According to the iPhone in Canada blog, American Express representatives have confirmed that eligible American Express bank cards will be able to use Apple Pay from tomorrow in the country, Tuesday November 17th. Apple announced on its last earnings call that American Express would lead the expansion of Apple Pay beyond the UK and US, with Canada and Australia coming by end of year and Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong to be added in 2016.
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The exact launch date for Apple Pay in Australia is still unknown although the company is quickly running out of days to be within the 2015 window.
In Canada, Apple Pay will be supported at a variety of merchants, including Apple Stores, McDonald’s Walmart and more, although reach is limited by the fact customers must have specific American Express cards to use the feature. Apple has not announced when/if other card types will be able to be used with Apple Pay … Still better than most countries which have no Apple Pay presence at all however.
Apple Pay with NFC wireless payments works with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and Apple Watch. You can also do in-app Apple Pay on recent iPad models.