Tap to Pay on IPhone
Apple today launched Tap to Pay on iPhone in Canada, empowering millions of merchants, from small businesses to large retailers, to use their iPhone to seamlessly and securely accept Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets using only their iPhone and a partner-enabled iOS app.
Apple Made for Business
Apple are to launch a special Today at Apple series titled “Made for Business” in May, offering small business owners and entrepreneurs free opportunities to learn how Apple products and services can support their growth and success.
US Department of Justice (DoJ)
The United States Justice Department (DOJ) has filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of engineering an illegal monopoly in smartphones that boxes out competitors, stifles innovation and keeps prices artificially high.
Apple has hit back at Spotify over the long-running competition complaint filed with the EU that could see Apple face a huge fine if found guilty.
Digital Markets Act
Apple is to remove the ability to install home screen web apps from iPhones and iPads in Europe when iOS 17.4 is released, saying it's too difficult to keep offering the feature under the European Union's new Digital Markets Act (DMA).
Apple's iCloud Mail service has suffered a global outage, impacting millions of users worldwide. Apple confirmed the service is down after reports of the outage emerged on Wednesday morning.
Apple is to pay out $25 million to settle a class action lawsuit over its Family Sharing feature. The feature allows users and up to five family members to share access to apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books that they purchase.
Apple Spatial Video Cameras
With the release of iOS 17.2 earlier today, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users can now record spatial videos — a new capability that helps users capture life’s precious moments — and relive those memories on Apple Vision Pro, starting early next year.
Apple Pay Later
Apple has officially launched Apple Pay Later in the United States, allowing users to split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase into four equal payments over six weeks without being charged interest or late fees.