‘Apple Pay Later’ Now Being Tested by Apple Store Employees Ahead of Launch
Apple made a beta version of its upcoming “Apple Pay Later” feature available to the company’s more than 80,000 retail employees in the U.S. this week for testing, according to a report today from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman.
Announced at WWDC 2022 last June, Apple Pay Later is a “buy now, pay later” financing option that will let qualifying customers in the U.S. split a purchase made with Apple Pay into four equal payments over six weeks, with no interest or fees to pay. The feature will be built into Apple’s Wallet app on the iPhone and iPad.
Apple Pay Later was already in testing with Apple’s corporate employees, the report states.
Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC that Apple Pay Later would be launching “soon.” Gurman previously claimed that the feature could be made available to the public with iOS 16.4, which will likely enter beta testing by next week. Apple’s website indicates that Apple Pay Later may not be available in all U.S. states at launch.
In 2019, the Apple Card was similarly made available to Apple’s retail employees for testing, around two months before the credit card launched.
The report indicates that Apple has also been developing a separate financing feature called “Apple Pay Monthly Installments” in partnership with Goldman Sachs. This service would allow customers to split up the cost of larger transactions over several months, with interest applied. Apple has yet to publicly announce this feature.
iOS 16.3 Now Available for Your iPhone With These 4 New Features
Apple released iOS 16.3 in late January following nearly six weeks of beta testing. The software update is available for the iPhone 8 and newer, and while it is a relatively minor update, it still includes a handful of new features, changes, and bug fixes.
Below, we’ve recapped new features in iOS 16.3, including support for physical security keys as a two-factor authentication option for…
Gurman: Apple Considering New High-End iPhone Alongside Pro and Pro Max
Apple has discussed selling a new top-of-the-line iPhone alongside the Pro and Pro Max models in 2024 at the earliest, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Based on this timeframe, the device would be part of the iPhone 16 lineup or later.
In a September 2022 edition of his weekly “Power On” newsletter, Gurman said there was “potential” for an iPhone 15 Ultra to replace the iPhone 15 Pro…
Deals: M1 iPad Air Hits Record-Low Prices at TigerDirect, Starting at $313.99 (48% Off) [Updated]
Online retailer TigerDirect has slashed pricing on the M1 iPad Air in several colors, offering the base 64GB configuration for just $313.99 in Purple and Pink.
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That’s a savings of 48% compared to Apple’s normal $599.00…
Apple May Not Launch Updated Mac Studio With M2 Ultra Chip Due to Similarity With Upcoming Mac Pro
A new version of the Mac Studio with the “M2 Ultra” chip is unlikely to arrive in the near future, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman explained that since the upcoming Apple silicon Mac Pro is “very similar in functionality to the Mac Studio,” Apple may wait until the release of M3- or M4-series chips to update the machine, or…
Apple Releases tvOS 16.3.1 and HomePod 16.3.1 Software Updates
Apple today released new tvOS 16.3.1 and HomePod 16.3.1 software updates, with the software coming two weeks after the tvOS 16.3 and HomePod 16.3 updates were released.
According to Apple’s release notes for HomePod software 16.3.1, the update includes general performance and stability improvements. Notes for tvOS 16.3.1 are unavailable as of yet, but are probably similar to the HomePod…
iPhone 15 Pro ‘Buttonless Design’ Rumors: Everything We Know
The iPhone 15 Pro models will feature a “buttonless design” thanks to additional Taptic Engines, according to multiple corroborated reports, so what do we know about the change so far?
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was first to report that the volume and power buttons on this year’s two high-end iPhone models will adopt a solid-state design, similar to the iPhone 7’s home button, replacing a…
‘iPhone Ultra’ Concept Envisions Apple’s Rumored Future Top-Tier Smartphone
Apple has reportedly considered releasing a new top-of-the-line iPhone alongside future Pro and Pro Max models, tentatively referred to as “iPhone Ultra,” and one designer has taken it upon himself to envision what such a device could potentially look like.
German industrial designer Jonas Daehnert came up with this impressive-looking concept (pictured) by marrying design elements of the…
Google Working on Browser for iOS That Would Break Apple’s App Store Rules
Google’s Chromium developers are working on an experimental web browser for iOS that would break Apple’s browser engine restrictions, The Register reports.
The experimental browser, which is being actively pursued by developers, uses Google’s Blink engine. Yet if Google attempted to release it on the App Store, it would not pass Apple’s App Review process.
Apple’s App Store rules dictate…