American Express has published a new web page explaining the benefits of Apple Pay to cardholders and providing directions on how to setup the payment system, which won’t actually be available until next week. The page also points out that American Express cardholders will be able to get the same rewards and other perks that usually come with a credit card when using the card through Apple Pay.
The page says that customers will have a “seamless connection” to the American Express app and lists a few stores where NFC payments will be accepted. The page was emailed to cardholders today in preparation for the release of the software update on Monday.
iOS 8.1 will include other enhancements to the system software, including the return of the Camera Roll, the ability to use Handoff with Macs running Yosemite, and SMS Relay for reading and sending “green bubble” messages from your Mac or iPad.