Apple adds buy now pay after a bunch of other developments revealed | Science & Technology News
Apple will allow users to buy products through its software buy now and pay later.
The innovation, which is rolling out alongside a host of other new features, will allow people to pay in four installments over six weeks with no interest charges.
The new offering will see it compete with fintech companies like Klarna and ClearPay.
Apple Pay Later will be available anywhere Apple Payments are accepted and will be managed through the Wallet.
The tech giant will also let users edit messages once they’ve been sent, beating Twitter on the long-requested feature.
The iMessage edit button for sent messages is among a series of new features the company unveiled at its annual software developer conference.
The company also announced a series of redesigned lock screens that users can set up for different days of the week.
For example, that means people can set one screen to not show work-related notifications on weekends – and another for work days that don’t include social media notifications.
It is also partnering with e-commerce platform Shopify so users can track their orders through the Apple Wallet app.
Other changes being made include:
• Better display of landmarks on its Maps software
• Live sports scores on Apple TV
• Shared video viewer available in messaging
It says its new MacBook Air laptop has been “completely redesigned” around its new M2 silicon processor, which it claims is 35% faster than the previous M1 chip.
The new laptop will weigh 1.2 kg and feature a 1080p high-definition camera to provide better images during video calls.
The tech company also announced it would be adding a tool called “Safety Check” to turn off access to sensitive information for those being abused.
And it is set to further integrate its software into the instrument cluster on the dashboards of cars that will start shipping next year.