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Topic: Australia

Apple partners with Australian MVNO Macquarie Telecom to serve businesses

08/23/2019, 12:08 am

Australian mobile virtual network operator Macquarie Telecom on Friday announced a new partnership with Apple that will see the carrier deliver iPhones, iPads and apps to small and medium-sized enterprise customers.

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Apple Watch's Emergency SOS credited with saving epileptic Australian woman

07/31/2019, 02:07 pm

An Australian woman with epilepsy is reportedly alive because of the fall detection and Emergency SOS features on the Apple Watch Series 4.

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Australia's Women's Cricket Team uses Apple Watch to train

07/01/2019, 04:07 pm

Hoping to sell people on the Apple Watch's fitness uses, Apple on Monday highlighted the Australian Women's Cricket Team, which is using the wearable to its players.

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Australian teen hacker escapes jail term for accessing Apple's corporate network

05/27/2019, 07:05 am

An Australian teenage hacker who accessed Apple's corporate network and downloaded gigabytes of internal data has been spared a custodial sentence, and has been urged by the court to use his skills for good and not for further criminal behavior.

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Australian 'big four' bank NAB adopts Apple Pay, Westpac lone holdout

05/20/2019, 09:05 pm

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Monday announced immediate support for Apple Pay, becoming the third of Australia's "big four" banks to integrate with Apple's payments platform after a failed boycott.

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Apple loses bid to deny Swatch Australian 'one more thing' trademark

04/22/2019, 08:04 am

Apple has been handed a defeat in court by watch producer Swatch in court for a second time in a month, as the iPhone producer failed to convince the Australian Trade Marks Office that Swatch should be denied a trademark for "One More Thing," a phrase synonymous with Apple events and Steve Jobs.

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iPhone takes arrow intended for owner in Australian attack

03/13/2019, 10:03 am

The iPhone has likely saved another person's life through unconventional and expensive means, by protecting its owner from a flying arrow in an attack at his home in Australia on Wednesday.

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Apple's intensifying privacy & encryption stance worsening FBI struggles with lawbreakers 'going dark'

02/27/2019, 09:02 am

Because of Apple's and other companies' stances on end-to-end encryption, the U.S. government's trouble in intercepting online communications is only accelerating, according to an executive assistant director with the FBI.

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Apple changes British & Australian Siri voices on HomePod

02/13/2019, 11:02 am

Apple has stealthily updated Siri's British and Australian voices on the HomePod, apparently seeking to make them clearer and more natural-sounding.

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Apple's Australian tax bill falls to $164M despite rising profits

01/25/2019, 11:01 am

Apple's Australian tax bill dropped AUD$18.8 million to $164 million in 2018, despite revenues climbing from $8.04 billion to $9.08 billion, and gross profits rising from $756 million to $900 million, a report revealed on Friday.

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Australia's largest bank rolls out support for Apple Pay

01/22/2019, 11:01 pm

After an unsuccessful attempt to boycott Apple Pay in hopes of spurring its own mobile payments solution, Australia's largest bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, on Wednesday initiated integration with Apple's product.

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Australia's largest bank finally caves, announces imminent Apple Pay support

12/13/2018, 09:12 pm

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Thursday announced it will finally begin supporting Apple Pay starting in January 2019.

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Apple, other US tech giants denounce Australian 'anti-encryption' bill

12/10/2018, 09:12 pm

Apple and a cadre of U.S. tech companies on Monday signed a letter condemning Australia's recent passage of a cybersecurity bill that bolsters law enforcement and government efforts to obtain access to encrypted messages.

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Australia passes contentious encryption bill opposed by Apple, other tech companies

12/06/2018, 09:12 pm

The Australia parliament on Thursday passed a set of new cybersecurity measures that compels technology companies to furnish law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages, a law that Apple and other tech firms railed against during its draft period.

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Apple urges Australian government not to weaken encryption with backdoors

10/12/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple has submitted its formal response to a draft bill undergoing debate by the Australian government, with the iPhone maker calling for "increasingly stronger - not weaker - encryption" as a way to protect against the growing number of online threats.

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Apple Watch Series 4 suffers from daylight savings bug rebooting loop in Australia

10/08/2018, 08:10 am

A number of Apple Watch Series 4 owners in Australia suffered from a rebooting issue with their new wearable devices over the weekend caused through a switch to daylight savings time, meanwhile an AppleInsider reader advises there's another timezone issue that apparently remains unresolved in watchOS.

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Apple joins other tech giants denouncing Australia encryption backdoor proposals

10/03/2018, 07:10 am

Apple is joining Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook in opposing a proposed law in Australia that would force companies to provide law enforcement officials access to encrypted data for the purposes of fighting crime, or face steep penalties.

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Apple Business Chat expands to Canada, UK, Japan, several other countries

10/02/2018, 10:10 am

Apple's iMessage-based Business Chat platform is now available in many more countries, having originally launched as a U.S. exclusive earlier this year.

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Australian teen receives 8 months probation for hacking Apple's corporate network

09/26/2018, 11:09 pm

An Australian teen who gained unauthorized access to Apple's corporate network has been sentenced to eight months probation for his crimes, which included the collection of about one terabyte of sensitive data gleaned from company servers.

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First iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4 sales commence in Australia & New Zealand

09/20/2018, 07:09 pm

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are finally available to buy at retail, with stores in Australia and New Zealand among the first outlets to put Apple's latest smartphones on sale for eager customers.

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