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Apple adds PayPal support for online store

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Apple has just updated its online store in the UK and USA to work with PayPal.

This means you can now re-route your payments via the e-commerce service, rather than paying through the existing credit or debit card options.

Anything on the store can now be bought through PayPal, including MacBooks, iPhones, and Beats headphones.

The update also means you can make use of PayPal’s Credit scheme, which gives you interest free credit for 18 months, to pay for Apple-stamped goods.

It’s not the first time Apple has worked with PayPal – the service has been available to handle transactions on the App Store and iTunes for a while now.

Apple has never offered any other payment options for its online store however, so this is a welcome change.

It’s worth mentioning that although people outside of the UK and USA will now be able to use PayPal to make purchases through the Apple online store, goods will still need to be shipped to the UK/US.

The move comes at an interesting time, as PayPal found itself at odds with Apple earlier this year after the service was left out of the Apple Pay partner roster.

It seems that the horn-locking has subsided in the interest of capital for now, but it will be interesting to see how the relationship fares once Apple Pay launches worldwide.

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