iOS 13.4 could roll out to everyone on March 17 with Alipay support

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A big deal for iPhone owners in China.
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Apple’s newest iOS 13.4 update could roll out to everyone on Tuesday, March 17, according to leaked Alipay marketing materials. It should be accompanied by iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and macOS 10.15.4.

The iPhone update, which is currently in beta testing, is expected to bring Alipay support to Apple Wallet for the first time. That would make this release a pretty big deal for iPhone owners in China.

Apple Pay Express Transit hits London

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Paying for your journeys just got a lot faster.
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Apple Pay Express Transit is now available across all Transport for London services — including the Underground, buses, and trams.

Commuters can use the feature with iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for rides faster than before. It does not require transactions to be authorized with a face or fingerprint, so the whole process takes seconds.

Apple Card gets $999 accessory you didn’t know it needed

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Your Apple Card deserves a classy wallet.
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Exorbitantly priced Apple accessories are all the rage this summer thanks to the new Pro Stand, so why not grab one more stupid expensive add-on for your Apple Card?

Singapore-based luxury brand GRAY unveiled its newest range of minimalist card wallets this week. Like the Apple Card, it’s made of titanium and has a beautiful minimalist design. And like the Pro Stand, it will set you back a cool grand.

Take a closer look:

Banking app Revolut adds Apple Pay support

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Start spending with Apple Pay today.
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Online banking service Revolut has finally added Apple Pay support in a number of European countries.

Its latest update lets you add your Revolut card to the Wallet app and pay for your purchases using an Apple Watch or iPhone.

Apple Card’s colorful packaging revealed ahead of launch

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Here’s how Apple Card will be presented to consumers.
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New photos reveal how Apple Card will be presented to consumers when it starts reaching early adopters this summer.

It’s the first time we’ve seen the titanium Card’s fancy packaging since it was announced back in March. It is said to be in beta testing with Apple employees ahead of its launch.

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.