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JCPenney Now Accepts Apple Pay Nationwide, Integrates With Own Credit Card and Loyalty Program

JCPenney Now Accepts Apple Pay Nationwide, Integrates With Own Credit Card and Loyalty Program

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SOURCE:macrumors.comAmerican department store chain JCPenney today announced it now accepts Apple Pay at all of its stores across the United States. The retailer said Apple Pay in the JCPenney app for iPhone and iPad is coming soon as well. JCPenney also said it will make its credit card available on Apple Pay, which enables customers to earn shopping points through its JCPenney Rewards loyalty program, directly in the Wallet app on iPhone.JCPenney point-of-sale registers now process all Apple Pay supported credit and debit bank cards, including the Company's credit card and co-branded Mastercard, both issued by Synchrony Bank and available to use with Apple Pay. Customers simply add their JCPenney credit card as a payment option to Apple Pay using the Wallet or Apple Watch app on the...
Apple Pay Expanding to AIB in Ireland, CaixaBank in Spain, and Other Banks in UK, France, and Italy

Apple Pay Expanding to AIB in Ireland, CaixaBank in Spain, and Other Banks in UK, France, and Italy

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SOURCE:macrumors.comApple Pay continues its global expansion today with several new participating banks, and more coming soon, in France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, and the UK. In France, Apple says Apple Pay will be available later this year to Banque BCP and Arkéa Banque Privée customers, and through mobile-only banking and/or payment solutions Orange Bank, Lydia, and N26. In Italy, as promised, Apple Pay is available now for American Express credit cards issued directly by American Express. In Ireland, Apple Pay is available now at AIB, one of the so-called "Big Four" financial institutions in the country. In Spain, Apple says Apple Pay will be available later this year at CaixaBank and mobile-only banking app imaginBank. Visa in general will also begin supporting Apple Pay in Spain by
Subway Refreshing Store Designs With Self-Order Kiosks That Support Apple Pay

Subway Refreshing Store Designs With Self-Order Kiosks That Support Apple Pay

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SOURCE:macrumors.comSubway today unveiled an all-new "fresh forward" redesign coming to 12 pilot locations at its restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, which includes self-order kiosks in select locations that support checking out via Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Subway has long supported Apple Pay as a payments option during the traditional check-out process in its restaurants. The new kiosks will allow customers to browse Subway's full menu, craft their sandwich order, and then check out with a credit card, debit card, Apple Pay, or Samsung Pay. There will be a designated food preparation and pick-up area for orders made through the new kiosks, on the Subway mobile app, and with Facebook Messenger's Subway chatbot. The company said that this will he...
Apple Launches Large-Scale Apple Pay Promotional Campaign in China

Apple Launches Large-Scale Apple Pay Promotional Campaign in China

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SOURCE:macrumors.comApple today launched a large-scale promotion in China offering special discounts for consumers who use Apple Pay, in the company's latest bid to counter the dominance of rival digital wallets in the country. Between July 18 and 24, Apple device owners who use the mobile payment system to make purchases in participating merchants across mainland China will receive concessions of up to 50 percent and as much as 50 times the usual number of reward points for credit cards, according to Apple's official Chinese website. A total of 28 brick-and-mortar retail outlets are named in the campaign, including supermarkets and restaurants such as 7-Eleven, Watsons, Burger King and Starbucks, while 16 online merchants such as JD.com are also participating, with discounts varying ...
Apple Has ‘Just Weeks’ to Solve iPhone 8 Touch ID Dilemma

Apple Has ‘Just Weeks’ to Solve iPhone 8 Touch ID Dilemma

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SOURCE:macrumors.comFor all the rumors we've seen recently surrounding Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8", one of the most inconsistent remains the fate of its Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology in the redesigned flagship device, which is expected to launch in September. In late May, supply chain sources suggested that Apple had overcome technical hurdles and that the OLED iPhone will have Touch ID integrated into the display. However, according to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this month, Apple plans to replace Touch ID in the iPhone 8 with a facial recognition security system – a prediction echoed by both JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall and Bloomberg. In the latest throw of the dice, a report from investment publication Barron's concludes that Apple is still
Apple Pay Expanding to Additional Banks in France, Italy, and Spain

