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Apple Pay Cash Now Live In The US: But Is It A Venmo Killer?

Because Apple was forced to roll out iOS 11.2 early, it’s got no other choice but to also activate Apply Pay Cash for users, finally allowing them to make peer-to-peer payments via Apple Pay. Will it replace Venmo, though?

Apple December 5, 2017

New York City Subways To Soon Accept Apple Pay And Android Pay, But Don't Throw Away Your MetroCards Yet

New York City subway riders will soon be able to use Apple Pay and Android Pay while traveling. Commuters eager to throw away their MetroCards should hold back, though, as the rollout of the technology will not start immediately.

Business Tech October 24, 2017

WWDC 2017: Apple Pay Is Out To Replace PayPal's Venmo With P2P Payments Via iMessage

Apple will soon allow users to send and receive money via Apple Pay inside iMessage, the company announced during its WWDC. Although the move is a little late, Apple could still threaten other P2P payment apps.

Apple June 6, 2017

iPhone 8 To Include Iris Scanner To Allow Users Ability To Unlock Smartphone With Their Eyes

Apple is expected to launch its 10th anniversary iPhone 8 in September. A new report claims the smartphone will include an iris scanner that will allow users to unlock the handset with their eyes.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 13, 2017

Apple Pay Customers Willing To Switch Bank To Use The Mobile Payment Service

Apple Pay users in Australia are willing to switch their bank so that they are able to use the mobile payment service. Three major Australian banks do not support Apple Pay even now.

Apple February 12, 2017

Apple Pay Overtakes PayPal To Become The Most Common Mobile Payment System In US

Apple Pay has reportedly beaten competitor PayPal to become the most used mobile payment system in the country. Apple Pay reportedly has 36 percent acceptance from merchants as opposed to PayPal’s 34 percent.

Apple February 8, 2017

Apple Pay Gets Into Charity, Now Lets You Donate To Nonprofits Such As UNICEF, American Red Cross And More

Apple entered the holiday mood with an update to Apple Pay, now allowing users to donate to nonprofit organizations quickly and easily. A total of 19 organizations are already on board, with more to follow in the coming months.

Apple November 14, 2016

iPhone, iPad And Mac Sales Are All Down In Q4: Services The Lone Bright Spot For Apple

Apple reported lower sales figures for the iPhone, iPad and Mac in the fourth quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. Apple's Services, which includes Apple Pay, Apple Music, the App Store and iTunes, provides a bright spot for the company.

Apple October 26, 2016

Google To Beef Up Android Pay By Adding Support For Visa Checkout And MasterCard Masterpass

Android Pay gets new boost after Google successfully secured Visa and Mastercard into the mobile payment platform. This partnership will allow consumers to shop online with one tap, using fingerprint for authentication instead of username and password.

Google October 25, 2016

Apple Pay Now Available In Russia: Here's A List Of Participating Retailers

Apple Pay reached Russia, placing the payment service in its tenth market. Take a peek at the banks and retailers that will play nice with Apple’s service, at least until other names join the bandwagon.

Apple October 5, 2016

Apple Unleashes macOS 10.12 Sierra To Bring Cross-Platform Tools: Siri On Desktop, Apple Pay For The Web

Apple released the macOS 10.12 Sierra on Tuesday, introducing cross-platform features such as Siri on desktop and Apple Pay for the web. The software update makes it easier for iDevice lovers to switch between platforms, from the Mac to the iPhone to the Apple Watch.

Apple September 20, 2016

South Korean Fintech Firms To File NFC Complaint Against Apple

South Korean fintech companies announced a legal action against Apple is possible over the company's refusal to open up its API for NFC. The groups argue that Apple holds a monopoly of the tech, barring businesses and customers' rights.

Business Tech September 15, 2016

Apple Pay Sees 400 Percent User Growth Amid Antitrust Woes: Major Banks In Australia Say It's Anticompetitive

Apple is under fire in Australia where a group of banks are blaming the company of anti-trust behavior. The subject matter is Apple Pay, as local lenders are aiming to give iPhone owners electronic payment alternatives to Apple’s service.

Apple July 27, 2016

Apple Pay Expands To New Markets, Launching In France And Hong Kong

Apple Pay has arrived in France and Hong Kong. Apple’s mobile payment service was initially launched in the U.S. in October 2014 and is now available in many countries across the world.

