Apple Pay Expands to Germany

Apple today launched Apple Pay in Germany. At launch, Apple Pay in Germany supports cards from MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Maestro, and more.

Rumors of Apple Pay coming to Germany have been circulating from last year, though Apple’s CEO Tim Cook himself confirmed a launch is on the cards before the end of this year.

Cards issued from banks like O2 Banking, Edenred, Boon, Bunq, Comdirect, VimPay, and others are also supported by Apple Pay. Retailers that will support Apple Pay at launch include Adidas, Aral, Burger King, Espirit, Shell, O2, MediaMarkt, Pull&Bear, Starbucks, Zara, and more.

Apple already has a page live on its German website highlighting the banks and retailers which support Apple Pay at launch.

Germany is the 20th region in Europe to start supporting Apple Pay. The Cupertino company has been slowly but steadily working on bringing Apple Pay to more countries across the world after initially launching it alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus back in 2014.

Do you use Apple Pay on a regular basis? Or have you stopped using it completely since it is not accepted in most places?