Apple Pay Expanding to Additional Banks in France, Italy, and Spain

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SOURCE:macrumors.comApple has updated its regional websites to indicate that Apple Pay is expanding to additional banks in France, Italy, and Spain. In France, Apple Pay will be available later this year at Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne, Crédit Mutuel du Sud-Ouest, and Crédit Mutuel Massif Central, which are the three regional federations of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa. Apple Pay is also coming to Crédit Mutuel Arkéa's online banking subsidiary Fortuneo, and Max. In Italy, Apple Pay is now available at Banca Mediolanum for Mediolanum Card debit cards, which are based on Mastercard's Maestro network. In Spain, Apple Pay is now supported by Boon, a mobile wallet solution based on a prepaid account with a digital Mastercard. Boon users top-up their accounts with a debit or credit card, or via wire t
Apple Pay Now Widely Accepted at Yankee Stadium, Coors Field, Comerica Park and Two Other MLB Ballparks

Apple Pay Now Widely Accepted at Yankee Stadium, Coors Field, Comerica Park and Two Other MLB Ballparks

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SOURCE:macrumors.comFans of the Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and New York Yankees are now able to use Apple Pay either for the first time or in many more places at each team's respective stadium. Los Angeles company Appetize today announced it has launched its modern point-of-sale solution at five Major League Baseball stadiums, including Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Comerica Park in Detroit, Coors Field in Denver, Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, and Yankee Stadium in New York City. While some of the ballparks already accepted Apple Pay to a limited extent, Appetize's technology extends Apple Pay widely to concession stands, team merchandise stores, and other new areas. The NFC-enabled terminals also support other EMV-based payment...
Kids debit card startup Greenlight adds Fiserv and WorldPay veteran Nancy Fox as CTO

Kids debit card startup Greenlight adds Fiserv and WorldPay veteran Nancy Fox as CTO

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SOURCE:techcrunch.comGreenlight Financial, maker of a smart debit card for kids, is already making moves just six months after launch. On the heels of a $7.5 million Series A fundraise we reported earlier this month, the company is announcing a major hire in its executive ranks and new features to its cards. Greenlight has hired Nancy Cox as its new CTO to bolster its tech team as the company looks to expand its engineering organization. As the former CIO of Fiserv and CTO or WorldPay, Cox is an industry veteran and brings a wealth of experience to the table. Greenlight CEO Tim Sheehan, who worked with her at Fiserv, says Cox “has a perfect background… She’s also an exceptional leader and manager of people. People loved to work for her and follow her from company.” That’ll come in
Apple just released the first iOS 11 beta to everyone

Apple just released the first iOS 11 beta to everyone

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SOURCE:techcrunch.comAre you excited about trying out the new features coming up with iOS 11. If that’s the case, Apple just released the first public beta of iOS 11. It is now available to download for everyone. You don’t need to pay $99 for a developer account to download it. But remember, it is still a beta. While the company still plans to release the final version of iOS 11 this fall, Apple is going to release regular public betas over the summer. This way, the company can iron out the bugs and test new features on a large group of users. Apple released the second developer beta just last week, so it’s safe to say that this first public beta is more or less the same build as the one in the developer channel. But remember, you shouldn’t install an iOS beta on your primary iPhon
Apple Pay Coming to Quiznos, Smashburger, and Other Restaurants With Integrated Loyalty Program

Apple Pay Coming to Quiznos, Smashburger, and Other Restaurants With Integrated Loyalty Program

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SOURCE:macrumors.comPunchh today announced that Quiznos, Smashburger, MOD Pizza, and select other restaurant brands in the United States will soon accept Apple Pay integrated with its cloud-based loyalty program for customers. At participating restaurants, Apple Pay users will supposedly receive a push notification at checkout prompting them to add the restaurant's loyalty program to Apple's Wallet app. Once added, customers will automatically begin earning points and receiving specialized offers, which can be redeemed during future visits. A spokesperson for Punchh said existing members of a restaurant's loyalty program can add it to their Apple Wallet as an NFC pass. When a customer taps on the push notification, she will be presented with a form with pre-populated enrollment data, ...