Apple July 21, 2016

‘No, We Don’t Take Apple Pay’: Tim Cook Told He Can’t Buy Coffee With Apple’s Mobile Payment Service

Tim Cook was just looking for some coffee but found irony instead. The Apple CEO was told he can’t use Apple Pay to pay for his caffeine fix at a restaurant.

Apple July 9, 2016

Walmart Pay Now Available In 33 States: Should Apple Pay, Android Pay Start To Worry?

After several recent rollouts and launches in 14 more states, Walmart Pay is now available in 33 states and Washington, DC. Should other mobile payment systems such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay begin to worry?

Business Tech July 4, 2016

Apple Pay Subscribers Can Now Withdraw Cash From Some Bank of America ATMs

Apple Pay subscribers can now withdraw cash from selected Bank of America ATMs. The new feature will allow users to request a withdrawal without having to take out their debit cards.

Apple June 21, 2016

PayPal, Beware: Apple Pay Expanding Into Online Shopping

Apple is expanding its Apple Pay service into the web for Mac desktop and laptop users. The move, which will be launched in the fall, will put Apple Pay in direct competition with PayPal.

Apple June 14, 2016

Apple Is 'Working Rapidly' To Make Apple Pay Available In All Significant Markets

According to Apple Pay Vice President Jennifer Bailey, Apple is 'working rapidly' to expand the mobile payments service in Asia and Europe. The service is now available in six countries.

Apple May 29, 2016

Samsung Pay Now Supports Membership And Loyalty Cards In The US

Samsung Pay now supports all loyalty cards in the U.S. Rivals such as Android Pay and Apple Pay already offer support for loyalty cards in the country.

Apps/Software May 19, 2016

Apple Pay Adds 50 More Banks And Credit Unions In The US

Over 50 more banks join the ranks of Apple Pay. Meanwhile, consumers still appear to be wavering in their loyalty to the platform.

Business April 21, 2016

Apple Pay Now Available In Singapore: What You Need To Know

After rolling out its mobile payment service – Apple Pay – in China, Canada, Australia, the U.S. and the UK, Apple has finally launched the service in Singapore. Initially, only AMEX card holders will be able to use Apple Pay.

Apps/Software April 20, 2016

Barclays Finally Adds Support For Apple Pay

Barclays has finally added support for Apple Pay in the United Kingdom. Barclays debit card or Barclaycard users can now make payments at more than 400,000 contactless locations in the UK using Apple Pay.

Apps/Software April 6, 2016

Apple Pay Coming To Websites Before End Of 2016: Report

Apple Pay will expand to the Web before this year's holiday shopping season starts. The mobile wallet payment service is reportedly going to be limited to the Safari browser on iPhones and iPads with Touch ID technology.

Apps/Software March 24, 2016

Alleged Apple iPhone SE Packaging Hints Of 16 GB Storage, Apple Pay Support

Leaked iPhone SE packaging image suggests that the upcoming smartphone may come with 16 GB internal storage and may support Apple Pay. The handset is expected to be launched on March 21.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 19, 2016

ExxonMobil Now Allowing Customers To Use Apple Pay At The Pump

The partnership is expected to accommodate nearly all of the company's 10,000 U.S. gas stations by the end of this year.

Apps/Software March 8, 2016

Apple Pay Scores 27 More Card Issuers In US, Including Regional Banks And Credit Unions

Apple Pay added more than 20 credit card issuers to its current roster of companies that have cards supporting the mobile payment service. Additionally, Apple is also establishing partnerships with more vendors to increase the availability of the service.

Business March 6, 2016

Google's Android Pay Set For UK Launch In March

Google's Android Pay is set to stir the mobile payment service in the UK with its reported March debut. Apple Pay is currently the only available mobile payment service in the country.

Apps/Software March 2, 2016

Samsung Pay Heads To China In March: Will It Be As Hot As Apple Pay?

Samsung Pay is about to roll out next month in China as Apple Pay goes official there. With that said, which one of these two big players in the mobile payment game will come out on top?

Business February 20, 2016

Apple Pay Officially Launches In China This Week, But WeChat And Alipay Will Give It A Hard Time

Apple Pay is ready to be rolled out in China this week. The mobile payment service will try to rival its biggest competitors in China's market, Tencent's WeChat Payment and Ant Financial's Alipay.

