Apple Pay is still expanding, both in the United States and internationally, and one new report suggests two new countries are on the verge of supporting the mobile payment option.
Apple Pay: Everything you need to know!
In November of 2015, Apple Pay officially arrived in Australia, thanks to a partnership with American Express.
Apple Pay has rolled out to a variety of different locations all over the globe already, but there are still some places that haven’t launched the mobile payment option.
Apple Pay May Launch in India Sooner Than Expected Featuring Integration With Popular Digital Wallets Like Paytm
Slowly but steadily, Apple has been expanding Apple Pay to other markets of the world outside of the United States. And now it looks like India is on Apple’s radar to launch Apple Pay. The company’s SVP Eddy Cue in an interview confirmed that Apple is looking to launch its digital payment service in the country in the near future.
Apple Pay Cash didn’t get a chance to launch with the public release of iOS 11, but testing appears to continue in preparation for its arrival.
In January of last year, it was confirmed that Bank of America and Wells Fargo, two of the largest banking establishments in the United States, would support Apple Pay (and other mobile payment options) for quick access to automated teller machines, or ATMs.
Apple Pay Cash was showcased along with iOS 11 earlier this year, but the feature wasn’t ready to go with the public launch of Apple’s next big mobile operating system.
Major League Baseball team, the Oakland Athletics, is now using iOS 11’s NFC feature to allow fans to enter stadiums by simply tapping their iPhone or Apple Watch on an NFC ticket scanner at the venue.
When Apple announced iOS 11 at WWDC, it also unveiled Apple Pay Cash — a peer-to-peer payment service residing inside iMessage. However, when the final version of iOS 11 was released ot the public earlier this month, Apple Pay Cash was nowhere to be found. Even in the recently released first beta of iOS 11.1, Apple Pay Cash continues to be missing.
Apple Pay Cash will let iMessage users quickly send and receive cash, and while Apple showed it off earlier this year as part of the iOS 11 software release, users have to wait a bit longer to take advantage of the feature.