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Wells Fargo Offers $20 to Card Holders to Try Apple Pay

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Wells Fargo is making it just a little bit more enticing for its customers to give Apple Pay a try. The bank will give a $20 statement credit to customers who register their credit card with Apple Pay and then make a purchase using the card via Apple Pay.

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Apple Responds to Rite Aid/CVS Apple Pay Embargo

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Following the decision by drugstore chains Rite Aid and CVS to disable Apple Pay support at its checkouts, Apple has finally commented on the situation, telling Business Insider they’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and retailers who have used Apple Pay.

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Apple Looks to Expand iPhone 6 NFC Chip Usage Beyond Apple Pay

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A report today says Apple is actively looking to make partnerships that would increase the utility of the NFC chip found in its flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. At the moment, the chip can only be used by the Apple Pay mobile payments service.

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South Korean iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders Top 100,000 Units

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The WSJ reports Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on pre-order in South Korea on Friday, racking up pre-orders of over 100,000 units. Pre-orders for home grown Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 totaled a third of that, coming in at around 30,000 units for the same time frame when it launched pre-orders back in September.

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CVS Also Blocks Apple Pay in Favor of CurrentC Scheme

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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CVS became the second major U.S. drugstore chain to turn off their NFC payment terminals to prevent Apple Pay transactions, in an effort to make their own upcoming “CurrentC” app-based payment system the only option. Rite Aid also turned off NFC payments on their point of sale terminals last week.

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AT&T Locks Universal Carrier Apple SIM in New iPads

Posted on 24/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While the Apple SIM found inside Apple’s new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 is designed to be carrier agnostic – usable on a variety of carriers across the U.S. and the UK – AT&T isn’t playing nice.

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iPhone 6 Plus Users Report Inexplicable Crashing Issues

Posted on 24/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A number of iPhone 6 Plus users are reporting an issue where the phone crashes or enters a reboot loop. Many users have been forced to take their iPhone in for service where it is usually swapped out for a new unit.

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Amazon Enables Apple Pay For Its Rewards Visa Card

Posted on 24/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Amazon has kept its promise of enabling Apple Pay on its Rewards Visa card, as Reddit users report success adding the card to Apple Pay, and TechCrunch posted a photo showing the card loaded into the app.

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