Customers rage after JCPenney drops Apple Pay [Updated]

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JCPenny offered no reason for dropping its support for Apple Pay.
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Struggling retail chain JCPenny has dropped support for Apple Pay according to a message from the company’s Twitter account.

JCPenny, which rolled out Apple Pay to all its stores two years ago, made the announcement in response to a customer’s query and complaints about removing “a very secure form of payment.”

You can now use Apple Pay inside Uber Eats

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Ordering food just got even easier.
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It’s now easier than ever to pay for Uber Eats orders, thanks to the arrival of Apple Pay.

The food delivery service has finally adopted Apple’s mobile payments platform in almost 20 countries. It makes completing a transaction as easy as tapping your finger or scanning your face.

Washington Nationals fans can use Apple Pay to purchase snacks

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They can also order more substantial food from their seats.
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For whatever reason, the worlds of pro baseball and Apple Pay seem to go hand in hand. First it was just using the iPhone’s NFC scanning tech for ticketing.

Now, fans attending Washington Nationals baseball games in the 2019 season can enjoy another perk. By using Apple Pay contactless payments, they can pay for food using a roving payments terminal operated by concessions hawkers. Along with paying for snacks, they can also use an app to place orders for more substantial hot food from their seats.

Apple Pay Cash can’t come from credit cards [Updated]

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You can still send money to friends and family with Apple Pay Cash. You just can’t get the cash from a credit card.
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It is no longer possible to transfer money into an Apple Pay Cash account from a credit card. Transferring funds in via a debit card from another bank is allowed, however.

The service still enables users to make person-to-person payments, but the money cannot come from a credit card.

Apple Pay is about to spread its reach across Europe

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The wait for Apple Pay is almost over for another 7 countries.
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Apple Pay is on its way to seven new markets across Europe.

A number of banks serving Greece, Portugal, and other territories have already confirmed their support for the service. The launch is “coming soon,” but a more specific date hasn’t been announced just yet.

Goldman Sachs eyes new markets for Apple Card

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Apple Card won’t always be exclusive to the U.S.
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Apple Card may be exclusive to the U.S. for now, but Goldman Sachs hints that won’t always be the case.

Apple’s partner says it will be looking at plans to bring Apple Card to other markets in the future. Goldman CEO Richard Gnodde expects the card to take off quickly over the summer.

Watch all of Apple’s new service teasers right here

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Apple has some of the best storytellers in the world working on Apple TV+.
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Apple’s big batch of videos from today’s “It’s show time” keynote are already available online and they pack more star power than anything we’ve ever seen come out of Cupertino.

Today’s event featured a bevy of new services like Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple TV+ and other offerings that will surely translate into big bucks for the iPhone-maker. If you didn’t get a chance to watch today’s keynote, we’ve rounded up all the feature videos so you can catch up on what’s new in one place.

Get ready to be overwhelmed with all the new offerings:

All the services Apple unveiled at its ‘show time’ event

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Today's keynote didn't feature any new hardware.
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Apple’s services business is about to kick things into overdrive in 2019. During the company’s “It’s show time” event at Apple Park this morning the company unveil a slew of new services that cover everything from news to credit cards.

There was something for everyone to get excited about at today’s event that packed more celebrity power than any Apple event ever. Tim Cook finally gave us a look at the original TV shows Apple has been brewing up for years, but there are still a lot of questions surrounding Apple’s new services.

Everyone from Netflix to big banks were put on notice today with Apple’s new services lineup. Only one of the new services are launching today, but there’s still a lot to look forward too.

Apple may launch its own credit card this spring

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Apple could team up with Goldman Sachs for the launch.
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Apple and Goldman Sachs are teaming up to create a joint credit card, according to a new report. The card may offer savings to Apple customers, in addition to making it easier for them to keep tabs on spending.

The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple be using the MasterCard payment network for its endeavor. It is rumored to be rolling out as soon as this spring.