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Apple makes first 'locationgate' legal payout, less than $1,000

Apple has made its first legal payout to an iPhone user after being accused of collecting and storing location data last year. A South Korean man is the recipient, apparently, of a settlement consisting of a whopping 1 million won, which only turns out to be about US$946 (as of this writing). S...

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WiMAX case brings 4G speed to iPhone in South Korea

South Koreans with an iPhone 4 on wireless provider KT will be able to browse the mobile internet at 4G speeds thanks to KT's new KWF-B2500 WiMAX sleeve for the iPhone. Dubbed the Egg, the sleeve contains an extended battery to boost the iPhone's juice, providing up to five hours of 4G mobile b...

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Korean carriers suspend iPad 2 online sales

Korean mobile carriers SK Telecom and KT Corp have suspended online sales of the iPad 2 only a week after the product was launched. According to a report this morning, tight supplies of the tablet were responsible for the suspension. Reuters noted that the SK Telecom website is showing an apolo...

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A roundup of today's "Locationgate" news

Last week's news that relatively imprecise cell phone tower location data from iPhones is stored in a file that is backed up onto your computer seems to be gathering a lot of attention. It was even the main topic of discussion on last night's TUAW Talkcast. "Locationgate" began when two resea...

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Korean rumor puts iPhone 5 release in June (updated)

Update: The Loop remains convinced this will not happen. TUAW has seen an uptick in the number of rumors making their way around the blogosphere lately, purporting to know when the iPhone 5 will finally arrive. The latest is from Korea, where ETNews is reporting that the fifth-generation devi...

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iPhone 4 officially coming to Korea's SK Telecom on March 16

SK Telecom has now set March 16 as the date for its launch of the iPhone 4 in Korea. After revealing earlier this year that it was to finally sell the iPhone 4 in addition to rival network KT corp, Korea's largest wireless carrier confirmed in a press release that pre-registrations opened Mar...

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GDC 2011: Nexon goes kart riding on the iPhone

Nexon is a South Korea-based publisher that's basically helped create and define the idea of free-to-play, microtransaction-based MMOs around the world. While microtransactions have become popular in all kinds of game genres in the last few years (including in quite a few apps on the iPhone),...

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South Korea's SK Telecom to offer Apple iPhone starting in March

SK Telecom has confirmed it intends to carry the iPhone 4, ending KT's exclusivity with the popular Apple smartphone. According to the statement, SK Telecom will announce launch and pricing details at a later date. Currently, the wireless carrier leads the pack in South Korea with slight over h...

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Analyst: Apple to expand the iPhone to new carriers, boost sales in Asia

Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford Bernstein said the Apple iPhone is enjoying wide-spread acceptance in Asia that is "on par with the U.S. in some cases." Recent figures from IDC suggest that 12% of all cell phones sold in Japan are iPhones and South Korea's KT confirmed earlier this week that it has s...

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South Korean iPhone sales reach 2 million

South Korean wireless carrier KT confirmed that it has sold over 2 million iPhones since the handset launched in the country a little over a year ago. After regulatory wrangling, the iPhone finally made its debut in late 2009, and various versions of the handset have been sold exclusively by KT. The...

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Oldboy director Chan-wook Park shoots new movie on iPhone 4

Last year, I caught a top 10 list somewhere that listed the top movies ever with twist endings. All but one of them I'd already seen, that one being the critically acclaimed Korean film Oldboy, directed by Chan-wook Park. Seeing as it was available for streaming on Netflix, I pulled it up that night...

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iPad pre-orders to begin in Korea this week

South Korea's KT Corporation will begin taking iPad pre-orders "this week." Initially banned by the Korea Communications Commission, the iPad eventually passed inspection and has been highly anticipated by customers. KT Corp. hopes to begin shipments in November. All models will be sold, though a fi...

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More than 1 million iPhone sales in Korea

Distributor KT Corporation announced this week that the iPhone has sold more than 1 million units in South Korea. It took nine months for that many units to fly off the shelves, and that doesn't include sales of the iPhone 4. When the iPhone 3GS launched in Korea in November of 2009, KT Corp. had...

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iPhone 4 pre-orders about to begin in South Korea

The iPhone 3G sold tremendously well in South Korea, and now distributor KT Corporation is hoping the latest model will do the same when pre-orders begin on Wednesday. "We hope the iPhone 4 will draw a hot response from clients as the iPhone 3 did," a KT Corp. rep said on Monday, noting that th...

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South Korea lifts ban on iPad, personal imports permitted

South Korea's ban of the iPad is being lifted. The Korea Communications Commission issued the ban earlier this month because it had not certified the iPad's wireless networking features. Under the restriction, customers would not be allowed to import the iPad for personal use. An additional co...

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