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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Ex-Apple Exec: Jobs Wanted Apple Credit Card In ‘04

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The idea for an Apple Credit card, which made a splash when it was introduced at the March Apple event, has been around since at least 2004, when Steve Jobs was running the company, according to reports. The year was 2004, when Apple was a very different company.

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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 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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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 Announces CryptoKit For Digital Wallet Developers

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Apple has announced the launch of CryptoKit, a Swift API that will perform basic cryptographic functions for its iOS 13 software release, according to a report by CoinDesk. The announcement was made during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

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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 Reinvents (Improves?) the Credit Card

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Today, Apple held their seasonal keynote event, to highlight new services in a range of categories. You may get a kick out of their Apple TV+ lineup. Maybe you’re stoked about reading all your magazines on your iPhone with Apple News+. The post Apple Reinvents (Improves?)

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JPMorgan Lowers Apple Target, iPhone Shipping Estimate

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JPMorgan lowered its target for Apple from $235 down to $233, and gave it an overweight rating, according to reports. It also lowered shipping estimates for Apple iPhones for Q2 through Q4 by 4 percent, to $139.5 a share that Apple closed with on June 13.

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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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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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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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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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Analyst: Tesla Should Have Sold To Apple For $240/Share

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An analyst has revealed that Tesla missed out on the chance to sell to Apple six years ago for around $240 per share. Around 2013, there was a serious bid from Apple at around $240 a share,” Craig Irwin, an analyst at Roth Capital Partners, told CNBC. Apple bid for Tesla.

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Apple Pay Adds Support For Netherlands, Revolut Users

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Apple Pay has added support for users in the Netherlands and also expanded services for Revolut users , according to reports. All Apple Watch, iPad, Mac and iPhone users can use the service wherever it’s accepted.

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Citigroup Opted Not To Partner With Apple On Its Credit Card

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Citigroup was reportedly in advanced talks with Apple to partner on its new credit card but decided not to move forward, according to CNBC. The report noted that JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and Synchrony were also in the running to partner with Apple on the credit card.

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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.

Netflix Nixes Support for Apple AirPlay

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Netflix has removed Airplay support so its users are unable to sling its shows between different Apple devices. With AirPlay support rolling out to third-party devices, there isn’t a way for us to distinguish between devices (what is an Apple TV vs. what isn’t) or certify these experiences.

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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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Mastercard On Enabling Apple’s ‘Digital First’ Credit Card

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The world knows by now that Apple has debuted its credit card — the Apple Card — in conjunction with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard. The broad outline is one where the digital version of the card can be used wherever Apple Pay is accepted. Apple Card is slated to debut this summer. For Mastercard, said the executive, the first considerations focused on how its cardholders apply for the Apple Card, and how the card gets delivered. Spurring Apple Pay Adoption?

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Apple Explores Buying Drive.ai In Autonomous Vehicle Push

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Apple , the Cupertino, California technology giant, is reportedly interested in acquiring Drive.ai, which was launched to develop self-driving taxis, in an effort to push further into the self-driving vehicle market. Apple’s autonomous vehicle group is also undergoing change.

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Mastercard’s Tokenization, and Consumer Choice, Made Digital-First Apple Card Possible

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Mastercard’s tokenization technology made the digital-first Apple Card possible, but purely from a technological standpoint, Jorn Lambert, EVP, Digital Solutions at Mastercard, told Bank Innovation. Apple last month unveiled its plans to launch […]. IoT & Wearables Payments Premium Sales & Marketing Security & Risk Apple Apple Card Apple Pay C2B payments digital payments EMV chip Goldman Sachs Mastercard tokenization

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Apple Plans Three iPhones For 2020, Two With 5G

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Apple is planning on launching three iPhones in 2020, two of which will be 5G compatible, according to a report by CNBC. Apple’s 5G iPhone strategy became more aggressive after the U.S. Apple 5G china IoT iPhone News Qualcomm Samsung What's Hot

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Why (Win Or Lose) Apple Card May Already Be Changing Payments

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In technology, especially when it comes to consumer-focused technology, Apple is viewed as a disruptive force. but Apple has made itself indispensable across many verticals. The digital card will be linked to Apple Pay. Apple Card is set to be available starting this summer.

