Apple Pay picks up new bank partners across Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US

Target and Taco Bell aren’t the only new partners for Apple Pay this week. Apple has also updated its running list of bank partners from around the world with lots of new entries. This includes CommBank in Australia which is one of the major banks in the country. CommBank announced last month that support would […]

Apple among tech companies voicing opposition to new anti-encryption law in Australia

Last week, we reported that Australia had passed a new anti-encryption law that could force Apple and other tech companies to help law enforcement access encrypted messages. TechCrunch reports today, however, that Apple is among a handful of tech companies coming out against the legislation. more… The post Apple among tech companies voicing opposition to […]

Facebook begins showing sponsored posts in Messenger with small test in Australia and Thailand

After testing the ability for brands to communicate directly with users, Facebook today announced its next step in monetizing its Messenger platform. In a post on the Messenger blog, Facebook product manager Eddie Zhang announced that the company is launching a “very small test” of ads in Messenger, beginning in Australia and Thailand. This week we […]

First AirPods Orders Begin Arriving in Australia and New Zealand as Apple Stores Begin Sales

It’s Monday morning in New Zealand and Australia, which means the first customers who placed orders for Apple’s new AirPods have begun receiving them according to reports from MacRumors readers. Deliveries are taking place across the two countries now, and Apple retail stores in Australia have also begun selling AirPods to customers. AirPods that belong […]

Apple Pay comes to over 30 new credit unions & banks in Australia thanks to new Cuscal partnership

Apple Pay has been slow to gain traction in Australia as Apple fights with the large banks for adoption. Now, however, Apple has signed a deal with payments group Cuscal that will see the mobile payments service come to more than 30 credit unions and small banks in the country… more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Apple Pay Expands Beyond American Express in Australia with ANZ Support

Apple today updated its Apple Pay website in Australia to note that Apple Pay now supports credit and debit cards from the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (aka ANZ). The ANZ website has also been updated with a new Apple Pay webpage and a report from Reuters confirms the partnership. ANZ card holders in […]

Apple Pay Badges Appear in Some Maps Listings in Australia, Canada and Europe

Apple Pay badges have been added to Apple Maps listings for select Coles and Woolworths supermarket locations in Australia, as spotted by multiple users on discussion forum AppleTalk Australia. The badges are normally reserved for locations that accept Apple Pay, which is noteworthy given the mobile payments service has yet to officially launch in Australia. […]

Apple Watch Now Available for Purchase in Apple Retail Stores in Australia

We reported this morning that Apple Watch shipments had begun arriving at Apple Stores in the United States ahead of the imminent launch of in-store availability, and it now appears that in-stores sales of the Apple Watch will indeed begin tomorrow, on June 17. It’s now after 10:00 a.m. on June 17 in some parts […]