Apple Pay is now available to use in Singapore

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Apple Pay is available in a new market.
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Apple Pay has made its debut in Singapore, bringing the total number of countries adopting Apple’s mobile payment service to six — also including the U.S., Canada, China, Australia, and United Kingdom.

As in Australia and Canada, the service is initially available only for American Express customers, although Apple says it looks forward to new banks and card providers joining throughout 2016.

Apple starts construction on its first Singapore retail store

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Apple's Singapore store is coming along nicely.
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Photos have surfaced online showing work underway on Apple’s first retail store in Singapore.

The photos show that Apple is taking its regular security measures by covering the windows in order to keep the work inside a secret, ahead of the grand opening later in 2016.

Apple now hiring for its first Singapore retail store

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The location of Apple's new Singapore retail store.
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Apple’s first brick-and-mortar retail store in Singapore is one step closer, with Cupertino hiring staff to man its next Apple Store expansion.

The company’s website lists 14 job postings for the store, with positions including business manager, business specialist, and Apple Store leader. The retail store itself is expected to open in 2016.