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Apple Pay Cash Likely to Launch in Europe Imminently

Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:52 am PDT by
Apple Pay Cash, Apple's mobile peer-to-peer payments service, could be available sooner rather than later in some European markets. French tech blog iPhon.fr reports today that an iPhone user in France discovered screens on his new Apple Watch and iPhone XS Max overnight inviting him to set up Apple Pay Cash using a credit card issued by a French bank. Similar reports are also coming in from...

Germany Says 'No Decision Made Yet' Regarding Taxation of Digital Service Companies Including Apple

Wednesday September 5, 2018 5:36 am PDT by
Germany today denied a report that claimed the finance ministry had given up on plans to introduce more taxes on certain "internet giants," like Apple, Amazon, and Google. The taxes are related to a new proposal from the European Commission, which aims to make companies with "significant digital revenues" in Europe pay a three percent tax on such services in the EU (via Reuters). While...

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...

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...

HomePod Now Supports French, German, and Canadian English, While Canadian French Coming Later This Year

Tuesday May 29, 2018 2:42 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that the HomePod will be available in Canada, France, and Germany beginning June 18, but ahead of then, the speaker has gained support for languages and dialects spoken in each country. Today's new 11.4 software update for HomePod enables Siri to speak in French, German, and Canadian English in any region, including the United States. Apple says Canadian French will be ...

HomePod Launching in Canada, France, and Germany on June 18

Tuesday May 29, 2018 7:29 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its HomePod smart speaker will be available in Canada, Germany, and France beginning Monday, June 18. HomePod will be available to order in white and space gray through Apple's online store, retail stores, and the Apple Store app on iPhone and iPad, or at select authorized resellers like Best Buy where available. The speaker will be priced at $449 in Canada and ...

HomePod Costs £319 in UK and $499 in Australia, Launches in France and Germany in Spring 2018

Tuesday January 23, 2018 5:19 am PST by
In addition to the HomePod launching February 9 in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, Apple has also revealed that its Siri-enabled speaker will launch in France and Germany at some point "this spring," suggesting a release date between March and June at the absolute latest in those countries. France and Germany will be the first HomePod launch countries where English...

Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 27-inch iMac Models in Europe

Thursday December 21, 2017 1:41 am PST by
Apple quietly updated several of its European online stores for refurbished products over the last couple of days, and has added its latest 27-inch 5K iMac models to the discounted listings for the first time. The iMacs were first released in June of 2017 and feature Kaby Lake processors, faster SSDs, and AMD discrete graphics. Online stores in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain have...

Apple Pay Could Launch in Germany as Early as Next Month

Friday August 11, 2017 7:12 am PDT by
Hints about when Apple Pay is coming to Germany have been few and far between over the last year, with negotiations between Apple and German banks allegedly stalling due to conflicting views over fees and controls. The last rumor came back in May and suggested that Apple Pay would launch in the country in the fall or winter, but today one MacRumors reader provided us with another potential...

France and Germany Prepare Crackdown on Tax Loopholes With Tech Companies Like Apple in Sights

Monday August 7, 2017 7:14 am PDT by
France and Germany are looking to stop tech companies like Apple from exploiting tax loopholes in their respective countries. The loopholes are said to have allowed Apple to "minimize taxes and grab market share" at the expense of Europe-based companies. France will draft and propose a list of "simpler rules" that will be aimed at creating a "real taxation" law for non-European companies,...

Pay-to-View 'Amazon Channels' Come to Prime Members in the U.K. and Germany

Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:59 am PDT by
Amazon expanded its selection of pay-to-view television channels to the United Kingdom and Germany markets today. The announcement means users of Prime Video in those countries will be able to subscribe to popular channels individually, rather than having to pay for bundles of channels. Previously, Amazon's on-demand Prime Video subscription service only offered movies and TV shows in the...

Apple Pay Negotiations Still Ongoing in Germany as Hints of Pending Italian Launch Increase

Friday May 12, 2017 8:26 am PDT by
Apple is "working rapidly" to expand Apple Pay to additional countries in Asia and Europe, and there's increasing evidence and reports that suggest the service may launch in Italy and Germany in the near future. Apple recently updated its Apple Pay participating banks and card issuers in Asia-Pacific support document with a new image of Europe that has Italy highlighted. The change isn't...

Apple Adding Finishing Touches to Long-Rumored Store in Cologne, Germany

Tuesday January 31, 2017 5:01 am PST by
For a few years now, rumors have suggested Apple will be opening its second retail store in Cologne, Germany. The store is expected to be located on Schildergasse, a major shopping street in the city's core that sees some 13,000 people pass through every hour, making it the busiest shopping street in Europe. In April 2015, German website Macerkopf shared images of a building with blacked out ...

Apple Reportedly Tried to Buy Stuttgart's Wartime Bunkers to Convert into an Iconic Retail Store

Tuesday December 20, 2016 3:09 am PST by
Apple has reportedly offered a three-digit million amount to acquire an underground bunker in Stuttgart that it wanted to convert into a retail outlet similar to its iconic New York 5th Avenue Store. The city of Stuttgart is still without an Apple Store, with the nearest one in Sindelfingen about 12 miles away. Apple has reportedly been searching for a suitable retail home in the city for some ...

Apple's Website Hints at Apple Pay Coming to Germany

Friday October 21, 2016 6:00 am PDT by
Last week, a number of German blogs noticed Germany highlighted on an Apple Pay availability map within a support document about participating banks in Europe. Germany has since been removed from the map, but the mixup suggests Apple Pay could launch in its fifth European country soon. Germany highlighted on Apple Pay availability map (since removed) Reddit user Alisamix has since discovered...

Apple Maps Gains 30 New Flyover Locations Around the World

Thursday July 7, 2016 11:07 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its iOS feature availability page with 30 new Flyover locations around the world, including cities in the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Flyover is an Apple Maps feature that provides photo-realistic 3D views of primarily large cities and landmarks. In satellite view, users can zoom, pan, and rotate to get a closer look at...

Apple Announces 2016 Summer Camps for Kids at Retail Stores

Tuesday June 21, 2016 6:31 am PDT by
Apple has opened registration in the U.S. and a number of other countries (links below) for its annual Apple Summer Camp, where kids aged 8 to 12 can attend a company retail store and learn how to create interactive books and movies using Apple products and software, ranging from iBooks Author on Mac to iMovie on iPad. Apple's summer workshops will be hosted between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m....

Apple Raises iPhone and iPad Prices in Germany to Reflect Copyright Fees

Friday January 1, 2016 6:58 pm PST by
Apple has slightly raised iPhone and iPad prices in Germany on January 1, likely to comply with new private copying levies agreed to by German trade association Bitkom and ZPÜ collecting societies such as GEMA in December 2015. iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 5s prices increased by around 5 euros for each model, while iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 2 and iPad Pro models each ...

Apple Expands Personal Pickup to Six More European Countries

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:49 am PST by
Apple today expanded its Personal Pickup in-store pickup service to France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. The launch of Personal Pickup in Germany was first noted by Macerkopf, and MacRumors subsequently confirmed the wider European expansion of the service. Personal Pickup allows customers to place an order on the Apple Online Store or Apple Store app and pick it up at a...

Apple Adds Carrier Billing to iTunes, Starting With O2 in Germany

Tuesday October 27, 2015 6:35 am PDT by
For the first time since the iTunes Store launched in 2003, Apple has added a way for customers to pay for purchases without using a credit, debit or iTunes gift card. Starting with German carrier O2, customers can now link a phone number to their iTunes account and use carrier billing for purchases, per TechCrunch. Apple's new mobile phone bill option for iTunes accounts (Image: Carsten ...