European Union pushes ahead with investigation into Apple Pay

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European Commission trustbuster Margrethe Vestager has Siri in her sights.
European Commission trustbuster Margrethe Vestager has her sights set on Apple Pay.
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The European Union has warned Apple that regulators’ investigation into Apple Pay is going ahead. In an interview with Bloomberg News, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the Apple Pay case is “quite advanced” and “something that we’re pushing forward.”

Give your wardrobe a spring clean with Apple Pay’s latest offers

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Apple Pay's spring deals are here.
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If you don’t use Apple Pay yet, Apple’s latest set of offers may help convince you to give Cupertino’s mobile payments solution a try. Especially if your wardrobe is in dire need of an upgrade after more than a year of most folks being stuck home.

As part of a “Springtime savings” offer, Apple is offering Apple Pay users discounts at stores ranging from California clothing brand PacSun to sunglasses company Costa Del Mar to sporty apparel company Under Armour.

Earth Day Apple Pay promotion donates funds to conservation charity

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Apple has long celebrated Earth Day.
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Earth Day takes place on April 22 and, as it has for years, Apple has its own tie-in promotions ready to help publicize the annual event dedicated to environmental protection.

From today through Earth Day, Apple will donate $1 to Conservation International — up to a maximum of $1 million — for every Apple Pay transaction via Apple’s website, the Apple Store app, or in physical Apple Stores.

Latest Apple Pay offer grants discounts on groceries and meal boxes

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You've got until next week to take advantage of the offer.
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Apple has teamed up with grocery and meal deal services Instacart, HelloFresh, and Daily Harvest for its latest Apple Pay offer.

Running from now through March 17, users can receive two free months of Instacart Express membership, plus $5 off their first order, along with reductions on HelloFresh, and Daily Harvest. Check out more details below.

¡Olé! Apple Pay finally debuts in México

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Apple Pay heads south of the border, down Mexico way
Citibanamex is one of the banks that now supports Apple Pay in Mexico.
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Add Mexico to the lengthy list of countries where Apple Pay can be used. Support for the iPhone and Apple Watch contactless payment system began Tuesday — which is quite a delay considering Apple Pay began rolling out in 2014.

This is a benefit both to citizens of Mexico and also to the many tourists who visit.

Apple Pay offers Valentine’s Day deals on flowers and jewelry

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Apple Pay can save you money this Valentine’s Day
A 20% discount at BaubleBar with Apple Pay might brighten your Valentine’s Day. And there are more deals.
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Apple makes it easier to give your sweetie shiny baubles, pictures and flowers for Valentine’s Day. (What, no candy?) All that’s necessary is to use Apple Pay at 1-800-Flowers, BaubleBar or Shutterfly for various discounts.

You can trust us: Apple debuts 2 privacy themed ads at CES

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Apple keeps all your Face ID data private.
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CES 2021 bug Apple has launched a couple of eye-catching ads to coincide with the first day of the virtual CES. Both ads focus on Apple’s privacy oriented stance to technologies like Face ID and Apple Pay. This includes carrying out processing on the device and not sharing information with Apple.

The short ads feature some neat Saul Bass-style typographic animation in an effort to make the topic of user privacy and not sharing data compelling and digestible. Check them out below.

Latest Apple Pay offer grants 20% off Grubhub orders

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It's not quite a New Year party, but it's not bad.
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For obvious reasons, New Year’s Eve plans aren’t quite what they normally are in 2020. But thanks to a new Apple Pay offer, at least you can get 20% off a food delivery from Grubhub.

Provided that you pay using Apple’s payment platform, that is.

Apple Pay could be used in 1 of every 10 card transactions by 2025

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Apple Pay has been a massive success for Apple.
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The App Store has been one of the main focuses when it comes to Apple and potential antitrust violations. However, Apple Pay could also be a rising vulnerability for Apple as it defends itself against accusations of monopolistic behavior, the Financial Times notes.

According to the report, citing Loup Ventures analysts, Apple Pay is now used by 507 million people. That’s around half of the people in thee world who own an iPhone. By 2025, Bernstein analysts think it could facilitate one in every 10 credit card transactions worldwide. Of these, Apple gets an estimated 0.15% of each transaction.