Hong Kong

Apple Using Tencent’s Blacklist to Block Websites in Hong Kong

According to a report by The Intercept, Apple is using Chinese company Tencent’s blacklist to block access to certain websites via Safari in Hong Kong. Last month, Apple users in Hong Kong trying to access the code-sharing website GitLab were presented with a warning that says the website is being blocked for their own safety. Safari’s “safe...

Apple Pulls Hong Kong Maps App After Facing Pressure from China

A huge chunk of Apple’s business is in Greater China, so the company has to walk a fine line when it comes to politics in the region to keep the ruling Communist government happy. After initially rejecting the Hong Kong maps app HKmap.live from the App Store, then approving it, Apple has reversed its stance...

Chinese State Media Slams Apple Over Police Tracking App, Says It’s ‘Guiding Hong Kong Thugs’

The Chinese Communist Party's main newspaper on Wednesday criticized Apple over an app that allows pro-democracy protesters to report police movements in Hong Kong. According to a new report from The Guardian, Chinese state-owned newspaper The People's Daily has launched an attack against Apple, warning the technology giant about the possible consequences of allowing the...

Apple Pay Launches in Hong Kong for Visa, MasterCard, AMEX

Following its expansion to France earlier today, Apple Pay has now made its way to Hong Kong, supporting Visa, MasterCard and American Express. The following banks support Apple Pay in Hong Kong right now: American Express Bank of China (Hong Kong) DBS Hang Seng Bank HSBC Standard Chartered Financial institutions coming soon, according to Apple,...

Buying an iPhone in Hong Kong is Easier “Outside” Apple Stores

At each of the three giant Apple Stores in Hong Kong, Apple enforces strict limits on the number of phones sold each day, with application process opening at 8 each morning. Everyday there are long queues that stretch the length of the stores which is why, a lot of buyers keep missing their chance. Turns out, buyers prepared to...