Apps/Software February 17, 2016

Latest iOS 9 Security Update Patches Apple Pay Glitch That Provides Hackers Access To Your Data

Apple has released a security update which fixes more than 100 flaws in iOS 9. Among the holes that received patches involve Apple Pay, Game Center and the iTunes Store.

Apps/Software February 9, 2016

Optus New NFC Accessories Allow iPhone Users To Make Tap And Go Payments

Optus launched new payment accessories, namely the Payment Sticker and the Optus Band, to allow Australian users with older iPhones to make contactless payments. The accessories are compatible with iPhones running iOS 8 or later.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 8, 2016

You Can Now Use Apple Pay In 2 Million Locations, Including Chick-Fil-A Soon

Apple Pay is now accepted by more than 2 million merchants. The service is expected to become available at Crate & Barrel, Au Bon Pain and Chick-Fil-A soon.

Apps/Software February 6, 2016

Apple Pay Availability Tops 2 Million Locations, Soon Adding Chains Like Chick-Fil-A

Apple Pay is now supported in more than 2 million retail locations. The company also announced that other establishments such as Au Bon Pain, Crate & Barrel and Chick-Fil-A will soon be adding support to the payment service.

Business Tech February 4, 2016

LG Pay Has A Different Take On Mobile Payments: Will It Be Better Than Apple Pay And Android Pay?

LG Pay is about to arrive, and it's going to be a different kind of mobile payment system compared to Apple Pay and Android Pay. Will it be able to dominate the growing mobile wallet scene?

Apps/Software January 30, 2016

Facebook Interested In Partnership With Apple Pay And 'Everyone Who Does Payments'

With an increasing number of payment options available, Facebook is willing to team up with payment service providers. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is open to partnerships with Apple Pay and other such services, so we could soon see deeper e-commerce integration.

Business January 28, 2016

Target Developing Its Own Mobile Wallet, Following Footsteps Of Walmart Pay

Target is said to be working on its own mobile payment system which would be similar to Walmart Pay. The rumor raises questions on the viability of CurrentC, which is the mobile wallet being developed by several retailers.

Apps/Software December 19, 2015

Samsung Pay And Apple Sync For China Launch, Both With UnionPay: Let The Race Begin

Samsung is racing Apple in the mobile payments game in China, heating up the competition. Both Samsung Pay and Apple Pay will launch at the same time in the country, both with UnionPay on board.

Apps/Software December 19, 2015

Apple Teams Up With UnionPay To Bring Apple Pay To China In Early 2016

Apple has announced that its partnership with UnionPay and 15 Chinese banks will bring Apple Pay to China by 2016. The mobile payment service must first pass several Chinese tests before kicking off.

Gadgets December 18, 2015

Apple Pay Now Supports 66 More Banks And BJ's Wholesale Club Store Cards

Apple announced on Tuesday that its mobile payment service and mobile wallet Apple Pay is now supported by 66 more banks, as well as with BJ's store cards.

Deals December 16, 2015

Apple Pay To Roll Out In China By February 2016

After rolling out its mobile payment service – Apple Pay – in the U.S. and UK, Apple is now eyeing a launch in China. The company has partnered with four major banks and is looking to introduce Apple Pay in China by February 2016.

Business November 25, 2015

Apple To Reportedly Launch Apple Pay In China By Early 2016

China could soon be tapping their phones to pay for things even more than they already are.

Apps/Software November 24, 2015

MasterCard Announces 'Fare Free Mondays': Free Public Transit In London For Apple Pay Users

MasterCard announced an attractive promotion for Apple Pay users in London, allowing them to enjoy free public transit. Called 'Free Fare Mondays,' the offer is valid for each Monday until Dec. 14.

Apps/Software November 24, 2015

LG Pay vs. Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay: What’s The Best Mobile Wallet?

The era of mobile wallets is being ushered in by big tech companies, but which one can take the top spot? The upcoming LG Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay battle it out in the mobile payment service scene.

Apps/Software November 24, 2015

New Square Reader With Apple Pay Support Launches At Select Businesses

Eventually the wireless readers will be pretty much everywhere, if history's any indication.

Gadgets November 23, 2015

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