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Topic: Australia

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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