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USAA Integrates with Apple Pay for New Mobile Payments Method
Sep 15 14
USAA announced its integration with Apple Pay, to make mobile payments securely using iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. USAA members will have an incredibly intuitive and secure way to make purchases once they add their USAA credit and debit cards to Apple Pay, and after it becomes available later this fall.
U.S. Cellular to Offer iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus on September 19
Sep 12 14
U.S. Cellular announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on September 19 in U.S. Cellular stores and online. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for $0 down using U.S. Cellular's equipment installment option. In addition to the installment option, iPhone 6 will be available for $199.99 for the 16 GB model and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for $299.99 for the 16 GB model. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 now at uscellular.com. U.S. Cellular will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers to connect to a fast 4G LTE network that delivers ultra-fast data speeds in cities, towns and rural communities, ensuring you'll get the most out of device. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models are better in every way and include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras; ultrafast wireless technologies; and Apple Pay, an easier way to simply and securely make payments with just the touch of a finger. The new iPhones include iOS 8, the latest version of the world's most advanced mobile operating system, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple's QuickType keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving a clear overview of health and fitness data and iCloud Drive, so can store files and access them from anywhere. Purchase of a new subsidized smartphone requires two-year contract. New Equipment Installment Contract, Shared Connect Plan and credit approval required. Financing terms are zero down, zero APR; 24 monthly payments. 4G LTE not available in all areas. See uscellular.com/4G for detailed coverage info. 4G LTE service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. See uscellular.com for details. Apple Pay will be available to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers in the US as a free update to iOS 8 this October.
Apple Denies Interest To Purchase Path
Sep 12 14
Tim Cook, Apple's Chief Executive Officer said, "We have no plans to be in the social-networking area." Apple could always choose to buy Path, Inc. just to acquire its staff. Apple could also change its mind, or Tim Cook could be telling a slight fib.
LG Uplus Corp. Sells Apple Inc.'s iPhones in South Korea
Sep 10 14
LG Uplus Corp. will sell Apple Inc.'s latest iPhones in South Korea along with SK Telecom Co. and KT Corp. marking the first time for LG Uplus to distribute Apple products. Apple released the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, which are 6.9 mm and 7.1 mm thin, respectively. While the devices are set to be available starting September 19, the launch schedule for the South Korean market has yet to be unveiled.SK and KT, on the other hand, used the third-generation Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (3G UMTS) to support previous iPhones. LG only focused on the VoLTE in hopes that Apple's new product would support the latest network.
Capital One Financial Corporation Announces Working with Apple's New Payment Service, Apple Pay
Sep 9 14
Capital One Financial Corporation announced that it is working with Apple's new payment service, Apple Pay, available on the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch beginning in October 2014. With Apple Pay, Capital One customers will be able to use their credit or debit cards directly from their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch to pay for purchases at many of their favorite stores. To pay, customers just need to hold their iPhone 6 near the contactless reader with their finger on Touch ID and payment is made. In addition, Apple Pay will also allow users to pay for a variety of online purchases in apps. Apple Pay will be available in the U.S. in October 2014 as a free update to iOS 8. Apple Pay works in stores with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, and allows customers to pay for goods and services using merchant apps which are compatible with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.