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Apple Pay officially launches in the UK

Starting today, confirming earlier reports, Apple Pay is now live in the UK. This is the first international launch of Apple Pay since it was initially introduced along with the Apple Watch and iPhone 6 and went live in October 2014. This launch means that iPhone 6 owners can use their iPhones to pay for goods and services at more than 250,000…

Report: Apple Pay to go live in the UK on July 14th

Apple Pay is reportedly set to go live in the UK in just over a week, according to a couple of leaked internal memos acquired by 9to5Mac. The memos, above and below, point to a July 14th UK launch date and come from multiple sources, British supermarket chain Waitrose being one of them. The launch on July 14 coincides with what was previously…

Apple Pay transactions in the UK won’t be limited to £20 forever

At WWDC earlier this month, Apple announced it would be bringing Apple Pay to the UK in July. The country already has an established contactless payment infrastructure in retail locations, but it was unclear how exactly Apple Pay would fit into that equation. Apple has now posted an FAQ that clears up some of the confusion. First up, Apple confirms that…

Apple in talks with UK banks ahead of 2015 Apple Pay launch, negotiations proving “tricky”

Apple is in talks with British banks as it proceeds with plans to bring Apple Pay to the UK, according to a report by The Telegraph. Apple hopes to launch the mobile payment service in the country in the first half of 2015 but negotiations with at least one major bank have been “tricky.” Negotiations between the Silicon Valley giant and at least one of the…

EE and Three agree to share infrastructure and costs to boost UK 4G LTE

The rollout of 4G in the UK was slow to get started and has been a slow process ever since. All of the major UK carriers now at least have some 4G LTE coverage, albeit most are limited. However, EE and three, the UK’s largest and smallest networks, respectively, have agreed to share 4G infrastructure and costs to boost LTE speeds and availability in the…

EE and Vodafone announce voice, 3G and 4G services in Channel Tunnel

Passengers on the Eurostar service between England and France will soon be able to use their mobile phones under the sea after UK mobile networks EE and Vodafone signed a 10-year deal to offer mobile services in the Channel Tunnel. Customers of EE and Vodafone will have access to voice and 3G services in the North Tunnel from March with 4G services…

EE signs up two million new UK 4G users, twice their target for 2013

The UK was slow to get on board with 4G LTE technologies, our first 4G network launching in late 2012, but it seems the population is keen to take advantage of the new, faster data services. EE, the first carrier in the UK to offer 4G LTE, has announced that it currently has 2 million subscribers on its ’4GEE’ network. The company revealed that it had a…

UK Apple TV owners can now access Sky Sports via Now TV Day Pass

Apple TV owners in the UK can now access Sky Sports channels via a new Now TV Sky Sports Day Pass application. The app gives sports fans instant access to all six Sky Sports channels for a 24-hour period for £9.99. Gidon Katz, Director of Now TV told The Telegraph: It’s been a busy year for Now TV as we continue to widen access to our…