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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 Beats Google In App Revenue For Developers

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The top app publishers in Apple’s App Store are making about 64 percent more gross income than those on Google Play , according to a report by CNET. The difference in gross income didn’t affect the fact that Apple was recently sued over fees it charges developers in the App Store.

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Apple-Google Search Engine Deal Worth Billions, Took Months

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Apple’s former general counsel Bruce Sewell recently said the deal to make Google the default search engine for Safari on iPhones and Macs is worth billions and took about four months of daily negotiations to complete, according to a report by CNBC. Apple Google News Safari What's Hot

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Apple, Goldman Pair On Credit Card For iPhone

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Apple and Goldman Sachs, through joint efforts, will issue a credit card that links with the iPhone, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday (Feb. As the report noted, Apple sought to move beyond hardware and gain more recurring revenues and fees stemming from services.

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Apple Lets College Students Store IDs On Apple Devices

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Apple has inked a deal with three universities in the U.S., enabling students to store their student IDs on their Apple devices. According to a report in CNBC , students at Duke University, University of Alabama and University of Oklahoma can store their student IDs on their iPhone or Apple Wallet. Apple initially announced the service in June at its annual developer conference. Apple released three phones, which watchers had been anticipating.

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Apple Pay’s Broadway Debut

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Now, TodayTix, whose app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play store, sells one ticket every 15 seconds and has topped $250 million in tickets sold to over 4.6 Of those transactions, about two in 10 – or 19 percent – of users tapped into Apple Pay.

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UK Gov’t Now Accepts Apple Pay For Some Services

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government has now started accepting Apple Pay for certain online payment services. There are plans to expand Apple Pay support to the local government, police, and the NHS later this year. Apple Pay fraud gov.uk The U.K.

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Apple Pay Gets Support From Target, Taco Bell, Other Retailers

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Apple announced Tuesday (Jan. 22) that Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores and Jack in the Box all now support Apple Pay , its digital payment service. support Apple Pay.

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Why Me-Too Services Can’t Save Apple

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Three years ago, I wrote a piece in which I said Apple had become the kind of company that Steve Jobs once said he never wanted it to be: one that follows the lead of others. Jobs felt so strongly that he said he’d rather gamble Apple’s future instead of trying to one-up everyone else after the fact. Today, Apple seems to be gambling its future by doing just that: being like someone else, often years after others have led the way. For Apple, that’s a threat.

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Uber Eats Now Supports Apple Pay

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Uber announced on Wednesday (April 17) that it is adding Apple Pay to its popular Uber Eats app, according to reports. Apple Pay has previously been a payment option for the Uber ride-hailing app, but the addition to the food app is new.

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PayPal’s New Apple Partnership Leaves Square on the Outskirts

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Square may have Apple Pay, but PayPal is the one with access to the rest of Apple. Exclusive Mobile Online Payments Apple Pay Apple Pay Cash mobile shopping Online shopping PayPal Siri Square voice commerce

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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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Morgan Stanley: Apple Healthcare Could Bring In $313B By 2027

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Morgan Stanley analysts predict healthcare to emerge as a key market for Apple , reports in CNBC said Monday (April 8). Apple posted $266 billion in total revenues for 2018, reports noted. “At

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Apple’s Earnings Pivot: It’s The Ecosystem, Not The Phone

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29) with Apple CEO Tim Cook, that would be it. Apple entered this earnings season under a level of scrutiny and pressure to which the top-tier tech firm is wholly unaccustomed. Services is the catch-all category that covers the App Store, Apple Pay, Apple Music and the Apple Cloud.

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Apple Updates Rules For In-App Subscriptions

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Apple has changed the guidance for in-app subscriptions, upgrading the design and making it easier to find the guidance and clear and detailed rules. In addition to removing friction, the documentation is aimed at increasing the knowledge developers can access from Apple.

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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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Buffett Lukewarm On New Apple Services

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Apple ’s move into streaming TV services has a notable skeptic: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett. “I’d Apple should do some things that don’t work,” he said, noting that Berkshire owns 5.5 percent of Apple.

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