Apple Expands Apple Card Testing

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Apple has expanded the test phase of its credit card with Goldman Sachs to its retail employees, according to a report by Bloomberg. In addition, Apple is already discussing expanding the card into Europe.

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Apple Winds Down iTunes

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There are plenty of signs that Apple is gearing up to say goodbye to iTunes. MacRumors reported that Apple has taken down all of the social media content from its iTunes page on Facebook, including posts, photos, and videos.

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Apple Unveils iPhone-paired Apple Card

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Apple today unveiled its plans to launch a virtual credit card product with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard this summer called Apple Card, which will reside within the Wallet app on Apple devices.

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Apple Card Officially Released In US

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The Apple Card, a credit card created in partnership by the technology company, was officially released in the U.S. Apple said the process only takes minutes and that customers can start using the card immediately. Apple said it will add more merchants in the months to come. .

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Apple – Phone Home

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It may not be that easy for Apple , a tech giant that seems to have missed one of the most important anchors of connected commerce – the home – along with trendlines that suggest the smartphone is slowly becoming less central to the consumer and the commerce experience.

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Apple Pay Partners With Nike For 3 Pct. Cash Back

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Nike is offering 3 percent cash back to Apple Card users when a Nike product is purchased using Apple Pay , TechCrunch reported Monday (Nov. Nike and Apple have historically had a close relationship with retail partnerships and co-branded products like the Apple Watch Nike+ edition.

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Apple Debuts Apple Card, A Virtual (And Physical) Credit Card

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And not just any tech giant – it’s Apple, the company whose payment services were touted (by at least some) as a credit card killer. News came Monday (March 25) that Apple – specifically, through its payments service Apple Pay – has launched the Apple Card.

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Apple Boosts iPhone 11 Production

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Increased demand for iPhone 11 has prompted Apple to step production by about 10 percent, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Friday (Oct. Previously, Apple was quite conservative about placing orders”, which were less than for last year’s new iPhone, a source told Nikkei.

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Apple Embraces Paying On Installment

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iPhone growth continues to look sluggish, but Apple’s earnings report was a mostly story about growth once one got away from the figures on the firm’s flagship product. Particular areas of strength were Apple wearables and the services business line.

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Apple Updates Wallet App To Reflect iPhone Financing For Apple Card Users

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The Apple Card is planning to offer 0 percent installment financing on iPhones by the end of 2019, 9to5Mac reported on Saturday (Dec. Apple has already updated the Wallet app on iOS with the new monthly installment option. . Apple Card?

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Mastercard Lauds Apple Card Security

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Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple, is being applauded by Mastercard for its enhanced security, simplicity, transparency and privacy, CNBC reported on Tuesday (Aug. The new offering hopes to keep Apple users loyal and make it harder to switch to Android.

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Apple Gets Patent For Biometric Watch Band

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Apple has been granted three separate patents related to the Apple Watch, which would allow for biometric identification, automatic tightening of the band and lighted indicators, according to a report. Apple also took the top spot in Q4, with 16.2

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Viral tweet about Apple Card leads to Goldman Sachs probe

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s credit card practices after a viral tweet from a tech entrepreneur alleged gender discrimination in the new Apple Card’s algorithms when determining credit limits. Bloomberg Carousel Compliance & Regulation Payments Product Design Retail Banking Apple Apple Card Goldman Sachs

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Apple Buys Payments API Developer Stamplay

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Apple has reportedly acquired API integration developer Stamplay for 5 million euros ($5.678 million). As part of the acquisition, Apple agreed to keep Stamplay’s founders on at the company, although they will now be Apple employees.

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How Apple Card Brings ‘Existential Crisis’ To Smaller FIs

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With the recent launch of the Apple Card , Apple has sent a signal that they seek to offer a better user experience than banks. In fact, their slogan for the card is “Created by Apple, Not a Bank?.” But Apple changed the definition of a cellphone — to a smartphone,” she remarked.

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Apple Earnings Soar, While iPhone Declines Continue

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For the next quarter, Apple is looking for $52.5 The major point of concern among analysts, investors and Apple watchers was the continued decline in iPhone sales revenue. The iPhone is still Apple’s cash engine – responsible for 53.3

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Apple Card Applications Open To Select Customers

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As Apple makes a broader push to expand its services business, the technology company has invited certain customers to apply for the Apple Card. On the other hand, purchases through Apple Pay will get 2 percent.

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Congress Seeks Competition Info From Apple

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House Judiciary Committee is conducting an investigation into Apple over potential antitrust practices, and on Friday (Sep. 13) it requested information about the issues directly from Apple. Apple takes a piece of what every developer earns on the App Store. The U.S.

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Apple’s Wozniak Accuses Apple Card Of Discrimination

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Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak said Apple gave him a credit limit 10 times higher than they gave his wife after they both applied for an Apple Card, which is a credit card the tech giant recently released with the help of Goldman Sachs, according to a report by CNN.

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Apple Debuts Apple Card, A Virtual (And Physical) Credit Card

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And not just any tech giant – it’s Apple, the company whose payment services were touted (by at least some) as a credit card killer. News came Monday (March 25) that Apple – specifically, through its payments service Apple Pay – has launched the Apple Care credit card.

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Apple Launches Beta Version Of Sign-In With Apple

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Apple continues to make progress with biometrics and facial recognition for device sign-in purposes. Apple authentication biometrics facial recognition mobile commerce News What's Hot

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Apple’s Paid News Service Has Struggled To Add Subscribers 

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Apple News+, the tech giant’s paid news service, has failed to add new subscribers since it launched in March, according to CNBC. Apple Music has significantly more subscribers, with a user base of about 60 million.

