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Apple faces staggered Apple Pay rollout in China

With the millions of iPhone customers in China, some are reporting that they are unable to register for Apple Pay. Apparently, Apple planned to have a gradual rollout throughout the day, according to an Apple representative. Mashable notes that 38 million bank cards have been linked to Apple Pay by 5PM on launch day. While 10 million of them were…

Apple releases modified iOS 9.2.1 build to fix ‘Error 53’

On Thursday Apple published a new version of its current iOS 9.2.1 software with a new build number. The update fixes devices that were being bricked by “error 53,” Apple has also released a support document telling customers how to resolve the issue. In case you were unaware, error 53 appeared when the Touch ID validation check failed during an iOS…

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…