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Canadian Government Approves Apple Card and Apple Cash Trademarks

Wednesday February 3, 2021 12:58 am PST by
Apple has received trademark approval for Apple Cash and Apple Card from the Government of Canada, suggesting the services might one day launch in the country. According to trademark database notes discovered by the tech website iPhone in Canada, Apple applied for the trademarks in July 2019, and recent action history shows that both were approved on January 25, 2021. Apple released ‌Apple...
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Redesigned Apple Maps Expands to Canada

Thursday December 10, 2020 9:29 am PST by
Apple's redesigned Maps app is now available in Canada following a test of the feature that kicked off back in October. The Canadian expansion comes 11 months after Apple finished the rollout of the revamped Maps app in the United States. Image via Justin O'Beirne The launch of the redesigned Maps app in Canada was shared by Justin O'Beirne, who follows Apple's work on the Maps app, and it...
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Apple Brings Health Records on iPhone to the UK and Canada

Wednesday October 7, 2020 6:28 am PDT by
Apple has today announced that access to Health Records on the iPhone is now available in the UK and Canada, providing a fuller, more secure picture of patient health. The existing Health app on the ‌iPhone‌ can now display full health records, enabling users to securely view and store their medical records from healthcare institutions in the UK and Canada. Oxford University Hospitals in...
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Apple Oakridge Centre to Close Until 2024 Due to Redevelopment

Wednesday August 19, 2020 3:43 am PDT by
Apple Oakridge Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, is set to close for up to four years as the mall undergoes major redevelopment, according to Retail Insider and 9to5Mac. The current Apple Store will be replaced entirely and moved to an all-new redesigned space. The new retail location will be a flagship store with more than 10,000 square feet of space. The Oakridge Centre is in the ...
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Canada's 'COVID Alert' App Using Apple's Exposure Notification API Now Available

Friday July 31, 2020 9:36 am PDT by
Canada today released a new COVID-19 contact tracing app called COVID Alert, as noted by iPhone in Canada. COVID Alert takes advantage of Apple and Google's privacy-focused Exposure Notification API to alert people when they've come into contact with someone who has the coronavirus. As with all COVID-19 contact tracing apps, COVID Alert uses Bluetooth to exchange random, anonymized codes...
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Expanded Apple Store in Toronto's Fairview Mall Now Open

Saturday February 29, 2020 2:35 pm PST by
As expected, Apple today opened a new 10,287 square-foot store in the Fairview Mall in Toronto, Canada. The updated store is located next to the former location, but it is nearly twice the size. Fairview Mall Apple Store photo via 9to5Mac and Ronald Quitoriano The new retail location is the third Apple Store in Toronto with Apple's modern retail design elements, which include large rotating...
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Fitbit's Blood Oxygen Monitoring Feature Now Available in More Countries

Thursday February 20, 2020 1:34 am PST by
Google-owned Fitbit is activating blood oxygen monitoring (sp02) in more countries, following the feature's U.S. launch for some of its smartwatches and fitness trackers last month. Now the company has released it for users in the U.K., Canada, and possibly other countries, with blood oxygen saturation data appearing in the Fitbit app. Tech blog Tizenhelp.com confirmed the feature's...
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Downtown Toronto is About to Get a New Apple Store [Updated]

Wednesday November 27, 2019 6:37 am PST by
Update: In its Apple Store app, Apple has confirmed that its new Eaton Centre location opens Saturday, December 14 at 9:00 a.m. local time. Original story follows. The construction barriers covering an all-new Apple Store are nearly ready to come down at North America's busiest shopping mall. Apple is set to open an over 10,000-square-foot store at the Eaton Centre in Toronto, Canada ...
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Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Surveying Canada

Monday May 27, 2019 7:58 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its Apple Maps vehicles are now surveying Canada for the first time over the summer months. ‌Apple Maps‌ vehicle on Renforth Drive in Toronto via Reddit user whatifyoutry The vehicles will drive across all 10 provinces between May and November, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and ...
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Apple Confirms ECG Functionality is Coming to Canada 'as Quickly as Possible'

Friday May 24, 2019 4:34 pm PDT by
Apple today told The Canadian Press that it is aiming to bring ECG functionality to Apple Watch Series 4 devices in Canada "as quickly as possible." The news comes after Health Canada this month approved the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch Series 4, clearing the way for the features to be released in the country. Health Canada classified the Apple Watch ...
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Health Canada Gives Green Light to ECG App on Apple Watch

