It appears that the expansion of Apple Pay into Australia could be farther off than some had hoped. According to a report today from The Sydney Morning Herald, Apple is in negotiations with at least four of the largest banks in Australia in order to form partnerships for Apple Pay in in the region. However, the report claims Apple is having issues in negotiations centered around the fees it collects from the currently supported Apple Pay markets of the United States and United Kingdom.
Canada Stories August 16, 2015
Canada Stories August 6, 2015
Apple Canada shuts down Wind Mobile’s used iPhone sales, supplied by Ingram
Despite the Canadian Competition Bureau’s ongoing investigation into allegedly anti-competitive practices involving Apple and wireless carriers, Apple Canada has reportedly forced distributor Ingram Micro to stop selling used iPhones to Wind Mobile, a small wireless carrier. According to The Globe and Mail, a complaint from Bell Mobility, an authorized Apple partner and competitor to Wind, appears to have sparked Apple’s action.
The report notes that Ingram purchased large quantities of used iPhone 5c and 5s models from Brightstar, Apple’s official iPhone recycling partner. Ingram then resold 50,000 phones to Wind, which began selling the devices to consumers in June. In response, Bell asked Apple whether it, too, could sell used iPhones, which Apple deemed a violation of Bell’s contract, further demanding that Ingram stop selling used iPhones to Wind.
Canada Stories July 30, 2015
Apple Watch coming to Best Buy Canada on August 14
8/14 Update: As expected, Apple Watch is now available from Best Buy online and in select retail stores.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Apple Watch would launch in more than 100 of Best Buy’s United States retail stores and online on August 7th, and now it looks like that expansion will also apply to Canada. According to MobileSyrup, Best Buy will also begin offering Apple Watch in Canada on August 14th. Just like in the United States, Best Buy Canada stores will offer 16 Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport models.
Canada Stories May 26, 2015
Some of iOS 9‘s more important planned enhancements include split-screen apps on iPads, a new Home app for controlling HomeKit accessories, a new system-wide UI font, a mass transit directions service for the Maps app, and major quality, performance, and security enhancements. However, multiple sources note that there will also be some smaller, but still important, tweaks to the operating system. We spotlight some of these expected changes below…
Canada Stories May 9, 2015
The recently released 12-inch MacBook will be available for purchase at all Apple Stores globally beginning the week of May 25th, according to a memo from Apple to its retail staff issued earlier today. Because of supply constraints, not unlike those for the also recently-launched Apple Watch, sales of the new MacBook have been mostly restricted to Apple’s Online Store…
Canada Stories April 17, 2015