Top iOS news of the week: Apple Pay fraud, enterprise apps, tops in China

This week in iOS were reports of Apple Pay fraud, that iPhone is the top phone in China, and the Apple/IBM alliance released three new apps for the enterprise.

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Apple, IBM alliance releases 3 more enterprise apps

The alliance designed to bring iOS into the enterprise released three more apps to join the 11 already on the market. IBM and Apple partnered last year with the goal of bringing more iPads and iPhones to the enterprise, vertical markets in particular.

The new apps include one aimed at airlines and another for retail operations.

Source: Electronista

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Banks' verification weakness leads to Apple Pay fraud

Apple Pay is growing and along with that comes fraudulent activity. An analyst reports that as much as 6 percent of Apple Pay transactions are fraudulent.

The high fraud rate is not due to Apple Pay being easy to hack, rather it has to do with the account verification system used by some banks. The fraud is thought to be organized by gangs that can scale fraudulent activity quickly before being shut down.

Source: Yahoo Finance

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iPhone top phone in China

Apple's latest iPhones have topped sales in China, as 25.4 percent of phones purchased last quarter were iPhones. The iPhone sold more than Xiaomi, a big presence in China. While Android has a large market share in the country, it dropped over the same quarter.

According to Apple the Greater China region, in which the company includes Taiwan and Hong Kong, accounted for $16 billion in the first quarter of 2015.

Source: ZDNet

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Judge doubts Apple in Samsung patent infringement

A US Court of Appeals, in response to a request from Apple for an injunction against Samsung's handsets, was told by the judge that she doubts the infringement causes Apple irreparable harm.

Judge Kimberly Moore explained that since Apple licenses these patents "to everyone", Samsung's infringement couldn't cause irreparable harm. The appeal for an injunction followed the court ruling last year that Samsung had infringed on a number of Apple's patents.

Source: Appleinsider

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