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Apple products get double the space in Target stores


Target trolleys in store
Shopping for Apple gear in some Target stores across the U.S. will soon be an easier process.
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Many Target stores will become better places to buy Macs, iPhones and other Apple products. In a deal announced Thursday, there’ll be twice as much space dedicated to the devices in these locations, and Target employees will get additional training on using them.

Target employees leak inventory listings for new AirPods, Apple TV, iPod touch and more


Target inventory photos
Are these soon-to-be-released Apple products, supposedly uncovered by Target employees?
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Unnamed Target retail store employees are sharing details of what some believe are soon-to-be-released Apple updates using purported images of product listings from the companies retail inventory system.

The supposed new products include Apple AirPods X Generation, a 10.5-inch iPad, a new generation Apple TV, a new iPod touch and a series of new Apple Watch bands. 

Best Buy and Target bust out killer iPad deals for Green Monday


2019 iPad with Smart Keyboard
It's a great day to scoop up the new iPad.
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If you’re still looking to get a new iPad this holiday season, Target and Best Buy have some amazing deals today for the made-up holiday buying day called ‘Green Monday’.

Target’s deal is especially appealing if you’re looking for a regular 10.2-inch iPad. The store is currently offering two configurations at more than 20% off.

Target recalls 90,000 Lightning cables that cause burns


Target Lightning recall
Stop using these cables immediately.
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Target is recalling around 90,000 Lightning cables over concerns they could cause fires or electric shocks.

The “heyday” branded cables, which feature a nylon braided cable and metal connectors, “can become electrically charged,” according to a recall notice.

Target has so far received 14 reports of the cables “smoking, sparking or igniting.”

Target stores now accept Apple Pay in the U.S.


Target trolleys in store
Apple Pay is now available with one of the top U.S. retailers.
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Target has started rolling out Apple Pay support at all its stores across the United States. The stores’ upgraded NFC-enabled payment terminals mean that the retail giant now accepts Apple’s mobile payment solution, along with Google Pay, Samsung Pay and contactless credit and debit cards.

It’s certainly big news for any retailer with 1,821 stores to hop on the Apple Pay bandwagon. But this is especially significant since Target was previously a notable holdout to this technology.

Apple Pay expands its reach to Target, Taco Bell, other top retailers


Apple Pay adoption
Target stores are now accepting Apple Pay.
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Apple Pay is now rolling out in Target stores throughout the United States, and will soon be available at Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, and other top retail locations.

The expansion means that 74 of the top 100 merchants and 65 percent of all retail locations in the U.S. now offer support for Apple’s mobile payment platform.

Target’s Apple Pay freeze-out may be thawing


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One Target store is reportedly now accepting Apple Pay.
Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr CC

The days of Apple Pay not being accepted at Target could be coming to an end. According to a number of users on Twitter, the Target store in San Francisco is currently accepting Apple Pay purchases.

While this has yet to be rolled out to Target’s other 1,821 stores, this suggests the company may be changing its stance on Apple’s mobile payment service.