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Australian Watchdog to Question Apple on Westpac Chat App Payments Ban

Ahead of the launch of a similar payment service on its iMessage app, Apple has banned Westpac Banking Corporation’s Keyboard feature on iOS devices, that allows customers to make payments in chat apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. According to the Australian Financial Review, Apple's controversial decision has caught the attention of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), amid concerns it...

Apple Sued by Australian Regulator Over ‘Error 53’ iPhone Shutdowns

An Australian consumer watchdog has started legal proceedings against Apple over claims that the company refused to service "Error 53" affected devices which have been previously touched by a third party repairer. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleges Apple violated Australia’s consumer law by shutting down or “bricking” the devices, and then telling customers...