Apple is helping banks and financial institutions push contactless payments in Australia, a report claims, with Apple Pay continuing to be the largest non-bank contactless mobile payment service in the country for another year.
Westpac, Australia's second-largest bank and the last of the country's "big four" to adopt Apple Pay, finally activated the payments service on Monday, fulfilling a December promise to integrate the product across its network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.