Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.
Apple and Goldman Sachs Group plan to start issuing this spring a joint credit card paired with new iPhone features that will help users manage their money, according to The Wall Street Journal..
The WSJ also reports that Apple has made a pact with China-based Alipay, a third-party mobile and online payment platform, to let shoppers borrow money interest-free for Apple purchases and pay it back in 24 monthly installments.
As noted by MacRumors, Apple Music vice president Oliver Schusser spoke with German blog Macerkopf this week, revealing that European developers have now earned over $25 billion from the App Store since its inception in 2008.
Qualcomm has urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban imports of Apple iPhones found to infringe a chip patent and to do so immediately, saying a six-month delay that Apple is seeking would weaken intellectual property rights and the incentive to innovate.
A former Apple Inc. lawyer was released on a $500,000 bond after entering a not-guilty plea to insider-trading charges. Bloomberg reports that Gene Daniel Levoff appeared in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday, a week after prosecutors said he had traded on confidential revenue and earnings filings since 2011.