awakens the ghost of a powerful swordsman keen on defending his grave.
South Korean martial arts short film “Life is But a Dream” is the latest installment in Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign.
The 21-minute long film, commissioned by Apple and shot on an iPhone 13 Pro, was written and directed by the internationally renowned South Korean director Park Chan-wook, who is known for his 2016 film “The Handmaiden” and his 2003 film “Oldboy.”
- Grindr has allegedly been taken down from Apple and Android app stores in China.
- The country’s Cyberspace Administration announced on Jan. 25 a new push to crack down on online rumors, pornography and illegal content.
- Although Grindr has been taken down from China’s app stores, Blued, the country’s alternative gay dating app, is still up and running.
Popular LGBTQ dating app Grindr has allegedly been taken down from app stores in China.
Grindr was removed from the Apple App Store in China on Jan. 27, and it is also nowhere to be seen in the country’s Android store, according to AFP. Google does not run an app store in China.
- Apple has released a special edition AirPods Pro with a case bearing a tiger emoji in honor of the Year of the Tiger.
- The Tiger AirPods Pro are available to customers in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore at a cost of HK$1,999 (approximately $256).
Apple is releasing a special edition AirPods Pro via its online and retail stores in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, with a case engraved with a new version of the tiger emoji in honor of the Year of the Tiger.
In time for Lunar New Year, which starts on Feb. 1, 2022, customers in China also went home with 12 red envelopes with the zodiac signs printed on each of them.
Five Chinese students took Apple to court after finding out the iPhones they purchased did not come with phone chargers.
Samson and Goliath: The students, who attend Beijing University of Chemical Technology and Donghua University in Shanghai, challenged the tech giant after one of the students filed a lawsuit at Beijing Dongcheng District People’s Court in May, according to Global Times.
Tech-savvy social media users are calling out Apple for blocking any browser search containing the word “Asian” when the user turns on the iOS parental control feature “limit adult websites.”
Apple’s latest operating system update, iOS 14, has three different filter options under limit screen time settings that let parents set what content they would like to get access to while using the phone, according to The Independent.
Filmmaker Lulu Wang shot a new short for Apple to celebrate Chinese New Year and showcase the latest iPhone’s camera.
The film: According to Variety, Wang and her team from “The Farewell” and shot the film entirely on an iPhone 12 Pro Max.
is taking the luxury goods game to a new level with its own Apple AirPod case.
The French fashion house and luxury retail company teased the release of an Apple AirPod case last month. It comes in the company’s iconic monogrammed trunk luggage shape with gold designs, complete with the clasp closure, according to .
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei is apparently a huge fan of Apple products.
Zhengfei, whose company is competing with rival Apple Inc. in the tech market, was recently photographed in an airport security line carrying an iPad.