Apple Pencil features like turning your handwriting into typed text and interactive links with data detectors are now available more broadly with support for five new languages.
Apple is not holding its own personalized advertising system to the same standard as developers, according to a new complaint to the French regulator CNIL, filed this morning.
French customers can now see repairability scores and other related information for both the iPhone and MacBook products when browsing their product pages in the online store. This unexpected but welcome change is required by companies like Apple to conform with the country's new anti-waste legislation that went into effect on January 1, 2021.
The Vivid Money mobile banking service now supports Apple Pay in France.
Apple Maps now offers transit directions in major cities across France, Spain, Germany and possibly a few other European countries.
Apple was blamed for supposed planned obsolescence of its products before, but nothing like when it was discovered that an iOS software update intentionally slowed down older handset models with worn-out batteries. The technology giant was sued over the practice in multiple courts and now a French consumer fraud group has fined the company 25 million euros, or about $27.5 million, because it had failed to properly inform its customers that iOS software updates might cause their iPhone to run slower than usual.
Apple today shared half a dozen photographs documenting grand opening of its shiny new retail Champs-Élysées store that sits on the Avenue des Champs- Élysées, one of the city's most iconic avenues.
Apple is scheduled to open a brand new store along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, one of the city's most iconic avenues known for its theaters, cafés and luxury shops. The new flagship store will replace the nearby Apple Carrousel du Louvre, which closed permanently last month.
Under new legislation, students in France will be banned from using smartphones and tablets while at school. The law was proposed during President Emmanuel Macron's successful election campaign and comes at a time when mobile device use is under more scrutiny.
As originally promised, Apple's Siri-driven HomePod wireless speaker today made its official debut in France and Germany for €349, and in Canada for 499 Canadian dollars.
Thanks to yesterday's software updates, Siri on HomePod now understands French, German and Canadian English languages and dialects spoken in those countries, with additional support for Canadian French coming down the pike later this year.
Joining standard payment methods accepted on Apple's content stores—such as Paypal, plastic money and iTunes credit—customers in some European countries can now have their app and media purchases charged to a monthly mobile phone bill from their carrier.