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AirTags, Apple Card Update Dominate Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ Event

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Apple held its virtual “Spring Loaded” event Tuesday (April 20) and delivered on what industry professionals were expecting, namely a new screen for the iPad Pro, a more feature-rich Apple TV, a refresh for the iMac and a few other goodies.

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Big Banks, Big Tech Face Off Over Swipe Fees

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A showdown between megabanks such as JPMorgan Chase and the likes of Apple and PayPal could be the prelude to a broader fight. Fintech PayPal Debit cards Interchange fees JPMorgan Chase Apple Google

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Apple Card now lets multiple family members to share a credit line

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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. IoT & Wearables Payments Premium Retail Security & Risk Apple Apple Card Apple Pay Goldman Sachs Mastercard

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Apple Reportedly Putting $3.6 Billion Into Kia For Apple Car Project

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Apple plans to invest $3.6 billion in Kia for the manufacture of the partnership's new electric Apple cars, Fox Business reported Wednesday (Feb. While both companies have declined to report, numerous reports have linked Apple to both Kia and Hyundai in terms of the projects.

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Apple Expands Zero Pct Apple Card Financing

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Apple will now be allowing 0 percent interest on financing options for several of its products, including the Mac lineup, iPad, AirPods Pro, AirPods, Apple Pencil and others, when paid for via the Apple Card.

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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. The company, which has tens of thousands of retail workers, launched an internal beta program for the Apple Card, and it is the first major trial for the upcoming product, set to launch publicly in the summer. In addition, Apple is already discussing expanding the card into Europe.

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Apple Doubles Services Revenue

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Consumers might have cut back on spending during the pandemic, but that apparently didn’t apply to Apple products as the tech giant reported quarterly results Thursday (July 30) that exceeded analyst estimates across the board. Apple also reported that iPad revenue rose $6.58

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Apple Buys Mobeewave For $100M

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Apple has purchased Canadian company Mobeewave , which will allow it to create mobile pay hubs out of iPhones, Bloomberg reported. The acquisition follows Apple’s pattern of buying startups to assimilate new technology into its own products.

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RBC Says Apple Pay Should Include Crypto Functionality

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RBC Capital Markets said Apple would benefit by developing a crypto exchange out of its Apple Wallet, Bloomberg reported. If Apple did develop a crypto exchange, it would be able to gain market share “immediately,” according to Steves, Bloomberg reported.

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Apple Card Discounts Health Apps For American Heart Month

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Apple is offering new discounts on health apps this month in honor of American Heart Month, according to a report from 9to5Mac. In addition, the report stated that Apple is offering Apple Watches with no APR financing for 24 months for Apple Card users.

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Epic Games, Apple Reveal Arguments Ahead Of Antitrust Trial

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Epic Games and Apple outlined their arguments in a dispute over Apple’s control of the App Store before an antitrust trial set to begin next month through their own separate legal filings, CNBC reported. Apple, in turn, removed Fortnite from its App Store.

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Apple Pay Eyeing QR Code Transactions

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Apple Pay users may soon be able to use a feature in the Wallet app to make payments by scanning a QR code. Since its launch, Apple Pay transactions at brick-and-mortar retailers relied on NFC and an iPhone near the payment terminal to make a contactless purchase.

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Apple Aims At Debuting Car In 2024

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Apple is advancing its self-driving car project, according to a Reuters report, and will look at debuting a new product by 2024 that could also come with new battery technology. If there is one company on the planet that has the resources to do that, it’s probably Apple.

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Apple Preps Installment Pay Plans On Apple Card

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Buyers of Apple products will soon have the ability to pay for those products, including iPads, Macs and AirPods, in monthly installments using the Apple Card. The program will also be compatible with Apple’s educational discounts, according to sources interviewed by Forbes.

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Digital Wallet Apple Pay Draws Antitrust Scrutiny

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Apple’s digital wallet Apple Pay is under fire for possible antitrust violations, adding to the previous scrutiny over alleged anticompetitive behavior in its App Store, according to a report in Financial Times on Friday (Dec.

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UK card startup Curve launches Apple Pay

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based card consolidation startup Curve this week launched with Apple Pay, allowing customers to connect their Curve cards to their Apple iPhones, watches, iPads and other devices. Carousel Payments Premium Product Design Apple Pay Curve UK fintech Zelle

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Apple Prepping Messaging Upgrades To Compete With Facebook

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Apple is preparing a major overhaul to its mobile software, along with changes that could see it competing in the messaging arena with Facebook. The software updates are codenamed Sky and will be unveiled at Apple’s early June Worldwide Developers Conference, according to the news outlet.

