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Alibaba agreement could give Apple Pay easier path past Chinese regulators

11/17/2014, 09:11 am

An alliance with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba could help Apple avoid regulatory delays and move Apple Pay closer to debuting in China, according to an executive privy to the ongoing negotiations.

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iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus by 3-to-1 margin in US - report

11/14/2014, 10:11 am

Though Apple doesn't break down sales figures for specific iPhone models, a new study suggests that the blockbuster sales of the iPhone 6 lineup are mostly driven by the 4.7-inch model, though the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has still captured a considerable size of the market.

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AT&T extends $50 credit for iPhone upgrades purchased through Apple Store

11/12/2014, 07:11 pm

AT&T is running an unadvertised promotion that gives a $50 bill credit to current subscribers purchasing a new iPhone from the Apple Store as an upgrade under the carrier's Next program.

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Full video of Apple exec Greg Joswiak's Code/Mobile interview posted online

11/12/2014, 06:11 pm

The full version of Greg "Joz" Joswiak's October interview with Re/code has been posted online, with the Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing discussing the iOS 8.0.1 snafu and Apple Pay, among other topics.

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Office supply retailer Staples now accepting Apple Pay at 1400 US locations

11/12/2014, 02:11 pm

Staples on Wednesday began accepting Apple Pay with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at all of its retail stores in the U.S., joining the growing list or retailers accepting Apple's tap-to-pay checkout service.

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UBS ups Apple price target to $125 after survey indicates strong share for iPhone 6 Plus

11/11/2014, 12:11 pm

The results of a recent global survey of prospective smartphone buyers conducted by UBS forecast a favorable share of iPhone 6 Plus sales and strong demand in China, prompting the investment firm to raise its price target.

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'Positive' talks underway for Apple Pay partnership with Alibaba's Alipay in China

11/11/2014, 09:11 am

After officials from both Apple and Alibaba publicly expressed interest in forging a possible mobile payment deal, Alibaba confirmed on Tuesday that it is currently in negotiations to bring Apple Pay to China.

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Pegatron reportedly eyed for iPhone 6 Plus production to help Apple meet demand

11/10/2014, 02:11 pm

Apple is said to be looking to expand its supply chain and possibly have partner Pegatron built iPhone 6 Plus units, as the company continues to struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for its latest smartphones.

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Rumor: Faulty flash memory in select iPhone 6 & 6 Plus units prompts Apple to make switch [u]

11/07/2014, 08:11 am

Apparent memory issues found in a select number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units are rumored to have prompted Apple to change to a different type of NAND flash technology when manufacturing new units moving forward [update: rumors were incorrect].

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Apple Pay dominates discussion at Money20/20 mobile payments industry conference

11/06/2014, 11:11 am

This week was the Money20/20 mobile payment conference in Las Vegas, Nev., and with over 7,000 people in attendance, the hottest topic at the show was the recent launch of Apple Pay and what it means for the industry.

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Google Wallet usage surges after much-hyped Apple Pay launch - report

11/05/2014, 09:11 am

The highly successful launch of Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has helped to grow the long-established Google Wallet service, as both rely on the same near-field communication technology for tap-to-pay functions.

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Apple continues to dominate with massive 86% share of handset industry profits

11/04/2014, 12:11 pm

A new analysis of third-quarter handset industry operating profits estimates that Apple accounted for a massive 86 percent share, blowing away the competition as rivals such as Samsung saw their profit levels dip.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics credits Apple's iPhone 6 for stoking retail surge

11/03/2014, 11:11 pm

Following an anemic 0.1 percent rise in August, Australia's Bureau of Statistics reported that retail turnover lept to 1.2 percent growth in September, crediting Apple's iPhone 6 launch for driving the unexpected growth.

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Verizon, AT&T pledge Voice Over LTE interoperability coming in 2015

11/03/2014, 02:11 pm

The two largest carriers in the U.S., Verizon and AT&T, both announced on Monday that they plan to allow Voice Over LTE connections between customers on the two competing networks starting in 2015.

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Navy Federal, USAA, U.S. Bank, others kick off second wave of Apple Pay rollouts [u]

11/03/2014, 01:11 pm

A number of new credit unions and banks have started to flip the switch giving customers access to Apple Pay, making Apple's new NFC-based mobile payment system available to millions of new consumers throughout the U.S.

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Sam's Club to sell Apple's iPhone 6 from $99 on Nov. 15, report says

11/01/2014, 08:11 pm

As part of a one-day holiday sales event, big-box wholesaler Sam's Club will be selling Apple's latest iPhone 6 from $99 with two-year contract on Nov. 15, according to a supposedly leaked flyer.

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Grocery chain Meijer continues accepting Apple Pay despite CurrentC support

10/30/2014, 02:10 pm

Though it is a member of the MCX group behind the upcoming CurrentC mobile payment system, grocery chain Meijer still supports Apple Pay and plans to continue to do so, in apparent violation of MCX's exclusivity rules.

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NXP hopes Apple's adoption of NFC will encourage automakers to use its chips to replace car keys

10/30/2014, 10:10 am

Chipmaker NXP, which is believed to supply the near-field communications chips found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, hopes automakers will adopt its technology, potentially enabling future car owners to unlock and even start their car with their smartphone.

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Samsung, Apple retain global smartphone lead in Q3 as Xiaomi rockets into third

10/30/2014, 12:10 am

The global smartphone market grew 25 percent year-over-year during the third quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC, with Apple seeing moderate gains and Samsung posting the only loss in shipment volume out of the top five manufacturers.

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Constrained supply keeps iPhone 6 Plus resale prices at 124% of retail price

10/29/2014, 09:10 am

Used and resold iPhone 6 Plus units are still selling at above-cost on sites like eBay, as Apple continues to struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for its new jumbo-sized 5.5-inch iPhone.

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