It did seem as if 2019 became Apple's Year of Services — not only did it launch so many new ones in splashy events, it also shunted major hardware announcements off into sidelined press releases. We'll have to see how Apple handles hardware in 2020, but this much is certain — Apple is not done with services.
Mastercard has been approved by the People's Bank of China to begin operating its bank card clearing business in China, opening up the potential for Apple to expand its self-branded Apple Card in the country.
For a limited time, the StubHub service is offering 10% off the price of any of its music, sports and entertainment tickets, if you buy using Apple Pay and the StubHub app. Terms and conditions do apply.
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon claims the investment bank is happy with both its long-term relationship with Apple that started with the very first overnight bond issued when Steve Jobs returned to the company, all the way up to the current performance of Apple Card.
Apple as offered more details about how Apple Card Monthly Installments will function, where customers can buy an iPhone on an interest-free payment plan, with the information a possible sign of the feature's imminent launch in the United States.
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown are amping up their attacks against Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs' alleged gender bias for applicants, pushing the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to examine the claims for violations of fair lending laws.
The sports footwear company Nike has become the latest retailer to offer customers the maximum 3% daily cash back when they pay using Apple Card. The rate isn't limited to shoes, either, as it applies on the website, and in the company's training club too.