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Goldman CEO Touts Apple Card As Consumer Banking Catalyst

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The launch of the Apple Card is allowing Goldman Sachs to become a leader in consumer banking, according to the bank’s CEO David Solomon. In late March, Apple and Goldman Sachs announced the Apple Card , which users sign up for through Apple Pay.

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EU Investigates Apple’s GDPR Compliance

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Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) announced that it has launched a third privacy investigation into Apple. Despite the scrutiny, Apple CEO Tim Cook called on the U.S.

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Amplify Credit Union rolls out mobile banking via Apple Watch

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The Austin-based credit union, which has $950 million in assets, rolled out mobile banking via the Apple Watch earlier this month. Carousel Customer Experience Daily Post 1 Premium Product Design Retail Banking Amplify Credit Union Apple Watch Chime Citigroup USAA

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Apple To Offer Gaming Subscriptions For $4.99/Month

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The Apple watch site, 9to5Mac. per month for its Apple Arcade service, which is expected to launch this fall. Apple announced Apple Arcade in March at a celebrity-filled event that included Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.

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Walgreens Apple Card Users To Get 3 Pct Cash Back With Apple Pay

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Customers using the Apple Card with Apple Pay to purchase goods and prescriptions at Walgreens will get 3 percent cash back, Walgreens said in a press release on Thursday (Sept. Daily Cash gives back a percentage of every purchase as cash on customers’ Apple Cash card each day. .

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Can Apple Watch Carry Apple Into The Healthcare Future?

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Healthcare is becoming more important to major players in digital commerce and payments, with companies such as Amazon , Apple and Google trying to build their own ecosystems to capture more of the spending in that massive and global industry.

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Goldman Sachs OKs Subprime Applicants For Apple Card

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With its new credit card in conjunction with Apple, Goldman Sachs is reportedly approving some borrowers who are subprime for the offering. Apple reportedly wanted its bank partner to create a platform that would approve the most possible U.S.

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Apple Card Users Can Earn 3 Pct. Cash Back For Nike Purchases

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Nike is offering 3 percent cash back to Apple Card users when a Nike product is purchased using Apple Pay , TechCrunch reported Monday (Nov. Nike and Apple have historically had a close relationship with retail partnerships and co-branded products like the Apple Watch Nike+ edition.

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At WWDC Login With Apple And The App Store For Apple Watch Announced

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There was a lot to see at Apple’s big spring show, its annual Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ), with big updates for Apple TV, big changes pushing privacy for iOS 9 and a whole host of features coming to the Apple Watch. Apple Apple Watch News What's Hot wwdc

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Apple Could Start Staggering iPhone Releases Biannually

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A prominent analyst, JPMorgan’s Samik Chatterjee, has suggested that Apple may alter the way it currently releases iPhones every year, splitting them into summer and fall releases instead of lumping them all together near the end of the year, according to reports.

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Apple Pray: why has Apple Pay failed?

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Then got my answer, although it isn’t a singular factor but a combination … The post Apple Pray: why has Apple Pay failed? I was talking the other day to a colleague about the phenomenon in Asia, India, Africa and South America taking place with mobile payments and the lack of take-up in the USA. Why is this, I wondered? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid Innovation Opinion Payments Technology

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Analysts Have Mixed Views On Apple Card, Subscription Services

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That Apple events are tightly produced headline magnets is nothing new. At an Apple device event, seeing all four hanging around the Steve Jobs auditorium is perhaps not quite par for the course — but it’s far from extraordinary, or even really all that surprising.

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New Apple OS Reportedly Has Payment Security Issues

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Two Apple iOS 13 users took to Reddit to share some payment security issues they faced when using the tech giant’s newest iteration of its operating system, according to reports. Apple has already announced it will release iOS 13.1

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JCPenney Removes Apple Pay Support

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Only a few years after a full rollout of Apple Pay, JCPenney has reportedly dropped the Apple Pay digital payment service in its app and brick-and-mortar stores. Ron Johnson, who arrived at the retailer to become CEO from Apple, had the role for only two years.

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The Apple iPhone Sales Rope-A-Dope

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Apple’s taken a beating since announcing its Q4 earnings last week. Analysts and the media smelled blood in the water after CEO Tim Cook said Apple would stop reporting unit sales of its products, including its crown jewel, the iPhone, next quarter. The Apple Tax Man Cometh.

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Apple Tests In-Screen Fingerprint Tech

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Apple is reportedly at work on in-screen fingerprint technology for iPhones as early as its 2020 devices. While the technology is in testing among Apple’s overseas suppliers and inside Apple, its release may fall to the 2021 revamp, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed sources.

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Apple Pay Goes to Brazil

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Mobile payment platform for Apple users, Apple Pay is now available in Brazil thanks to a partnership with the country’s biggest private lender, Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, the company announced today. Exclusive Mobile Payments Apple Pay Mobile Payments P2P payments

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Apple Music Subscriptions Surpass Spotify In US

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Apple Music has overtaken Spotify in the number of paid subscribers it has in the United States, according to reports. Apple Music had 28 million paid subscribers to Spotify’s 26 million, as of February. Apple Music also has a growth rate of around 2.6

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Apple, Walmart Team Up For Voice Ordering

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11) that it’s introducing Walmart Voice Order to Siri, and that Apple users will now be able to add items to their Walmart grocery lists and order them, all by just using their voices. “(We’re) Walmart announced Monday (Nov.

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Visa CEO On Apple Card, Big Tech, Libra

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In a wide-ranging televised interview, Visa CEO Al Kelly discussed Apple ’s new co-branded credit card, Big Tech ’s move into financial services, and Visa’s interest in the Libra Association , per reports from CNBC. VISA Al Kelly Apple Card Big Tech CEO Libra News Visa What's Hot

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Samsung Teams With Apple

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Samsung has announced that it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on all 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring, while support on 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will launch through a firmware update.