Apple Pay support in Spain has been extended to CaixaBank and ImaginBank, according to reports out of the country this morning.
Spanish tech blog AppleSfera first reported that cards issued by the banks were working with Apple’s mobile payment system as of Tuesday, and CaixaBank has now officially confirmed the support.
Apple Pay integration with Caixabank had been promised „before the end of the year“. Previously the biggest financial entities in Spain to support Apple Pay were American Express and Banco Santander (Mastercard cards), so the addition of CaixaBank and ImaginBank (CaixaBank’s mobile arm) should see the digital payment [...]
Ahead of the launch of iOS 11, there were several signs suggesting 32-bit apps would no longer be supported in the new operating system, which has been confirmed with the release of the first iOS 11 beta.
When attempting to open a 32-bit app when running iOS 11, the app refuses to launch, offering up a message that says the app needs to be updated to work with iOS 11.
32-bit apps are also not available when searching in the new version of the App Store, and previously downloaded 32-bit apps can’t be installed through the Purchased tab.
Over the course of the last several months, warnings about 32-bit apps have gotten increasingly dire. With the [...]
Apple Maps has been recently updated with public transit information for those living in and traveling to the Netherlands. Transit directions allow users to navigate the Netherlands thanks to integration with the Intercity direct train line, various bus routes, trams, and ferries.
Transit in the Netherlands includes up-to-date advisory information with the help of data accumulated from various local transportation companies including NS, Connexxion, and GVB (via iPhoned). With the data, Apple Maps can warn users about reduced service, or a complete service shutdown, and update their transit trip directions accordingly.
Apple first added in a small amount of [...]
Apple Pay is now accepted by 36 percent of merchants in the United States, according to research conducted by retail consulting firm Boston Retail Partners and shared by NFC World. That’s up from 16 percent last year.
Boston Retail Partners derived its information from a survey of more than 500 top North American retailers.
22 percent of retailers who don’t currently support Apple Pay said they plan to accept the payments service within the next 12 months, while 11 percent plan to do so in the next one to three years. 31 percent plan to take a „wait and see“ approach before implementing Apple Pay support.
PayPal was the next most [...]