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 – 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 Watch Earns Pro QB $5K Scolding From NFL

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The Apple Watch has taken on numerous roles since its 2015 introduction — fitness monitor, mobile workstation, payment provider. It seems injured Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger owes the league $5,000 for wearing an Apple Watch on the sidelines of his team’s Sept.

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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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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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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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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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Apple Boosts iPhone Production In India

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Apple ’s iPhone XR is being assembled in India and will be sold in the country, according to reports. Apple doesn’t have a huge share of the Indian market, partly because of regulations that serve a 20 percent tax on imported high-end phones like the iPhone.

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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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EU Watchdog Probing Apple Pay Over Alleged Anticompetitive Conduct 

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The Apple payment platform, Apple Pay, is again being investigated by the European Commission again, MLex reported on Wednesday (Oct. A report says that European Union antitrust regulators are gathering information from other payments companies about Apple’s marketplace decorum. The investigation is looking at how iPhone users set up their phones and the role Apple Pay plays. Apple executives have also said that Apple Pay is growing and will overtake PayPal.

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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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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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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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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 Releases Arcade With Free Month Trial

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Apple has officially released the Apple arcade, a gaming subscription service that costs $4.99 The first month of the service will be free for those who want to try the service out, and it’s available as part of Apple’s latest OS upgrade, iOS 13.

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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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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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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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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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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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Apple Shelves Off-Grid Intel iPhone Project

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The development of a new iPhone feature that would have let people text each other without cell service has been reportedly shelved by Apple, The Information reported on Monday (Aug. Apple codenamed the plan Off-Grid Radio Service, or “OGRS.”

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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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With Rules Relaxed, Apple Taps India eCommerce

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Online sales of Apple products will roll out in India following new, more relaxed rules for foreign companies and the requirement to source 30 percent of production locally, a source told Bloomberg in a report on Wednesday (Aug. Apple ecommerce india News What's Hot

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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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Goldman Sachs On Apple Card: Purchase of Cryptocurrencies Not Allowed

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Ahead of the launch of the Apple Card, backer Goldman Sachs said in the customer agreement it will not allow the purchase of cryptocurrencies, Reuters reported Friday (Aug. Reuters said Goldman declined to comment and Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. .

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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Spotify, Apple Explore Linking Siri With Spotify

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Spotify might be ready to call a truce with Apple that would allow iPhone users to tell Siri to play songs from the world’s most popular streaming service. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment. Apple Antitrust iPhone News siri Spotify What's Hot

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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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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.