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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
06/03/2016, 09:06 am
Apple reportedly sold A$1.425 billion ($1.04 billion U.S.) in Australian bonds on Friday, looking to raise more funding without tapping into its $233 billion U.S. in cash reserves.
06/01/2016, 09:06 am
Apple is exploring a new bond sale in Australia in light of a successful offering last year, and is also looking at launching its first-ever Taiwanese bonds, a report said on Wednesday.
02/03/2016, 12:02 pm
Apple on Wednesday launched the Australian and New Zealand editions of its annual Back to School sale, offering either Beats headphones or iPad discounts to qualifying shoppers buying a new Mac.
11/18/2015, 03:11 pm
On Thursday local time Apple launched Apple Pay in Australia, relying on the same American Express partnership it used to introduce the platform to Canada earlier in the week.
11/17/2015, 09:11 am
On Tuesday Apple officially launched Apple Pay in Canada, simultaneously announcing two more supporting banks in the U.K., and a Thursday debut for the service in Australia.