Tuesday May 21, 2019 5:32 am PDT by
Health Canada has cleared the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch Series 4, suggesting that both features will make their much-anticipated debut in Canada in the near future. As spotted by the blog iPhone in Canada and confirmed by MacRumors, Health Canada issued active licenses for both features on May 16. The regulatory agency classifies the Apple Watch...
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Carrier Protection Plans for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch Now Offer Same Perks as AppleCare+ in Canada

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:17 am PDT by
Canadian residents who purchase third-party protection plans for an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch can now access service and support directly from Apple, with equivalent coverage as AppleCare+ customers, according to an internal document published by Apple today and obtained by MacRumors. If a customer purchases a protection plan for her ‌iPhone‌ from a carrier like Bell or Rogers, for...
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Apple News Expands to Canada in iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4

Thursday January 24, 2019 9:54 am PST by
iOS 12.2 and macOS Mojave 10.14.4, available in a beta capacity for developers as of this morning, expands the availability of Apple News app to Canada for the first time. Canadian iPhone, iPad, and Mac owners can use ‌Apple News‌ in both English and French, with Apple's release notes indicating a bilingual experience is available when following a channel in a second language. Apple says...
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Confirmed: Toronto's Eaton Centre is Finally Getting a New Apple Store

Monday January 14, 2019 10:11 am PST by
The busiest shopping mall in North America for the past several years will finally be getting a brand new Apple Store in the not too distant future. Apple's new store will take over this Abercrombie & Fitch location via Pedro Marques A new building permit for the Eaton Centre shopping mall in Toronto, Canada was applied for three days ago, proposing interior alterations to unit 2105A. The...
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Sources: Apple to Expand Crowded Eaton Centre Store in Toronto, More Evidence of Yonge-Bloor Flagship Emerges [Updated]

Wednesday January 9, 2019 5:46 am PST by
Apple's efforts to modernize its chain of over 500 retail stores around the world may extend to Canada soon. Apple plans to relocate its oft-crowded store at the Eaton Centre shopping mall in Downtown Toronto to a much larger space in the mall that is currently occupied by apparel chain Abercrombie & Fitch, which will also be relocating within the mall as part of the shuffle, according to...
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Apple Now Charging Sales Tax on All iTunes Purchases and Apple Music Subscriptions in Canada

Monday January 7, 2019 2:42 pm PST by
As noted by customers on Reddit and Twitter, and on the blog iPhone in Canada, Apple has begun charging sales tax on the purchases of TV shows, movies, music, and audiobooks in iTunes and Apple Music subscriptions in Canada. The change went into effect January 1, 2019, with GST, HST, PST, and/or QST collected depending on the province or territory. In a statement issued to MacRumors,...
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Apple Working With Health Canada to Bring Apple Watch Series 4's ECG Functionality to Canadian Market

Thursday September 20, 2018 6:21 am PDT by
Apple says it is working with Health Canada to bring the Apple Watch Series 4's all-new ECG functionality to the Canadian market, according to MobileSyrup's Patrick O'Rourke. No timeframe was specified. This likely means that Apple has submitted an application with Health Canada for clearance to sell the Apple Watch Series 4 with the ECG functionality enabled. Health Canada has similar...
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Apple Maps Now Features Indoor Maps at 18 Shopping Malls in Canada

Wednesday August 15, 2018 6:15 am PDT by
Apple Maps has been updated with indoor maps of at least 18 shopping malls in several Canadian cities and suburbs, including Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Dieppe, New Brunswick. Nearly all of the shopping malls are Cadillac Fairview properties, with the sole exception being Square One in Mississauga:Galeries D'Anjou in Montréal Carrefour ...
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HomePod Now Available to Order in Canada, France, and Germany

Monday June 18, 2018 1:33 am PDT by
Nearly five months after the HomePod launched in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, Apple today expanded availability of the Siri-enabled speaker to customers in Canada, France, and Germany. HomePod is available in white and space gray for $449 in Canada and €349 in Germany and France via Apple's online store and the Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad. It's also available at...
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HomePod Can Now Read the News in Canada, France, and Germany, Where the Speaker Launches Monday

Friday June 15, 2018 5:54 am PDT by
Ahead of the HomePod launching in Canada, France, and Germany in three days from now, the speaker has gained the ability to read the news in those countries. Siri can now provide news briefs from a handful of sources in Canada, for example, including CBC, Global TV, CTV, and CNN. To start, say "Hey Siri" and then say something like "read me the news" or "what's the news today?" MacRumors...