Apple no longer offers financing to UK buyers

In today’s Apple news we have to caution prospective Apple buyers that the firm no longer offers financing to its UK customers. This comes after it unexpectedly dropped its UK financing page from the main Apple website on Tuesday afternoon.

Until now the Cupertino-based company allowed UK customers the choice of signing up for financing on Apple products via Barclays or Paypal credit when they wanted to buy something at the online Apple Store. The minimum amount to qualify for PayPal Credit was £99, while in the case of Barclays it was £399.

When buying anything from the Apple website in this country, there are currently no financing options to choose from during checkout, and the previous finance pages now redirect to the company’s main UK website.

In June 2017, Apple also terminated all financing options for buyers from Canada. In the United States, however, the firm is still offering financing via the Barclaycard Visa, which comes with Apple Reward points.

Apple will reportedly continue to provide financing options for British educational institutions, and if you want to buy an iPhone you can still get financing via the UK iPhone Upgrade Program – which is offered in partnership with Barclays.

Other Apple news is that the company released macOS 10.13.4 Security Update 2018-001 as well as iOS 11.3.1 for the iPad and iPhone yesterday.

The Mac update addresses security problems related to UI spoofing and privileges.

Apple said the High Sierra security updates resolve an issue where a bug in URL handling in text messages might have lead to UI spoofing. It also resolves a problem where an application might have gained elevated privileges because of an issue with memory corruption.

The security update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 is free of charge and can be accessed via the App Stores’ Update tab.

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