Over the weekend we detailed how Apple and retailers are preparing for Apple Pay, the iPhone 6 and Touch ID-secured mobile payment system launching as soon as this week, including the setup process through Passbook. At launch Apple Pay will be supported by a number of retailers, restaurants and more including McDonald’s which plans to even accept Apple Pay from your iPhone 6 at the drive through…
The process of paying with your $650+ smartphone at a fast food drive through could potentially be risky if you have to hand over your iPhone to the window attendant, but McDonald’s training materials (received by 9to5Mac and seen above) for accepting mobile payments including Apple Pay show employees instead extending card readers to customers from the drive through window.
While the convenience of paying with your iPhone is certainly there, the process at least at the drive through still seems a little weird. With Apple Pay coming to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sometime this month (and later to the iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s through Apple Watch in 2015), this is how we’ll all be paying for fast food and more in the future.