Apple criticises owners of NZ banks over Apple Pay boycott motive

In its latest submission to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, Apple said it was concerned banks are seeking to "delay the expansion of Apple Pay", hurting both consumers and smaller card issuers who could use the technology "as a means of securing a digital presence in competition with the big banks".

It is the latest salvo from Apple in a dispute about whether the country's leading banks should be permitted to negotiate as a bloc over the introduction of Apple Pay.

Apple, Google, Facebook among 100 firms opposing Trump's travel ban

The brief was signed by nearly 100 companies including Facebook, Twitter, Intel, eBay, Netflix and Uber, as well as non-tech companies such as Levi Strauss and Chobani.

The document is an amicus brief, which allows parties not directly involved in a case but who feel they are affected by it, to give their view.

Apple considers legal action over travel ban

The iPhone maker is considering legal options regarding Trump's executive order, which has affected hundreds of its employees, CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Apple wants to start making iPhones in India

Apple executives met with Indian government officials on Wednesday to discuss a plan to make iPhones in the southern city of Bangalore, a person familiar with the talks told CNNMoney.

Apple pulls New York Times app from China app store

The paper said the move was aimed at preventing readers in China "from accessing independent news coverage".

Apple said they had been informed the app violated Chinese regulations but did not say what rules had been broken.

Western media have long been facing difficulties making their content available in China with many outlets frequently or permanently blocked.

Russia wants Apple to unlock iPhone belonging to killer of Russian ambassador

Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty police officer in Ankara on December 19 when the ambassador was giving a speech at an art gallery. The shooter managed to pretend himself as his official bodyguard and later shot to death by Turkish special forces.

Apple says iPhones safe despite China fires

Eight users have complained to Shanghai's consumer watchdog that their iPhone 6 series handsets spontaneously combusted or exploded.

The US tech giant said it had conducted tests on the devices and had found "no cause for concern with these products".

One technology analyst told the BBC she did not believe it to be a widespread problem.

Apple said the iPhones had external physical damage "which led to the thermal event".

Apple to swap 'faulty' iPhone 6S batteries

The phones with this fault were manufactured between September and October 2015, it said in a statement.

Affected devices will suddenly stop working even though the handset's battery has plenty of charge.

Anyone with an eligible phone who takes up the offer will get a free replacement battery for their handset.


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Apple to fix iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease' for a fee

Touchscreens on smartphones that have this problem gradually become unresponsive.

The fault was highlighted by gadget sites which said it was caused by a manufacturing issue that meant some screen controller chips became loose.

Apple was criticised by one expert who said it was the phonemaker's responsibility to fix it.

Apple is charging $149 in the USA for the service that will only be available on phones that are "in working order".


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iPhone secretly sends your call history to Apple even if iCloud Backups are turned off

However, a new report from a security firm suggests Apple's online syncing service iCloud secretly stores logs of its users' private information for as long as four months — even when iCloud backup is switched off.

Russian digital forensics firm Elcomsoft discovered that Apple's mobile devices automatically send its users' call history to the company's servers if iCloud is enabled, and stored that data for up to four months.