A number of major retailers and payments associations have filed letters in support of a regulatory request from three of Australia’s top four banks to compel Apple into negotiating with them as a group over third-party access to the iPhone’s NFC hardware.
Apple on Monday seeded the seventh developer beta, and the sixth public beta of macOS Sierra for testing. The new beta of Apple’s upcoming Mac operating system comes just one week following the sixth developer beta release of the OS, which debuted at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2016, back in June.
The theft of hacking tools and exploits reportedly stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) has helped vindicate Apple’s position in its privacy dispute with the FBI earlier this year, say a number of privacy advocates.
An Apple-1 motherboard that is claimed to be one of the first ever produced is up for auction on CharityBuzz. Bidding for the board, said to be valued at $1 million, is at $505,000 at the time of this article.
Apple retail employees learned via an “all-hands” meeting this weekend that the Cupertino firm is introducing major new changes, creating new positions, while renaming others. The retail devision also has a new credo.
Apple has added banners to its U.S. website, iTunes Store, and App Store to encourage customers to make a donation to the American Red Cross to help support relief efforts for those affected by the widespread flooding in southern Louisiana.
Apple has named Pixel Cup Soccer 16 as the App Store’s latest Free App of the Week. The retro-style soccer game usually goes for $3, and this is the first time it has been available free in the App Store.
An Australian antitrust regulator has turned down a interim request from three of the big four Australian banks who wanted permission to negotiate a deal with Apple for access to its NFC hardware, used in Apple Pay.