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Topic # 248434 26-Mar-2019 13:17
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Hello all,

 

I watched some of the Apple presentation this morning (although I don't have a lot of Apple devices in the house) and was somewhat surprised to see there was no discussion on GZ that I could find about it.

 

Thoughts? I was very surprised there was no pricing for TV+.

 

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  Reply # 2205096 26-Mar-2019 13:39
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Sadly it sounds like a lot of the new stuff won’t be available in New Zealand.

I’ve also noticed that they removed the Apple created Tv content (planet of the apps, carpool karaoke, artist concerts etc) from the Apple Music app. Obviously to move it over to the proper Tv app (which isn’t available in NZ).

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  Reply # 2205100 26-Mar-2019 13:49
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GSManiac: Sadly it sounds like a lot of the new stuff won’t be available in New Zealand.

I’ve also noticed that they removed the Apple created Tv content (planet of the apps, carpool karaoke, artist concerts etc) from the Apple Music app. Obviously to move it over to the proper Tv app (which isn’t available in NZ).

 

Interesting move, i wonder if that will make it hard to offer an app created in for nz viewers..... Thanks apple! (not an official statement but an outsiders question)





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  Reply # 2205105 26-Mar-2019 14:02
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Apple News+ coming to Australia and the UK later in the year, right now it’s only in the USA and Canada anyway so it could be a while before we get it (if at all).

Apple TV+ coming to 100+ countries so I’d be surprised if we weren’t part of that. They had some pretty big names on stage today, it’ll be interesting to see how it looks once it gets underway.

I’d also be surprised if we didn’t get the new Apple TV app which is also coming to 100+ countries.




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  Reply # 2205118 26-Mar-2019 14:30
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Wonder if we will get the apple card here ??





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  Reply # 2205119 26-Mar-2019 14:33
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Oh I’m sure Nz will get the TV+ access to Apple Original content but highly unlikely we will get the same content as the USA in terms of access to Hulu, HBO, Starz etc through the TV app.

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  Reply # 2205120 26-Mar-2019 14:35
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Next to zero chance NZ will get Apple Card or For that matter Apple Cash.
The card looks stunning though. Would love it if we did.

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  Reply # 2205121 26-Mar-2019 14:36
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JaseNZ:

 

Wonder if we will get the apple card here ??

 

 

Dunno,

 

But. with the growing number of small businesses that I have found plastering "No paywave" across the top of their EFTPOS machines, not having a physical card as a backup could find you caught out....


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  Reply # 2205122 26-Mar-2019 14:38
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wellygary:

 

JaseNZ:

 

Wonder if we will get the apple card here ??

 

 

Dunno,

 

But. with the growing number of small businesses that I have found plastering "No paywave" across the top of their EFTPOS machines, not having a physical card as a backup could find you caught out....

 

 

Must admit have been caught out a few times myself, I am used to using my watch or phone for most payments now and have had to do a dash to the card for a real card lol.





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  Reply # 2205123 26-Mar-2019 14:42
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Would love to know the % of NZ stores that accept Paywave. Apple said the figure in Australia is 99%. Id say we are well behind.

I guess that’s why Apple card also has a physical card for stores that don’t accept paywave. .

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  Reply # 2205129 26-Mar-2019 14:51
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GSManiac: Would love to know the % of NZ stores that accept Paywave. Apple said the figure in Australia is 99%. Id say we are well behind.

I guess that’s why Apple card also has a physical card for stores that don’t accept paywave. .

 

I've noticed a lot of small businesses don't have Paywave, when I ask about it the general consensus is the banks charge them too much for using Paywave. 


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  Reply # 2205131 26-Mar-2019 15:03
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Dial111:

 

GSManiac: Would love to know the % of NZ stores that accept Paywave. Apple said the figure in Australia is 99%. Id say we are well behind.

I guess that’s why Apple card also has a physical card for stores that don’t accept paywave. .

 

I've noticed a lot of small businesses don't have Paywave, when I ask about it the general consensus is the banks charge them too much for using Paywave. 

 

 

Yip, pretty much

 

"An iconic Wellington ice cream brand has stopped offering Paywave after being hit with $20,000 in fees in just over a year"

 

"Retail NZ does an annual payments survey, which has previously shown that New Zealand merchants pay substantially more for credit and contactless debit transactions than merchants in Australia and the UK.

 

"Visa and Mastercard made some reductions to maximum interchange rates in April last year."

 

Retail NZ is currently doing research to figure out the impact of this on the market.

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12210087

 

 


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  Reply # 2205136 26-Mar-2019 15:24
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I wonder if these fees are next to non existent in Australia hence the high adoption rate.

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  Reply # 2205137 26-Mar-2019 15:24
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I wonder if these fees are next to non existent in Australia hence the high adoption rate.



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  Reply # 2205142 26-Mar-2019 15:32
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New thread about low Paywave uptake here:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=248437





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  Reply # 2205144 26-Mar-2019 15:39
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I don't know if this is 100% correct, as I watched it on a youtubers summary of the event.  But what I thought was interesting, is that if you use the apple card via apple pay to buy an apple product in the apple store, you get a 3% instant cashback onto the card.That appears to be like an instant discount. but if you use the apple physical card you only get a 1% discount.  Yet if you pay by cash you don't get any discount. Wish we had that here, so we can get a 3% discount if we buy off the apple store.


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