Folks in France, Italy and Spain can now sign up for an upgraded AppleCare+ plan to ensure they get a replacement iPhone for a small fee in case of device theft or loss.
Overhauled Apple Maps is live in France, Monaco and New Zealand, based on Apple's own mapping data which it began collecting back in 2018.
The overhauled Apple gift card that made its US debut back in June of 2010 is now available in some of Europe's biggest regions, including Germany, Italy and France.
It was good while it lasted! Starting next week, iPhone models sold in France will no longer ship with a free pair of Apple's wired EarPods earphones in the box.
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.