News about iTunes.
July 20th, 2016
UK and US consumers are being encouraged to sign up and use Apple Pay with a £5 or $5 iTunes gift card at Apple retail stores across both countries. “When making a purchase in store, Apple employees will ask customers if they would like to pay via Apple Pay,” MacRumors reports. “If a customer declines and does not have Apple Pay set up, employees will guide customers through the setup process to make the purchase and will offer a bonus $5 or £5 iTunes gift card for using Apple Pay as their payment method.”
February 19th, 2016
Apple has released an update to iOS 9 that will restore devices left disabled by Error 53. “For anyone who experienced Error 53, Apple has released an update to iOS 9.2.1 to allow you to successfully restore your device using iTunes on your Mac or PC,” Apple says. “If Touch ID on your device didn’t work before you saw Error 53, the feature still won’t work after you restore your device.”
November 19th, 2015
Apple Pay has begun rolling out across Australia, allowing American Express cardholders to make NFC mobile payments using iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and Apple Watch devices.
November 18th, 2015
Customers of South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB) can now redeem mobile coupons and vouchers through the bank’s mobile banking app directly at the point of sale. Participating retailers include supermarket chains Checkers and Shoprite….
November 17th, 2015
Apple Pay has begun rolling out across Canada, allowing American Express cardholders to pay in-store with compatible Apple devices at Amex contactless merchants as well as make purchases within participating mobile apps. “Apple Pay will…
October 17th, 2014
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users with Visa cards issued by Bank of America, Capital One, Citi Bank, Chase and Wells Fargo Bank will be able to use Apple Pay in stores from launch on 20 October, Visa says.
October 17th, 2014
Apple customers in the US will be able to use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to make Apple Pay mobile payments from Monday 20 October, CEO Tim Cook has announced, and 500 banks…
September 9th, 2014
“It’s all about the wallet,” Apple CEO Tim Cook explained during the unveiling of Apple Pay mobile payments and the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch with NFC on 9 September. “Our vision…
September 8th, 2014
Apple has been steadily building a portfolio of patents related to NFC and mobile payments over recent years, from as far back as 2009. NFC World+ has reported on these as they have been published and links are provided here to details of 23 patents covering technical innovations and use cases in payments, mobile marketing, coupon delivery, gifting, event ticketing, content sharing, travel and beyond.
September 4th, 2014
Apple plans to include NFC in a new smartwatch that will be unveiled on 9 September, as well as in the next iPhone, the Wall Street Journal reports, “signaling that it sees a role for the device in digital payments.” NFC “is central to Apple’s plans to offer so-called tap-to-pay into its mobile devices, allowing users to pay for goods and services using credit cards stored with iTunes,” the report adds. (Editor’s tip: Download our Disney MyMagic+ report to get a feel for the kind of experience Apple is likely to be planning here.)
July 18th, 2014
Apple’s new iTunes Pass service, which enables iOS users to buy iTunes credit from their mobile device rather than purchase a physical gift card, is now available internationally, 9to5Mac reports. iTunes Pass buyers need to visit an Apple store in order to activate their purchase.
July 17th, 2014
Apple has introduced a digital version of the iTunes gift card in Japan that replaces the need for customers to buy a physical card. “To substitute for a physical gift card, iTunes Pass installs a new pass inside of the iOS Passbook application,” 9to5Mac reports.
May 30th, 2014
Apple is holding talks with a number of upmarket US retailers to gauge how interested they would be in the iPhone maker introducing its own mobile payments service, according to 9to5Mac which cites “a source…
February 25th, 2014
Sony Music is using NFC to promote artist Foxes’ new single ‘Let Go for Tonight’, using NFC-enabled standees placed at the point of sale in coffee shops located around London’s Oxford Street. By tapping their…
February 17th, 2014
Funding is being raised on Kickstarter to commercialize an ultra-slim wall plaque that enables visitors to connect to a host’s WiFi network without having to ask for and enter a password, by just tapping their…
June 13th, 2013
A version of Canadian NFC and RFID specialist Wireless Dynamics’ iCarte NFC case for Apple iPhones is now available for the iPhone 5. The device is approved by both Apple and Visa, enabling it to…
June 13th, 2013
UK-based Wooshping has shown how bands can use NFC tags to allow fans to add their music to Spotify playlists, so just tapping a smart poster can start a track playing. The system takes advantage…
November 9th, 2011
A newly published Apple patent application sets out a way for a virtual SIM card to be built into an embedded secure element which can, in turn, be attached to an NFC controller chip.
May 17th, 2011
Consumer research conducted in nine countries has found that the online giant is the most trusted by consumers to handle personal financial data when making mobile payments.
January 25th, 2011
The Apple NFC rumour mill has swung into action again today, with new speculation that the company plans to include near field communication in both the next iPhone and the next iPad — and could…