Apple Issues Store Credit in Response to iPhone Activation Delays
Apple has sent an email to new iPhone 3GS owners who were unable to activate their new phones immediately. In the email, Apple apologized and blamed the delays on high traffic volumes on its activation servers. Apple has decided to respond to the delay by giving customers a free gift card. Part of the email reads, "On Monday, you'll receive an email from Apple with an iTunes Store credit in the amount of $30. We hope you will enjoy this gift and accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this delay has caused."
Apple Releases Apple Music for Android
Apple today published a beta version of Apple Music in the Google Play Store. The app offers owners of Android handsets Apple's monthly music service.
Apple to Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins
Apple is making it easier to buy new iPhones by expanding the selection of phones it will accept as trade-ins. The new program is called Trade Up With Installments and lets people hand over an old phone when buying a new iPhone.
Apple Offering SIM-Free iPhone 7s Online
Apple has made SIM-free versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus available for sale on its web site. The SIM-free versions differ from the carrier versions only in that they are unlocked and don't carry any obligations to carriers.
More Banks Supporting Apple Pay
MasterCard today announced that 25 of its financial institution partners now support Apple Pay with their credit and/or debit cards. Some of the new banks allowing Apple Pay include Centennial Bank, GTE Financial, KeyBank, Meijer Credit Union, and US Bank.
Apple Offering Credit for Some Android, Windows Phones
Apple has expanded the scope of its Reuse and Recycling Program to include smartphones, tablets, and PCs not made by Apple. Customers can take their old smartphones directly to Apple Stores and receive credit towards new Apple gear for turning them in.
Well... that will cover the price of an iPhone 3G[s] dock...