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Apple Pay now available in China through UnionPay partnership

It is currently February 18 in China, and as we noted early in the week, Apple Pay is now officially available in China through a partnership with UnionPay. Apple Pay in China can now be used on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with an eligible UnionPay credit or debit card. Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey told Reuters, “We think…

iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 to go on sale March 18

With Apple supposed to be holding an event on March 15, we’re now seeing reports that Apple is planning to sell two new pieces of hardware later that week. The 4-inch iPhone 5se and the new iPad Air 3 are supposed to be announced at that event. This would be the first iPhone launch without a pre-order period. The iPhone 5se is said to be a 4-inch…

‘Error 53’ may lead to a lawsuit against Apple

I’ve been trying to avoid writing an article about the ‘Error 53’ fiasco because honestly I believe it’s a non-issue. If you get your screen replaced by a third-party, it’s your responsibility to know that the third-party may or may not be using Apple certified parts. With Touch ID, however, replacing your screen gets a bit more difficult because it…

Apple adds an additional 30 banks and credit unions to Apple Pay

In Apple’s continued expansion of Apple Pay, the company has added another 50 U.S. banks to the company’s mobile payment service. Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6 and above and Apple Watch in-store via NFC. The service is also available in-app for any iPad supporting Touch ID. Here’s the list: Anderson Brothers Bank Bank & Trust…

Some Apple services outages prevent users from purchasing digital items

According to Apple’s system status page, (as of 8:03AM PST), several Apple services such as the App, iTunes, iBooks, and Mac App Store are currently down. In addition, Apple TV services and iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match may also be down for some users. The timeline notes that some users have been seeing outages as early as 7AM PST, and Apple has…

iPad Air 3 features hinted at in new case leak

  The blog Macotakara has apparently caught a leak on the Alibaba site that shows a case for the upcoming iPad Air 3. Whether it is true or not can’t be confirmed, as the photos could be high quality mock ups. However, it true, the case does confirm a few rumors about the new iPad. First, the camera hole seems adjusted for another item…

Apple is working on long range wireless charging, according to report

According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is working on a wireless charging solution that could make its way into the 2017 iPhone. The iPhone maker is working with several partners in the United States and Asia to create a solution where iPhones and iPads can be charged across the room, rather than using an inductive charger and power mat. Of course,…