For the first time, customers in Finland, Norway and Sweden can enjoy Apple Maps enhancements such as Look Around, AR navigation, 3D views, etc.
Apple has expanded availability of transit directions in its Maps app for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch to four European markets: Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
After launching in Poland yesterday, the Apple Pay mobile payment service is now available in Norway, a 5.2 million people country that shares a long eastern border with Sweden.
Following a recent introduction of iTunes carrier billing in Japan, Taiwan and Switzerland, this useful feature is now available to customers in Norway and Belgium, as first noted by MacRumors on Tuesday.
With carrier billing, customers can buy media on the iTunes Store, subscribe to Apple Music and purchase apps on the App Store without a credit or debit card because purchases are added to a customer’s mobile phone bill from their carrier.
As reported by AppleInsider, Apple has raised minimum prices of iPhone and iPad applications in the App Store in Canada, the United Kingdom, Norway and in the European Union.
As a result of the changes, customers in Canada will now see a minimum app price raised from $0.99 (USD$0.83) to $1.19 (USD$1.01). In the United Kingdom, the new minimum tier has gone up from £0.69 ($1.04) to £0.79 ($1.19) and €0.99 ($1.17) in the European Union, up from €0.89 ($1.05) before.
In addition, smartphones, tablets and other gadgets Apple sells in Brazil saw their prices skyrocketing by an average of 10 percent due to the steady devaluation of the country's currency, real.