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Apple Pulls Emirati Chat App 'ToTok' From App Store for Allegedly Spying on Users

Monday December 23, 2019 1:31 am PST by
Apple has removed messaging app "ToTok" from the App Store after an investigation by the New York Times concluded that the app was actually a spying tool being used by the United Arab Emirates government to mass surveil its citizens. According to the report, which cites U.S. officials familiar with a classified intelligence assessment, the app was being used to mine data from users' contact...

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Models Available to Pre-Order in Four New Countries From June 8

Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:06 am PDT by
Apple has announced through its regional websites that Apple Watch Series 3 LTE models will be available to pre-order in Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates on Friday, June 8. Brazilian customers hoping to pick up and Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE can expect to pay 3,119 reais (about $826) for the 38mm model and 3449 for the 42mm model. Claro will be the sole network...

Apple Pay Coming Soon to Dubai's Largest Bank in Middle East

Friday September 15, 2017 6:49 am PDT by
Apple has updated its website to indicate that Emirates NBD, the largest bank in Dubai, will soon offer Apple Pay. Emirates NBD has confirmed Apple Pay is coming soon in a recent email to customers, including MacRumors reader Hafez. ‏ @MacRumors Apple Pay is coming to Dubai pic.twitter.com/IsfjXCUP74— Hafez (@hafezberg) September 15, 2017 Last month, Apple announced that Apple Pay will exp...

LightwaveRF Unveils New HomeKit-Enabled Accessories With UK Compatibility

Monday August 14, 2017 4:53 am PDT by
U.K. smart home solutions provider LightwaveRF announced on Monday that its forthcoming product range, which includes a light dimmer and smart socket, will be fully compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform. On October 3, LightwaveRF will launch its new Generation 2 Link Plus smart hub, Smart Dimmers, Smart Sockets, and a Smart Radiator Valve. The Link Plus connects to a Wi-Fi router and...

iOS 9 Now Supports Spotlight Suggestions in 7 More Countries

Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:47 am PDT by
Apple this month has expanded Spotlight Suggestions to seven additional regions for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 9 or later. The localized feature is now supported in Hong Kong, India, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. Spotlight Suggestions, such as popular contacts, frequently opened apps, nearby amenities, and local...

Apple's First Retail Stores in Middle East Open October 29

Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:46 pm PDT by
Apple has announced that its first two retail stores in the Middle East will open in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the two most populous cities in the United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, October 29. The nearest Apple Stores to the UAE are currently located several hours away in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey. The new Apple Store in Dubai will be located at the Mall of the Emirates, and will...

Apple Watch Launches in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates on October 22

Thursday October 8, 2015 5:35 am PDT by
Apple has updated its regional websites for Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to announce the Apple Watch will be available on October 22. Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates will be part of the eighth Apple Watch launch wave. Apple Watch expands to Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg and Poland tomorrow and to Brazil and Columbia on October 16. April 24: Australia, Canada, China, ...