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Topic: Australia

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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Sentencing set for Australian teen accused of hacking Apple's servers

09/20/2018, 12:09 pm

The then-16-year-old, who plead guilty to taking about a terabyte of information from Apple's systems, will be sentenced September 27.

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Development of Apple's first Australian flagship store hamstrung by heritage protection order

08/22/2018, 11:08 pm

An Australian government body tasked with administering cultural heritage regulations in the state of Victoria this week enacted an Interim Protection Order that precludes further development of Federal Square, the site of a proposed flagship Apple store, for a period of at least four months.

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Apple says no customer information involved in hack by Australian teen

08/17/2018, 12:08 am

Apple on Friday commented on recent revelations that an Australian teen gained unauthorized access to its corporate computer network, saying the hack did not compromise customer data despite reports claiming the boy accessed customer accounts.

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Australian teen hacked Apple's corporate network, accessed data and user accounts

08/16/2018, 08:08 am

Teen pleads guilty to downloading 90GB of secure files from Apple's internal systems and accessing customer accounts in repeated hacks from his suburban home.

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Australian parliament will debate bill to weaken encryption by end of 2018

08/13/2018, 09:08 am

Australia's government will debate proposed legislation before the end of this year that could force Apple and other companies to introduce backdoors into their products and services, such as the iPhone or iMessage, under the guise of assisting with national security and law enforcement investigations.

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Spotify tests skippable ads for free listeners in Australia

08/10/2018, 10:08 am

In a move that could eventually lure new subscribers away from Apple Music, Spotify is now testing skippable ads for its free ad-based tier.

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Melbourne Apple Store proposal loses controversial 'pagoda' design

07/19/2018, 02:07 pm

Apple has changed its plans for its first Global Flagship store in Melbourne, Australia, revising the design of its Federation Square retail outlet from the pagoda-inspired structure to a much simpler design, following criticism from the public.

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Australia fines Apple $6.7 million over misleading 'Error 53' repair practices

06/18/2018, 10:06 pm

A court in Australia has fined the company for misleading iPhone and iPad owners over whether or not they were allowed to repair their devices.

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Apple Watch heart rate, activity data key in Australian murder case

03/29/2018, 05:03 pm

Activity data recovered from an Apple Watch will be reportedly become key evidence for the prosecution in an Australian murder trial.

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Apple Australia airs four wedding-themed 'First Dance' ads for iPhone X

02/25/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple this weekend premiered four new "Shot on iPhone" ads for the iPhone X in Australia, all themed around first dances at weddings.

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Apple's proposed Australian flagship store faces public opposition, called 'Pizza Hut pagoda'

02/07/2018, 12:02 am

Apple is facing a rare adverse reaction to the design of a proposed global flagship store in Australia, with the Melbourne City Council on Tuesday voting to lobby the government and Apple for a new aesthetic.

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AppleCare+ Mac warranties come to Australia & New Zealand

01/31/2018, 04:01 pm

Mac buyers down under can now opt into AppleCare+ plans, which offer up to three years of warranty coverage, including cheaper rates for two incidents of accidental damage.

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Kantar calls iPhone X pricing 'vindicated' as Apple sees marketshare grow across Europe, China, Australia & Japan

01/30/2018, 09:01 am

As hand wringing over the $999-and-up pricing of the iPhone X continues, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel see the premium-priced handset as a wise move for Apple, after tracking marketshare gains for iOS in a number of key markets across the globe.

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Apple plans first Australian global flagship store in Federation Square, set to open in 2020

12/19/2017, 07:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday previewed plans for a huge global flagship store set for construction in Melbourne, Australia's Federation Square, a cultural hub that acts as a home to multiple museums, art galleries and eateries.

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