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.
In an updated press release, Apple says it will pay the photographers who win the “Shot on iPhone” contest announced earlier this week. The contest celebrates “the most stunning photographs” captured on an Apple smartphone.
The Los Angeles rail and bus transit system should allow iPhone-owning members of the public to use Apple Pay for fare payments before the year is out, according to MacRumors.
Chinese New Year is Feb. 5, and Apple has shared a new “Shot on iPhone” film created by Jia Zhangke on the company’s YouTube Channel. Titled “The Bucket,” it shows a family wrapping their Chinese New celebrations.
Reuters reports that the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA), whose members include some of the industry’s biggest names including Apple, are calling for export credits on devices and tariff cuts on machinery imports as part of measures they say will make Asia’s third-biggest economy a global smartphone manufacturing hub.
Apple’s sales in Australia grew by more than $1 billion last year lifting its profits, but the amount of tax the multinational paid fell. The Age reports that the tech giant returned a gross profit of $900 million from sales, up from $756 million a year earlier. But its tax bill fell by $18.8 million to $164 million.
Android tablet users can now listen to Apple Music on their devices thanks to an update Apple pushed out on yesterday, as noted by AppleInsider.