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Topic: Australia

Apple says no customer information involved in hack by Australian teen

08/17/2018, 12:08 am

Apple on Friday commented on recent revelations that an Australian teen gained unauthorized access to its corporate computer network, saying the hack did not compromise customer data despite reports claiming the boy accessed customer accounts.

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Australian teen hacked Apple's corporate network, accessed data and user accounts

08/16/2018, 08:08 am

Teen pleads guilty to downloading 90GB of secure files from Apple's internal systems and accessing customer accounts in repeated hacks from his suburban home.

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Australian parliament will debate bill to weaken encryption by end of 2018

08/13/2018, 09:08 am

Australia's government will debate proposed legislation before the end of this year that could force Apple and other companies to introduce backdoors into their products and services, such as the iPhone or iMessage, under the guise of assisting with national security and law enforcement investigations.

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Spotify tests skippable ads for free listeners in Australia

08/10/2018, 10:08 am

In a move that could eventually lure new subscribers away from Apple Music, Spotify is now testing skippable ads for its free ad-based tier.

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Melbourne Apple Store proposal loses controversial 'pagoda' design

07/19/2018, 02:07 pm

Apple has changed its plans for its first Global Flagship store in Melbourne, Australia, revising the design of its Federation Square retail outlet from the pagoda-inspired structure to a much simpler design, following criticism from the public.

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Australia fines Apple $6.7 million over misleading 'Error 53' repair practices

06/18/2018, 10:06 pm

A court in Australia has fined the company for misleading iPhone and iPad owners over whether or not they were allowed to repair their devices.

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Apple Watch heart rate, activity data key in Australian murder case

03/29/2018, 05:03 pm

Activity data recovered from an Apple Watch will be reportedly become key evidence for the prosecution in an Australian murder trial.

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Apple Australia airs four wedding-themed 'First Dance' ads for iPhone X

02/25/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple this weekend premiered four new "Shot on iPhone" ads for the iPhone X in Australia, all themed around first dances at weddings.

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Apple's proposed Australian flagship store faces public opposition, called 'Pizza Hut pagoda'

02/07/2018, 12:02 am

Apple is facing a rare adverse reaction to the design of a proposed global flagship store in Australia, with the Melbourne City Council on Tuesday voting to lobby the government and Apple for a new aesthetic.

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AppleCare+ Mac warranties come to Australia & New Zealand

01/31/2018, 04:01 pm

Mac buyers down under can now opt into AppleCare+ plans, which offer up to three years of warranty coverage, including cheaper rates for two incidents of accidental damage.

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Kantar calls iPhone X pricing 'vindicated' as Apple sees marketshare grow across Europe, China, Australia & Japan

01/30/2018, 09:01 am

As hand wringing over the $999-and-up pricing of the iPhone X continues, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel see the premium-priced handset as a wise move for Apple, after tracking marketshare gains for iOS in a number of key markets across the globe.

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Apple plans first Australian global flagship store in Federation Square, set to open in 2020

12/19/2017, 07:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday previewed plans for a huge global flagship store set for construction in Melbourne, Australia's Federation Square, a cultural hub that acts as a home to multiple museums, art galleries and eateries.

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Australia's Bendigo Bank adds Apple Pay, having lost fight over iPhone NFC

11/28/2017, 10:11 am

Without access to the NFC chips in iPhones for a wallet of its own, Australia's Bendigo Bank on Tuesday officially launched support for Apple Pay.

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Apple offers gift cards with iPhone, Mac purchases in Australia and New Zealand for Black Friday

11/23/2017, 09:11 am

Apple has commenced its Black Friday shopping deals in Australia and New Zealand, providing customers with gift cards if they purchase Apple products through the online and retail Apple Stores during November 24, with similar deals likely to be offered in a number of other regions when each country reaches midnight.

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GymKit for Apple Watch makes global debut in Australia

11/16/2017, 10:11 am

Apple's director of Fitness and Health technologies, Jay Blahnik, was on hand in Sydney this week to showcase the first gym equipped for GymKit, a technology introduced alongside watchOS 4.1.

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Apple brings Everyone Can Code program to over 20 schools outside US

11/08/2017, 08:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced that its Everyone Can Code initiative is expanding to more than 20 colleges and universities beyond U.S. borders, allowing students to pursue the company's App Development With Swift curriculum in a full-year course.

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Apple's first iPhone X sales begin in Australia & New Zealand

11/02/2017, 08:11 pm

Apple's first retail sales of the iPhone X are now underway, having begun at stores in Australia and New Zealand.

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ANZ first to offer contactless eftpos payments in Australia thanks to Apple Pay

10/17/2017, 08:10 pm

Electronic payment and money transfer network eftpos on Tuesday announced contactless payments, or tap to pay, compatibility with Apple Pay through cards issued by Australia and New Zealand banking group (ANZ), allowing customers the option of paying for items with their checking and savings accounts.

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McDonald's uses 'iPhone 8' render to promote Australian iPhone app

08/17/2017, 10:08 am

McDonald's Australia is using a render of Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" in an email promoting the company's "mymacca's" iPhone app, various social media posts noted on Thursday.

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Apple Maps transit coverage grows in Australia, may be coming soon to Ireland

08/07/2017, 03:08 pm

Apple's Australian Maps transit coverage has expanded to large sections of the states of Queensland and Western Australia, and may be poised to come to Ireland in the near future.

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