Starting in early October, Apple corporate employees in the United States began testing Apple Pay Cash internally in the iOS 11.1 beta, suggesting the person-to-person Apple Pay feature could be introduced in iOS 11.1 despite its current absence from the iOS 11.1 developer beta.
Apple has now expanded its internal Apple Pay Cash feature to its retail employees, making it available to a much wider range of people for testing purposes.
Retail employees gained access to the feature today and have been asked to install both the iOS 11.1 beta and an additional internal-only beta profile to unlock the Apple Pay Cash feature. According to the retail employee who spoke to [...]
Seedling today announced the launch of Parker, which it says is the world’s first augmented reality teddy bear. Parker the bear is currently being sold exclusively at Apple’s retail stores.
Designed for children aged three and up, the teddy bear is just a plain plush bear with no electronics or batteries, but it „comes to life“ with the accompanying Parker augmented reality app that’s available for iPhone and iPad.
The app uses Apple’s ARKit to allow children to interact with Parker in unique ways. Kids can become Parker’s doctor and examine his bones and address illnesses with accompanying accessories like a toy [...]
Apple has announced that its newest retail store will be opening on Saturday, September 16 within the shopping district known as Tianyi Square, located in Ningbo, in the Zhejiang province of China. As with all Apple retail grand openings, Apple Tianyi Square will open at 10:00 am local time.
Under the leadership of Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts, the company began aggressively expanding its retail footprint in China over the last few years. In January 2015, Ahrendts said that Apple’s goal was to open 40 stores in the Greater China region within two years, which it eventually accomplished ahead of schedule in June 2016.
Tianyi Square image via China Tour [...]
Apple officially opened up its first retail store in Taiwan at 11:00 a.m. local time on July 1. Located in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei, and called Apple Taipei 101, the store is situated on the ground floor and basement level of the Taipei 101 skyscraper. Apple Taipei 101 is another expansion of Apple’s next-generation retail plans and features the company’s latest store designs and principles, including various „Today at Apple“ programs.
Similar to the opening of Apple Orchard Road in Singapore, Apple Taipei 101 is the first major Apple store in its country and has received much attention in the weeks leading up to its grand opening. Apple [...]