Both Visa and MasterCard have published lists of banks and other financial institutions that will turn on support for the Apple Pay mobile payments system in the coming months.
Drugstore chain Rite Aid has reportedly disabled Apple’s new mobile payments service, “Apple Pay,” on its store’s point of sale terminals, after activating it earlier this week.
The dissolution of Apple’s partnership with failed sapphire glass maker GT Advanced Technologies is official.
Apple’s recent updates all seem to be bitten by the Bluetooth bug, as users running OS X Yosemite report they’re experiencing connectivity issues with their Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Apple wireless keyboard, and third-party wireless accessories.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed Apple’s plans to open 25 retail stores in China over the next two years.
iFixit, they of the teardown fetish, have gotten their hands on a new iPad Air 2 and performed that disassemble voodoo that they do so well, in order to share with us all just what is inside of our new favorite tablet.
Apple’s iPhone assembly partner Foxconn is reported to be looking to make the move beyond the assembly of iPhones, and into the more lucrative area of high-end component manufacturing, says a report today from The Wall Street Journal.
Apple’s new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 have hit Apple retail stores with a whimper, not a bang. The new tablets are now available for in-store pickup at a limited number of Apple stores that have received shipments.
Now that the review embargo has been lifted, reviews of Apple new iPad mini 3 are pouring in. While most reviews of the new iPad Air 2 were favorable, the iPad mini 3 has been met with a resounding, “MEH!”
Now that the embargo has been lifted on reviews of Apple’s new iPad Air 2, the reviews are hitting the web. Here are some highlights of the (mostly) favorable reviews.
If you’re a user of Amazon’s Chase Visa Rewards card, you were likely disappointed to find that it was not supported in Apple’s new Apple Pay mobile payments system. Well, chin up Bucko, as Amazon has confirmed it does plan to support the new payments initiative in the near future.
AT&T Wireless is offering a pre-order deal on LTE+Wi-Fi models of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The deal knocks $100 off the price off, with a 2-year agreement, of course.
Major League Baseball and MasterCard announced earlier this week that baseball fans attending the World Series between Kansas City and San Francisco would be able to pay for their concession stand goodies via Apple Pay. MasterCard debuted a pair of World Series themed ads featuring Apple Pay during game 1 of the fall classic last night.
Apple may have its rumored Apple Pay loyalty rewards program ready to go for the holiday shopping season. Many had expected the program to debut as part of “Apple Pay 2.0″ in October 2015, however the report indicates Apple may have rushed the program due to merchant demand.
Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have reached a deal to dissolve their partnership. Under the terms of the deal, GT Advanced will sell more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces, with some of the proceeds going to Apple to pay off the $440 million the company loaned GT to purchase the sapphire making equipment.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to have met in Beijing with a top Chinese government on Wednesday to discuss user data security.