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Topic: Australia

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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Apple issues $1.04 billion in second round of Australian bonds

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.

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Apple working on first Taiwanese bond sale, new Australian bond offering

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.

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Apple Back to School promo returns to Australia & New Zealand, offers Beats or iPad discounts

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.

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Apple Pay launches in Australia with limited card & retailer support

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.

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Apple Pay goes live in Canada, adds two UK banks, coming to Australia on Thursday

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.

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