Bloomberg reports today that Apple’s mobile payments solution Apple Pay is now supported at 2 million locations around the world. In addition to revealing that 2 million locations now support the service, the report also says that Chick-Fil-A, Crate & Barrel, and Au Bon Pain will also start rolling out support for the service soon.
In the past, Chick-Fil-A has experimented with a QR-based solution for mobile payments, but that effort has ultimately flopped according to employees. The company also recently revamped its app, but it’s unclear if the app too will gain support for Apple Pay, or if the rollout is limited to physical locations.
Likewise, online retailer Zappos will soon be adding Apple Pay support to its iOS app. This means that users will soon be able to pay with Apple Pay when shopping with the Zappos app, as opposed to having to enter their card information directly into the Zappos app itself. The update is expected to rollout to the Zappos iOS app soon.
Last year, it was announced that Starbucks would expand Apple Pay support to all stores sometime in 2016 after starting an initial rollout last year. Furthermore, fast-food chain KFC and sit-down chain Chili’s are also expected to support Apple Pay this year. Finally, Dominos and Cinnabon are also rolling out Apple Pay support to their physical locations, as well.
Some retailers, however, have questioned the uptake of Apple Pay, but as the company continues to expand the service to prominent chains like Chick-Fil-A, it’s likely that the adoption rate among users will grow as they realize the service is supported in more and more locations.
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