Apple Pay outage preventing users from adding new Visa cards

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New Apple Pay users are reporting issues with setting up the payment system on their iPhone this morning. The issue only seems to be limited to Visa cards, and is not affecting cards from American Express, MasterCard and others. Apple’s status page also confirms the outage that is now on-going for nearly 5 hours now.

The outage does not affect existing Apple Pay users in anyway, and they can continue to use the payment service to pay for their shopping. The only issue with the service is that users are unable to add new Visa cards to it right now.

It is likely that Apple will fix this issue within a few hours from now though. When it does, we will update this post and let you know.

[Via 9to5Mac]