Apple Pay Will Launch in Germany Soon; Expanding to 7-11 and CVS in the U.S. This Year

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Apple Pay is one of Apple’s most lucrative ventures up to this point, and it looks like the mobile payment option is going to expand to a new market soon.

When it comes to expanding to Germany, Apple Pay has been rumored to be arriving “soon” for quite some time now. We even heard it was “imminent” back in August of last year. However, that hasn’t been the case just yet. But it will finally be happening before the end of 2018, according to Apple’ CEO, Tim Cook.

Cook, along with Apple’s CFO, Luca Maestri, discussed a variety of topics following the company’s latest quarterly earnings report. That included Apple Pay and where the mobile payment option was going to arrive next. Cook said that the platform would be expanding to Germany before the end of this year, but couldn’t go into any specifics just yet.

In addition to that, for folks in the United States, it was also confirmed that Apple Pay would be expanding to the CVS chain of drugstores, as well as the 7-11 chain of convenience/gas stations.

So, good news all around for folks who enjoy using Apple Pay and want to use it in more places. For those in Germany who have been waiting (patiently?), this may be a bright light to look forward to.

Recently, it was reported that Apple Pay was gaining support for eBay’s marketplace. Before that we heard that the mobile payment option was probably launching in Austria soon, and that it was finally available in Norway.

How often do you use Apple Pay? Are you hoping that you can start using it even more places sooner, rather than later?