Apple Pay Overview Updated October 11, 2018

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Apple Pay is Apple’s mobile payments solution that allows users to seamlessly use their phone to pay for purchases both in retail stores, apps, and the web. The service was first introduced in 2014 and has been expanding to additional countries ever since then.

Apple Pay is currently available in Australia, Canada, Mainland China, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, the U.S., and Taiwan.

Apple Pay works in retail stores by simply holding your iPhone over a compatible checkout terminal and authenticating the purchase via Touch ID, or your Apple Watch with no further authentication required once you have unlocked the Watch. Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7/7 Plus, and Apple Watch.

In apps, Apple Pay works by pulling in your card information and seamlessly allowing you to checkout using that card information. This prevents you from having to manually enter your card information every time you want to make a purchase. In addition to working with all of the iPhone models previously mentioned, Apple Pay in apps also works on the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 4. Apple Pay is supported on the Mac and on the web with iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

In addition to working with debit and credit cards, Apple Pay also works with rewards cards and store cards. This means that you can add something like your Starbucks card, Walgreens Balance Rewards card, and more to the Wallet app to easily keep track of everything.

To set up Apple Pay on an iPhone, open the Wallet app on iOS 10 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 is the dominant mobile payments solution, even forcing its biggest potential competitor to shutdown, and as the service continues to expand, it will only get better. View the full list of retailers and banks that support the service on Apple’s website

Apple Pay Stories October 11

Apple Pay is now accepted at CVS Pharmacy, Discover adds support for its debit card

Earlier this year, Apple reported that Apple Pay was finally coming to CVS. Oddly enough, CVS’ terminals have supported NFC for years, but they intentionally disabled it. I was actually was able to use it on the day Apple Pay launched right before they disabled it.

Apple just sent out an email informing that Apple Pay is now accepted at CVS.

Apple Pay Stories October 2

Many readers have been wondering when Apple Pay Cash will launch in the UK and other European countries.

It’s today being suggested that the launch could be close, with hints from several different European countries …

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From today, Apple is announcing the first partners for its new contactless ID card features introduced in iOS 12 and watchOS 5. Students at Duke University, University of Alabama and University of Oklahoma, can now add their ID card to the Apple Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch.

By using contactless NFC readers, students can use their digital ID card to access dorms, dining halls, library and the gym. You can also use it to pay for bookstore supplies, laundry usage and restaurant meals.

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Apple Pay Stories September 25

Apple’s mobile payment platform Apple Pay launched in 2014 and has since been rolling out to additional countries, retailers, and banks around the world. In a new interview at Fortune’s Brainstorm Reinvent, Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey offers more color on the payment platform.

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Apple Pay Stories September 10

During Apple’s Q3 earnings call in July, Tim Cook teased that 7-Eleven would soon start to accept Apple Pay at locations nationwide. Now, in a press release, 7-Eleven says the rollout will commence this month and hit most stores across the United States.

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Apple Pay Stories September 6

Apple Pay adds 19 more banks across the United States

Apple Pay continues to pick up new banks and credit unions every month — and soon to Germany and possibly Austria. These are the latest new banks and credit unions added in the US that let you pay with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac…

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