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Apple Unveils Apple Watch Fitness Collaborations

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With new fitness collaborations that make it simpler for Apple Watch owners to accrue rewards, purchase items and monitor workouts, Apple unveiled its “Apple Watch Connected” gym effort. Gyms also have to provide a choice for owners of Apple Watch to “earn with Apple Watch.”

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What To Watch For At Apple's Big Spring Event

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It will be Apple’s first product announcement run of 2021 — webcast worldwide Tuesday (April 20). And while Apple hasn’t confirmed much about what to expect from the Spring Loaded events, the debate on the web as to what to expect has been lively and come to a consensus on a few points.

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Goldman’s Apple Card: What Will Q2 Hold?

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Apple Card — the iPhone-based credit product launched last summer by Goldman Sachs , Apple and Mastercard — is expected to be a hot topic on Goldman’s earnings call Wednesday (July 15). To address the issue, the new program, called Path to Apple Card , is similar to credit counseling.

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Facebook, Apple Lead Future Of Smart Glasses

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The most anticipated development in the emerging world of connected glasses is Apple’s project, which according to reports has recently entered into its second phase of development. Innovation Apple connected commerce Facebook News Technology

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Engagement Ring: Apple Patent Hints At Finger-Worn Tech

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That future might not be too far in the offing if a recently filed patent from Apple becomes a reality. Nor is this Apple's first patent for a smart ring. Apple iPhone Mini Production Cut By 20 Pct. Innovation Apple Editors' Picks News Retail Technology Wearables

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How Apple Pay Cash, Apple’s P2P Service, Will Work

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Fall is around the corner and prepaid card issuer Green Dot, which is the regulated bank partner for Apple Pay, has updates on Apple’s P2P money transfer service that will launch in the coming months. Cards Exclusive Mobile Payments Apple Pay Green Dot Mobile banking PayPal prepaid card Square Cash Venmo

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No Cameras, But Epic CEO, Apple App Store Chief Will Attend Antitrust Trial

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney will attend a weeks-long antitrust trial against Apple , Reuters reported. Apple’s Phil Schiller, who leads the App Store , will also be present at the trial. In retaliation, Apple removed Epic’s products, including the mega-popular Fortnite game.

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Apple Has Reopened All 270 US Retail Stores

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Apple has reopened all 270 of its U.S. However, not all Apple stores in the country are fully reopened for shoppers to walk in and look around. Apple said customers should check its website for complete information about each location, per the article.

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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. In the meantime, Apple has moved its iTunes page to its Apple TV pages on Facebook and Instagram, while some itunes.apple.com links for songs and artists now reportedly redirect to music.apple.com.

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Apple Card Users Can Pay With One-Click At Apple’s Online Store

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Apple has added a new one-click payment option to its online store for users of the Apple Card , according to a 9to5Mac report. Those using the card can now check out by just clicking the option for the Apple Card when buying something through the Apple online store.

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Target To Add 17 Dedicated In-Store Apple Shops

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Target is expanding its 15-year partnership with Apple to open 17 in-store shops that will be dedicated solely to its products, and will double the amount of space now being used. Target is also launching a digital destination for Apple merchandise.

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Spotify Slams New Apple One Service, Claims It's Anticompetitive

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Spotify , the music streaming giant, criticized tech rival Apple over a new subscription bundle that allegedly favors the company's own Apple Music service over others, Reuters reported. The Apple One bundle reportedly disadvantages streaming rivals, according to Reuters.

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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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Apple Eyes New Products For Connected Home Market

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Tech giant Apple dropped the ball on gearing up for the connected home market. But while Amazon and Google have surged ahead in that area, Apple is still in the game. Now, Apple is developing a product that would take on a wide array of tasks, Bloomberg reported on Monday (April 12).

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Apple Retail Suppliers Complain About New Payments Structure

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Third-party producers of products such as iPhone and iPad cases say that the new payment terms Apple is imposing will hurt their cash flow and force them to take back unsold merchandise, Britain's The Telegraph reports. B2B Payments Apple B2B News Retail supplier payments What's Hot In B2B

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Apple Car And High-Tech Partnerships Hit The Road

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The next major partnership in the auto world looks like it will be between Apple and … someone. Talks of an Apple Car have been zipping around the ether since a self-driving vehicle was seen being tested in 2017. Innovation Apple cars Editors' Picks News partnerships Technology

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