2018 started not too long ago, but Apple has been on a semi-regular update process to bring in new banks and credit unions in the United States to support Apple Pay.
Apple Pay: Everything you need to know!
Back in December, Apple officially rolled out Apple Pay Cash –the peer-to-peer payment option– within iOS 11.2.
As per the numbers posted by analyst firm Loup Ventures, Apple Pay had around 127 million users globally at the end of 2017. In comparison, the service had around 62 million users at the end of 2016. When one accounts for the 795 million active iPhones out there, this means that Apple Pay has around 16 percent adoption.
In the United States, Apple Pay support continues to gain traction from banks and credit unions, with Apple now filling in the regional areas.
There are a lot of banking establishments in the United States, as has been proven by Apple and the fact that it can still add dozens of banks at a time to support Apple Pay.
Back in March, Apple Pay was rumored to launch in a variety of countries, including Japan and Brazil, sometime soon.
Before 2017 closes out for good, Apple Pay has seen another surge of support from banking establishments and credit unions in the United States, as well as more support from other establishments in places like China, Ireland, and others.
If you have an iPhone X and you have not tried using Apple Pay on the new flagship smartphone just yet, Apple has a new video that will hopefully make the process a bit easier.
In time for the holidays, Apple is promoting a new deal tied to using Apple Pay for online purchases, which could net you an iTunes gift card.
In a pretty unprecedented move, Apple released iOS 11.2 to the public last Saturday, which was primarily meant to fix some software issues present in the previous version of the mobile operating system.