Apple Pay has been slowly making its way across the world, and today it’s officially rolling out in New Zealand. Customers of ANZ are receiving emails now explaining that it is available to them, and readers are able to configure their cards within the Wallet app. This now marks the tenth country where Apple Pay is available, alongside Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, and the US.
Apple Pay in New Zealand is currently supported by Visa and ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited). The official site shows the following businesses as currently accepting Apple Pay: BP, Corporate Cars, Domino’s, Farmers, Glassons, Hallenstein Brothers, Kmart, McDonalds, Noel Leeming, Pascoes, Stevens, Storm, The Warehouse, Torpedo7, and Warehouse Stationery.
Apple Pay is also now available on the web as of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Our own Zac Hall ran through a how-to on just what that experience looks.
To set up Apple Pay on an iPhone, open the Wallet app on iOS 9 and tap the plus (+) icon in the top right corner to begin, then follow the prompts. To add a debit card to the Apple Watch, go to the Apple Watch app on iPhone and look for the Wallet & Apple Pay section, then Add Credit or Debit Card section.
Apple Pay works with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and both iPad Pro models. The iPhone SE also features Apple Pay, which is a first for the 4-inch iPhone class.
Let us know how Apple Pay has been working out for you in the comments below. Have you seen merchants around you adopt it more and more?
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