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 Reinvents (Improves?) the Credit Card

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Analyst: Apple Card Acquisition Costs Estimated At $350 Per Cardholder

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As the analysts wrote, the Apple Card’s “elegance should entice some consumers to make it their payment vehicle of choice.” In terms of scale, Nomura noted that the company may find traction among users of Apple products already on offer. Not with a bang but a whimper?

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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 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 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 Could Announce New iPhone Next Month

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There are signs that Apple might be set to reveal its newest iPhone next month. According to CNBC , Apple released its newest iOS 13 beta to developers on Thursday (Aug. An Apple spokesperson was not immediately available to comment. Apple iPhones News What's Hot

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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. .

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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Some Apple Products Will Face 10 Pct. Tariff

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Bad news for Apple : The tech giant’s AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod are not included in a temporary reprieve on tariffs by the Trump administration. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Apple Adds 12 Colleges To Contactless ID Program

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Apple has added 12 new universities to its contactless student ID program, which allows students to pay for things and gain entry to locked doors, as well as act as an alternative to a physical ID card. Apple Apple Watch college contactless ID iPhone News What's Hot

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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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Samsung, Apple Dominate $2B Wearables Market

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Numbers from Canalys showed that the quarter’s growth was led by Apple and Samsung , which had 32 percent and 121 percent growth, respectively, at 2.9 In fact, in Q2 2019, more than 60 percent of Apple’s 4.7

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 Jobs Have Grown 20 Pct. Since 2017

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Apple announced that it is responsible for 2.4 Earlier this year, Apple announced an expansion that will include 1,200 direct jobs, as well as a new campus featuring hundreds of thousands of square feet of office, lab and research space. million U.S.

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Whistleblower Says Apple Contractors Can Hear Private Siri Conversations

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Apple’s Siri AI (artificial intelligence) assistant sends audio to human “graders” that includes sexual encounters, medical information, drug deals and other private moments recorded without users’ knowledge. User requests are not associated with the user’s Apple ID,” Apple told the Guardian.

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Ongoing Trade War With China Affects Apple Shares

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Looking to beat Apple to the punch, digital competitors roll out cashback cards

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While the jury is still out whether the Apple Card will be the disruptive force that Apple has claimed it will be, fintech firms and banks alike appear eager to beat the tech giant to the punch.

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Three Of Apple’s 2020 iPhones Will Support 5G

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Apple won’t be the first major vendor offering a 5G smartphone, but all three iPhones scheduled for release in 2020 will accommodate the new cellular network. . This new report from Kuo comes on the heels of Apple’s $1 billion purchase of the majority of Intel’s modem business. .

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Apple Credit Card With Goldman Sachs On Track For August Release

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Despite some hiccups along the way with Goldman Sachs, the Apple credit card is on track for an August release, according to a report by Bloomberg. The credit card for Apple is a way to get its customers deeper into its web of products and services. .

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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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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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Apple Loses Design Muse Jony Ive

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Apple has announced its chief design officer Jony Ive is signing off. Apple will be a client, Apple has confirmed. Apple CEO Tim Cook released a statement noting the degree to which Ive will be missed.

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OpenID Raises Concerns About ‘Sign In With Apple’

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As a way to provide users with an alternative to sign-in platforms from Google as well as Facebook, Apple debuted a new Sign In with Apple platform at WWDC 2019 in June. But the OpenID Foundation is posing questions about some of Apple’s decisions regarding the Sign In with Apple platform, 9to5Mac reported. While Apple has “largely adopted” OpenID Connect for its platform with Sign In with Apple, some differences do remain.

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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 Card: 10 key takeaways

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Apple's new credit card isn't just another virtual card in its virtual wallet. Apple Pay Credit cards Contactless payments NFC Data security Personally identifiable information Encryption Fraud prevention pso wallet lead Apple Goldman Sachs

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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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FTC Launches Antitrust Probe Into Apple-Amazon Deal

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The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly carrying out an antitrust investigation surrounding a partnership between Apple and Amazon , according to The Verge. In fact, most will be barred from selling any Apple products.

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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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The iPhone Is No Longer The Majority Of Apple’s Sales

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After being the majority of Apple ’s revenue since 2012, the iPhone accounted for only 48.3 percent of Apple’s overall revenue in FYQ3, the first time that it hasn’t contributed over half of Apple’s sales in over seven years. Apple’s iPhone revenue was below the $26.31

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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.

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 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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Barclays Tie-Up Fades With Apple Card In Wings

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In preparation for the release of its Apple Card, Apple has ended the Barclaycard Apple Rewards Card and now only offers minimal financing plans with it, according to reports. . When it comes to specific financing options, the Apple Card will offer those.

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