Apple Shares ‘Portrait of Canada’ as Latest Ad in ‘Shot on iPhone’ Campaign

Apple today shared a new video called "A Portrait of Canada" on its YouTube channel for Canada. The 30-second ad is part of Apple's ongoing "Shot on iPhone" campaign, with an emphasis on Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus.


Apple highlighted the video on its Canadian website, describing it as "a portrait of Canada's inclusive spirit shot on iPhone, brought to life by three Canadian artists as well as Canadians across the country."

The ad showcases photos by Caitlin Cronenberg and other Canadians in locations across the country, ranging from Toronto to the Canadian Rockies.




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MBNA Canada Now Supports Apple Pay

MBNA Canada, a division of TD Bank Group, today launched Apple Pay support for its MasterCard and Visa credit cards.


Multiple iPhone users have successfully activated an MBNA-branded credit card in the Wallet app today, as reported by iPhone in Canada.

Apple has also added MBNA to its list of Apple Pay participating issuers in Canada, accompanying TD Canada Trust, BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank, Tangerine, Desjardins, HSBC Canada, PC Financial, ATB Financial, Canadian Tire Financial Services, and non-bank-issued American Express cards.

MBNA Canada, which had 1.8 million active accounts when it was acquired by TD in 2011, primarily offers affinity credit cards associated with sports teams, universities, charities, and other groups, ranging from the Toronto Blue Jays and Vancouver Canucks to McGill University and the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

Related Roundup: Apple Pay
Tags: Canada, MBNA

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Apple No Longer Offers Financing to Individuals in Canada

TD Canada Trust recently announced that the Apple Financial Services program has been discontinued for individuals in Canada.


Canadians with an Apple Financial Services credit card issued by TD will no longer be able to charge purchases to the account as of July 26.

Through the program, any approved customer in Canada could receive three months of same-as-cash or no-interest financing on Apple Online Store purchases of $750 or more. The program was not valid for in-store purchases.

Apple removed the "consumer" section of the financing page on its Canadian website about a month ago, signaling the entire program is discontinued. Apple continues to offer financing to businesses and educational institutions in Canada.

Apple continues to offer financing to individuals in the United States through the Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards.

(Thanks, Jason!)


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Apple No Longer Offers Financing to Individuals in Canada

TD Canada Trust recently announced that the Apple Financial Services program has been discontinued for individuals in Canada.


Canadians with an Apple Financial Services credit card issued by TD will no longer be able to charge purchases to the account as of July 26.

Through the program, any approved customer in Canada could receive three months of same-as-cash or no-interest financing on Apple Online Store purchases of $750 or more. The program was not valid for in-store purchases.

Apple removed the "consumer" section of the financing page on its Canadian website about a month ago, signaling the entire program is discontinued. Apple continues to offer financing to businesses and educational institutions in Canada.

Apple continues to offer financing to individuals in the United States through the Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards.

(Thanks, Jason!)


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Apple No Longer Offers Financing to Individuals in Canada

TD Canada Trust recently announced that the Apple Financial Services program has been discontinued for individuals in Canada.


Canadians with an Apple Financial Services credit card issued by TD will no longer be able to charge purchases to the account as of July 26.

Through the program, any approved customer in Canada could receive three months of same-as-cash or no-interest financing on Apple Online Store purchases of $750 or more. The program was not valid for in-store purchases.

Apple removed the "consumer" section of the financing page on its Canadian website about a month ago, signaling the entire program is discontinued. Apple continues to offer financing to businesses and educational institutions in Canada.

Apple continues to offer financing to individuals in the United States through the Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards.

(Thanks, Jason!)


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iOS 10.3 Beta 5 Showing TV App in Canada for Some Users

Apple's new TV app for iPhone and iPad is currently available in the United States only, but that may change in the near future.

TV app on iOS 10.3 beta 5 in Canada

The fifth beta of iOS 10.3 seeded to developers and public testers on Wednesday appears to include the TV app in place of the Videos app for some Canadian users, including myself. For context, my iPhone 7 Plus's region is set to Canada and I am signed into an Apple ID account linked to the Canadian store.

While the TV app can be opened, it is not fully functional. The "Watch Now" tab directs users to the "Store" tab, which does not load properly. The main "Library" tab listing TV shows and movies in a user's iTunes library does work, as does the "Search" tab, which integrates with apps such as Netflix.

Additionally, a few Canadian users on Reddit claim they do not see the TV app on iOS 10.3 beta 5. Given this is pre-release software, it is unclear if Apple is actually testing the TV app beyond the United States, or if there is simply a bug or glitch. We'll know for sure when iOS 10.3 is officially released.

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Apple launched the TV app on iOS 10.2 in the United States to simplify the television-watching experience and help users discover new TV shows and movies to watch. The app provides a unified experience for accessing your TV shows and movies across multiple video apps, such as Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO.

Related Roundup: iOS 10
Tag: Canada

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People are mercilessly ridiculing Montreal’s scrawny Christmas tree

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This year, Montreal wanted to have the tallest, most magnificent Christmas tree in all of North America. It did not do that.

But the city did achieve part of its goal. Its new fir is not the tallest in North America (it’s about six feet shorter than the Rockefeller Plaza tree), nor does anyone seem to find it magnificent in any way. But it sure is a tree! Good job on that.

And as it is a funny-looking thing displayed in public, people have lots of jokes about it. Hey, we shouldn’t be so harsh — Charlie Brown would probably be very impressed. Read more…

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Justin Trudeau has worked his way back into our hearts

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Our relationship with Justin Trudeau has been on the rocks, but after the Canadian Prime Minister’s heartfelt interaction with a Syrian refugee, he’s found his way back into our hearts.

Trudeau was overcome with emotion listening to newcomer, Vanig Garabedian discuss his first year living in Canada, and when Trudeau weeps, we all weep.

Garabedian recalled that when he stepped off the plane a year ago, the prime minister personally welcomed him to the country, shaking hands with him and his family in Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

As Trudeau heard how genuinely grateful Garabedian is to be living in Canada, he couldn’t help but shed a few tears. Read more…

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Snowy hill proves to be every car’s worst nightmare

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This might be the most slippery hill ever.

Filming outside her office in Montreal, Québec, YouTube user Samantha Dean caught footage of multiple cars crashing into each other after losing control on a snowy hill.

Even cars that try to stop at the top of the hill are met with an unfortunate sliding fate. Check out the multi-car pile-up above. Oof.

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Justin Trudeau tries to woo back supporters by tempering comments on Castro

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A day after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke hearts by praising Fidel Castro in the wake of the Cuban leader’s death, everyone’s favorite Canadian since Michael J. Fox stood by his comments while making some allowances for Castro’s darker side. 

Trudeau kicked off an uproar on Saturday morning when he released a statement that spoke of Castro’s “tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people” and called Castro a “legendary revolutionary and orator” as well as “remarkable.” 

Speaking at a conference in Madagascar, Trudeau stood by his original comments, but tried to frame them in a more historical contextRead more…

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