Apple Pay just got a lot more useful. Now, Apple users can link it up to pay for iTunes purchases, their Apple Music or iCloud subscription, and more.
Apple May 15, 2019
Apple appears to be betting big on NFC to expand Apple Pay’s horizons. It’s apparently partnering with Bonobos and a handful of other services to make different transactions more frictionless.
Apple May 14, 2019
Apple tipster Ben Geskin has shared photos of what seems to be the official Apple Card packaging. Apple’s first physical card is said to launch this summer.
Apple May 13, 2019
Apple Pay might soon allow commuters to set their existing cards as an EMV pass. This should greatly streamline the process and negate the need to preload funds.
Apple May 6, 2019
Facebook’s cryptocurrency-based payments system could be bigger than initially expected. The social network is even allegedly planning to incentivize usage of its own payments platform.
Business Tech May 4, 2019
The Apple Card offers daily cash rewards, fantastic financial health tools, and top-tier security — it’s far from perfect, though. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.
Apple April 1, 2019
Apple on Monday made its newest offering official in the market: its own credit card. Apple Card will enable consumers not just to make purchases using their mobile phones, but to let them use their devices like a credit card.
Apple March 26, 2019
Apple Pay and Google Pay are heading to most 7-Eleven stores in the United States. This might look like simply adopting new technology, but it is much more than that, as it represents a turnaround for the convenience store chain.
Apps/Software September 11, 2018
All Costco locations in the United States now support Apple Pay. The retail chain plans to add the payment method in gas stations as well, but that’s yet to be finalized.
Apple August 21, 2018
CVS pharmacies and 7-Eleven convenience stores will soon support Apple Pay. The two companies used to be members of the Merchant Customer Exchange, an alliance that opposed the adoption of tap-to-pay services.
Apple August 1, 2018
From Apple Pay to Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, there are plenty of ways for millennials to make purchases online or in-stores. A new survey has found that Apple Pay beats Google Pay and Samsung Pay among millennials.
Apps/Software March 4, 2018
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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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
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 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
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