Over 250,00 locations - from Nando's to Waitrose - will accept Apple Pay payments when the service rolls out in the UK.
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Deals with the Irish government gave the iPhone maker an unfair advantage, according to the European Commission.
Apple has chosen the Geneva Motor Show to launch CarPlay, an in-car system for iOS users.
UK consumers will get a slightly better deal than their continental counterparts when the two Apple devices go on sale next week.
Apple has reportedly stepped up recruitment for a wrist-mounted device, but there's no word yet on whether the project has got the green light.
Would-be attendees of Apple's WWDC are being offered Tech Talks closer to home and some online video as an alternative to the annual developer shindig.
Apple has agreed to license the design of a station clock owned by the Swiss Federal Railways after a distinctly similar timepiece appeared in Apple's iOS.
Three Apple stores in the French capital were rumoured to be going on strike on Friday, the day of the new iPhone's release. However, all three have confirmed they'll remain open and there will be no industrial action.
The European Commission has put measures proposed by Apple and four publishers to alleviate concerns over anti-competitive behaviour in the e-book market up for public discussion.
New and would-be iPad and iPhone buyers in the UK, Germany, Spain and Brazil can now get online tech support, before and after they've handed over their money.