Australian banks eliminate fee demands, focus legal assault on opening up Apple Pay NFC tech

The four Australian banks at the core of the ongoing debate about opening up Apple Pay in the country have narrowed down their demands after being snubbed by the country’s competition regulator, and are now solely focusing on opening access to iPhone and Apple Watch NFC technology. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

This week on AI: Apple at the Supreme Court, Australian photo scandal, new R&D centers & more

Product rumors took a backseat to the here-and-now this week, as Apple found itself on the defensive at the U.S. Supreme Court, announced plans for new international research and development centers, and coped with the aftermath of a lewd photo scandal in Australia. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple calls Australian banks’ request to bargain over Apple Pay a detriment to consumers, mobile wallet adoption

Apple in a recent filing with Australia’s antitrust watchdog slammed a request from the country’s three top banks for collective negotiations over third-party access to Apple Pay NFC technology, saying a threatened boycott would not only harm consumers, but hinder mobile wallet adoption and innovation. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple Watch Makes First Australian Magazine Appearance Inside ‘Elle’

Elle is the first magazine to feature the Apple Watch in Australia with a fashion shoot starring the publication’s in-house fashion editor Sara Smith. The multi-page style guide in the latest April issue offers women tips on how to make the Apple Watch work with different wardrobes depending on the time and place, such as […]