Apple has updated its website
to indicate that Emirates NBD, the largest bank in Dubai, will soon offer Apple Pay.
Emirates NBD has confirmed Apple Pay is coming soon in a recent email
to customers, including MacRumors reader Hafez.
Last month, Apple announced that Apple Pay will expand to Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates
by the end of the year.
The new page
on Apple's regional website for the United Arab Emirates now lists Apple Pay as "coming soon" in the country, suggesting a launch is imminent. The page has yet to go live in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.
Other participating banks in the United Arab Emirates will include Mashreq Bank, Emirates Islamic Bank, Rakbank, Standard Chartered, and HSBC.
MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards will be supported at launch.Discuss this article
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U.K. smart home solutions provider LightwaveRF
announced on Monday that its forthcoming product range, which includes a light dimmer and smart socket, will be fully compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform.
On October 3, LightwaveRF will launch its new Generation 2
Link Plus smart hub, Smart Dimmers, Smart Sockets, and a Smart Radiator Valve. The Link Plus connects to a Wi-Fi router and controls the LightwaveRF smart home system for lighting, heating, power and security.
"This is a further exciting development for LightwaveRF," said chief executive officer Andrew Pearson. "We look forward to working with Apple as a HomeKit technical partner and a supplier to its retail outlets. The exposure and awareness from this partnership should enhance our market visibility and greatly benefit our customers via easier management of their smart home solutions. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Apple as we launch further HomeKit compatible devices for both the UK and international markets."
The new LightwaveRF range is said to be the result of a two-year research and development program, with new features of the system including built-in energy monitoring, color-changing LEDs to indicate status, and wire-free two-way switching.
The new range will be sold in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates through Apple retail stores, online via Apple.com
, and other chosen retail outlets. Discuss this article
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