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Apple offers to open up NFC payments to rival companies in EU antitrust case

The long-running dispute between the European Commission and Apple over the use of its payment technology could soon come to an end. The Commission has officially announced Apple's plan to open up its Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, used for tap-and-go payments, to third-party mobile wallet providers. Rumors of Apple's proposal first surfaced in December 2023.The Commission opened an investigation into Apple in 2020 over potentially restricting rival mobile wallet pay developers' access to necessary technology,…

Apple Pay, Apple Card and Wallet are facing outages

Apple's financial services, including Apple Pay, Apple Cash, Apple Card and Wallet, have been experiencing service disruptions for some users since 6:15AM this morning, the company reports. As of 10:04AM Eastern, those services still have outage notices on Apple's System Status page. As AppleInsider notes, it's unclear how widespread the issues are, but the company has experienced intermittent Apple Pay issues earlier this year.On a personal note, I was able to use Apple Pay without issue around 9AM to make a pick-up…

Now, avoid shopping disasters, get Apple Pay bank balance info instantly

The Christmas season is fast approaching and shopping will be on everyone's list. If you are an Apple Pay user, you will be glad to know that there is a new feature that will stop you from making silly mistakes like racking up huge bills or other shopping disasters. Notably, Apple has been introducing various new and advanced features to the iPhone with the iOS 17 update. Recently, Apple revealed that Apple Pay has a new feature that will enable users to see their bank account information to enable them to make informed…

Man ordered iPhone 15 Pro Max from Apple Store in the UK, was delivered fake phone instead

A UK resident who ordered an iPhone 15 Pro Max directly from Apple received a fake smartphone. The customer fell victim to one of the most bizarre delivery scams after ordering the new iPhone directly from Apple’s official website. The affected customer took to Reddit (spotted by Android Authority) to share his experience which is concerning for people who are planning to order devices online directly from Apple. The victim also reported receiving all delivery confirmation emails from Apple and tracking details from…

How to add your ID or driver’s license to Google Wallet

Between credit cards, store loyalty cards, and identification cards, our wallets are on the beefier side these days — and it makes digging through them to find the one correct card a real chore. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just show someone or scan your phone instead? Well, now you can if you have an Android smartphone. Following on from Apple, Google Wallet now allows you to upload your driver's license or state ID into your Google Wallet account, giving you a quick and easy way to show your credentials when…

Everything Apple didn’t add to iOS 17

Apple Apple’s WWDC 2023 keynote has come and gone, and with it came one of the biggest new announcements in years: Apple Vision Pro, which is Apple’s first foray into the VR/AR headset space. Of course, we also got software updates for existing products that we already have right now, including iOS 17 for the iPhone. Before WWDC 2023 kicked off, there were a lot of rumors and speculation revolving around iOS 17 and what we would end up seeing —with the possibility of some “highly requested features from users.” Now…

The amount of money in Apple Savings accounts in four days

On April 17, Apple announced a new Savings account for Apple Card users in the US, in association with Goldman Sachs. Apple said that the Savings account comes with no fees, minimum deposits, or minimum balance requirements. Further, users can easily set up and manage their Savings account directly from Apple Card in Wallet.A report by Forbes claims that Apple Savings has been quite a hit among Apple users in the US. According to the report, close to 2.4 lakh accounts were created in the first four days with close to $1…

iOS 17 Tipped to Bring Design Changes for Wallet, Health Apps; New UI Visualised in Mock-Up Images

iOS 17 is expected to be unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next month, and details of the company's upcoming iPhone operating system update have begun to leak. The Cupertino company is rumoured to bring a major change to the operating system by adding support for third-party stores and app sideloading in the European Union, according to earlier reports. Now, a tipster claims that Apple will also update the design of the Health and Wallet apps that are preinstalled on iOS.Twitter user @Analyst941, a…

Here’s how Apple can fix the iPhone Control Center in iOS 17

The clock keeps ticking down to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 5. This is where we expect Apple to unveil its headliner mixed reality headset, as well as the usual slew of software updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. Though it was originally rumored that iOS 17 would primarily focus on bug fixes and improvements, a later report said it could bring some “highly requested features from users.” And this week, there was another report that suggests iOS 17 will be bringing some big…

No, you can’t use an Apple gift card on Apple Pay

A viral TikTok has made the internet rounds, showing a person who thought that they could transfer Apple gift card funds to Apple Pay. After buying a $300 Apple gift card, however, they quickly learned that that’s simply not possible. While their choice might seem misguided in hindsight, there are plenty of people who have been left confused about the differences between Apple gift cards and Apple Pay. While having a $300 Apple gift card certainly has its uses — such as buying 10 years of Apple Music, as the original…