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Topic: Australia

Apple Music starts charging for three-month trials in some countries

05/21/2017, 11:05 pm

For reasons unknown, Apple has begun charging a small fee in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland for what would ordinarily be a free three-month trial of Apple Music.

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Apple blames Beats headphones explosion on third-party batteries

05/19/2017, 12:05 pm

In a statement published on Friday, an Apple representative blamed the explosion of an Australian woman's Beats headphones on her using third-party batteries, rather than any product defects.

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Apple Maps grows public transit coverage to Adelaide, Australia

05/15/2017, 12:05 pm

Apple has updated its Maps apps for iOS and Mac with public transit directions for Adelaide, Australia, continuing a series of recent expansions.

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Motorola Solutions to equip Victoria Police with 10K iPhones, iPads in A$50M deal

04/13/2017, 01:04 pm

Motorola Solutions has signed a deal with the police in Victoria, Australia, which will provide 10,000 frontline officers with access to iPhones and iPads, in order to provide real-time information to officers and help improve their productivity.

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Apple asked to pay hundreds of millions in back taxes in Australia in wide-reaching probe

04/06/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is reportedly one of seven multinationals the Australian Taxation Office has asked to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, accusing the corporations of using tactics like "debt dumping" and moving profits offshore to avoid obligations.

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ACCC denies Australian banks to collectively bargain, boycott over Apple Pay

03/30/2017, 07:03 pm

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Friday local time issued a determination denying the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

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Apple extends VoLTE & Wi-Fi iPhone calling to more carriers in UK, Russia & other countries

03/28/2017, 02:03 pm

With the release of iOS 10.3 on Monday, Apple has also extended Wi-Fi and VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) calling to more carriers worldwide, most notably enabling both options for the U.K. branch of O2.

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Apple Pay gains over 30 more card issuers in US, China & Australia, re-adds Santander

03/23/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple this week updated its list of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 30 additions across the U.S., China, and Australia, most notably re-adding Santander in the U.S., which was mistakenly put on the list a month ago.

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Apple paid taxes from New Zealand revenues to Australia for the last 10 years - report

03/20/2017, 10:03 am

Apple has not paid any income tax in New Zealand for the last ten years, a new report reveals , with the iPhone producer said to have paid out only $37 million from sales generated in the country, paying the due tax to the Australian Tax Office instead of New Zealand's Inland Revenue.

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Australian banks call alternatives to NFC 'unrealistic' in fight to avoid using Apple Pay

03/15/2017, 11:03 am

Major banks in Australia find alternatives to NFC-based payments, such as Apple Pay, to be an "unrealistic" prospect to the Australian mobile payment marketplace, according to a submission provided to a government regulator, arguing for Apple to open up access of the iPhone's NFC technology to third parties.

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Bomb threat forces evacuation of Apple's flagship Australian store

02/17/2017, 09:02 am

Apple's flagship Australian store was briefly evacuated mid-day on Friday, in what appears to have been a response to a bomb threat, according to local media reports.

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Australian banks eliminate fee demands, focus legal assault on opening up Apple Pay NFC tech

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

The four Australian banks at the core of the ongoing debate about opening up Apple Pay in the country have narrowed down their demands after being snubbed by the country's competition regulator, and are now solely focusing on opening access to iPhone and Apple Watch NFC technology.

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Apple Pay VP says Australian banks short-circuited adoption by sidestepping talks

02/10/2017, 12:02 pm

The VP in charge of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, criticized hold-out Australian banks in an interview published on Friday, arguing that they were too quick to jump to legal action rather than talk with Apple.

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Apple Pay to support cards from ING, Macquarie in Australia next month

02/09/2017, 08:02 pm

As Apple fights off regulatory attacks from Australia's "big three" banks in a bid to widen regional Apple Pay adoption, major international brands ING and Macquarie on Friday local time promised to support the digital payments system in the near future.

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Apple objects to 'free ride' requests by Australian banks to open up NFC on iPhone

02/06/2017, 10:02 am

Apple has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission over the resistance of major banks in the country using Apple Pay, with a recent filing claiming a request to open up access to the iPhone's NFC controller would effectively allow banks to avoid using Apple Pay entirely.

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ACCC draft determination denies Australian banks' bid to bargain or boycott Apple Pay

11/28/2016, 07:11 pm

In a draft determination issued on Tuesday local Australia time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission denied the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

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Apple finalizing deal for $50M AU store in central Melbourne - report

11/15/2016, 10:11 am

Apple is nearing a deal to build a major A$50 million store in the Australian city of Melbourne, a report said on Tuesday.

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Workers at Australian Apple store accused of stealing, sharing photos of female shoppers & staff

10/12/2016, 04:10 pm

A number of Apple store workers in Australia have been implicated in a scandal involving photos of female customers and staff -- including ones allegedly stolen directly from customers' iPhones.

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Apple TV's universal search comes to five more countries, expands in US & Australia

10/04/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple has enhanced access to its universal search feature on the fourth-generation Apple TV, bringing it to five new countries, and adding more supported services in the U.S. and Australia.

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Universal search on Apple TV goes beyond US services with Australia's Stan

08/12/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple has silently added Australia's Stan to the list of services supported by universal search on the Apple TV, representing the first time the feature has gone beyond U.S.-based companies.

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