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Apple Pledges Substantial Donation With Medical Supplies to Italy's First Responders and Medical Personnel

Thursday March 19, 2020 9:58 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced on Twitter that Apple is making a substantial donation that includes medical supplies to Protezione Civile in Italy, with the funds set to help first responders, medical personnel, and volunteers working to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Apple last week said that it has made multiple donations to the global COVID-19 response to help...

Apple Closes All Retail Stores in Italy Due to Coronavirus [Updated]

Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:15 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple is closing all of its retail stores in Italy as the coronavirus outbreak in the country continues to spread, with the stores set to be shuttered as of March 12. Apple's website for Italian stores says that due to precautionary health measures currently in force, retail locations will remain closed until a later date. Italian customers are instructed to get online support for their...

'Today at Apple' Sessions Suspended in Italy Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Friday March 6, 2020 7:09 am PST by Joe Rossignol
"Today at Apple" sessions have been suspended at all Apple Stores in Italy through at least March 19, as noted by setteBIT and iMore, presumably as a precautionary measure due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Italy has been hit particularly bad by the coronavirus outbreak, with nearly 4,000 infections reported in the country, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins...

Apple Temporarily Closes Some Retail Stores in Italy Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:58 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple will temporarily close one of its retail stores in Italy as the government grapples with the spread of COVID-19 in the country, which has experienced the worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe so far. Image via SetteBIT Apple Oriocenter in the province of Bergamo will be closed on March 7 and 8, according to Apple's regional website, on orders from the Italian government. The...

Apple Forced to Add Notice About iPhone Slowdown Saga on Italian Homepage

Monday February 11, 2019 5:45 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Last year, the Italian Competition Authority hit Apple with a 10 million euro fine over "dishonest commercial practices" related to an iPhone performance management system it introduced in iOS 10.2.1 without informing customers. The antitrust watchdog said the update was a form of planned obsolescence. As a result of the investigation, Apple has been forced to add a consumer protection...

Italy Fining Apple 10M Euros for 'Dishonest Commercial Practices' Related to iPhone Throttling

Wednesday October 24, 2018 5:22 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Nearly one year after reports began circling about Apple's throttling of older iPhones with degraded batteries, Italy's antitrust authority is now fining Apple 10 million euros (about $11.5 million USD) for "planned obsolescence" of its smartphones (via The Korea Herald). The fine on Apple follows Italy's investigation into iPhone battery slowdowns that began back in January, and the Italian...

Apple Pay Cash Likely to Launch in Europe Imminently

Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:52 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
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...

Apple Previews New Piazza Liberty Store, Opening Thursday in Milan

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:34 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple today premiered this week's opening of Apple Piazza Liberty in the center of Milan, Italy. Set to open its doors on Thursday, the retail location features a dramatic glass fountain that serves as the entrance to the store and a backdrop to the large outdoor amphitheater. The piazza, clad in Beola Grigia, a stone used throughout Milan, will be open to the public 24 hours a day and will...

Apple Maps Now Supports Transit in Estonia and Rome, Italy

Monday June 25, 2018 1:37 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple Maps now includes transit information for Estonia and the city of Rome, Italy, enabling users in the areas to navigate with public transportation. In Rome, transit data covers the city's public metro lines, buses, and tram routes, as well as the local Trenitalia network which includes the Leonardo Express that connects Roma Termini station and Roma Fiumicino airport in Lazio....

Investigations into Apple's iPhone Battery Slowdowns Spread to Italy and South Korea

Friday January 19, 2018 1:27 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Italy and South Korea on Thursday joined a growing list of countries in which class-action lawsuits and government investigations into Apple's iPhone battery slowdowns are underway. Italy's antitrust body revealed it had opened a probe into allegations that Apple used iOS updates to slow older smartphones and push clients into buying new models (via Reuters). The Italian watchdog said Apple...

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

Thursday December 21, 2017 1:41 am PST by Tim Hardwick
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 Expanding to AIB in Ireland, CaixaBank in Spain, and Other Banks in UK, France, and Italy

Tuesday July 18, 2017 8:29 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple 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 av...

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

Thursday July 6, 2017 6:44 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple 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 ...

Proposed Law Against Apple's 'Walled Garden' Software Approach Sparks Fears of iPhone Ban in Italy

Friday June 23, 2017 8:27 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera [Google Translate] published a headline today that translates to "the bill that could ban the iPhone in Italy." The bill in question, Senate Act 2484, is aimed at ensuring Italians have open access to software, content, and services. The portion of the bill potentially relevant to Apple essentially says that users should have the right to download any...

Former Starbucks Worker Says Attending Apple's Developer Academy Was 'Opportunity of My Life'

Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:00 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple's first iOS Developer Academy opened in Naples, Italy last October, providing 200 students with practical skills and experience to help turn their app ideas into reality and bring them to market on the App Store. One of those students is a young Neapolitan man named Lucio, who left Naples for the United Kingdom to find a technology job, but was enticed to return to the city upon...

Apple Pay May Launch in Italy as Soon as Tomorrow

Tuesday May 16, 2017 5:38 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple Pay could arrive in Italy as soon as tomorrow, according to Italian tech blog MacPost.it. The imminent launch of Apple's mobile payment system in Italy has been rumored for several weeks now, but the website claims to have spoken to three different sources from the retail and banking sector who independently confirmed that Apple Pay is set to go live on Wednesday throughout the country. ...

Apple Says New Piazza Liberty Store in Milan, Italy With Waterfall Entrance is Coming Soon

Monday May 15, 2017 5:50 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple today announced that it will soon open a new retail store at Piazza Liberty, or Liberty Square, in Milan, Italy. As revealed in city planning documents earlier this year, the store will be located entirely below the outdoor amphitheater. The sales floor will be accessible by walking down a staircase situated between two waterfalls that form part of the larger fountain. There will also...

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

Friday May 12, 2017 8:26 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
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 Adds Apple Pay Details to Italian Website Ahead of Launch

Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:59 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple has updated its Italian website with an Apple Pay page, confirming its introduction in the country is close at hand. Last month, Apple added complete translations of Apple Pay support documents to its Italian and German regional websites, indicating the launch of the mobile payment system in those countries is just a matter of time. Today, for Italy at least, that launch appears one ...

Apple Expands Carrier Billing to Italy, Singapore, and Austria

Wednesday March 1, 2017 6:19 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple has enabled carrier billing in Austria for Drei customers, Italy for Three customers, and Singapore for M1 Limited customers, expanding upon the feature's existing availability among select carriers in Belgium, Germany, Japan, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The payment method enables customers to pay for iTunes content, App Store apps,...