Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2016, 05:18
Apple Pay has come to New Zealand.
The service launched in New Zealand on Wednesday, marking the 11th country where the service has come online.
Apple Pay in New Zealand is available through a partnership with ANZ bank, meaning it can only be used with Visa credit and debit cards issued by ANZ at this time. Some banks in Australia and New Zealand have been reluctant to accept Apple Pay due to the fee Apple collects.
In New Zealand, Apple warns that a PIN may be required for purchases over 80 NZD, a restriction also implemented in several other countries for security purposes. For purchases under 80 NZD, no confirmation beyond Touch ID (or skin contact on an Apple Watch) is required.
Apple Pay can now be used at assorted retailers in New Zealand, including McDonald’s, Domino’s, Glassons, K-Mart, Hallenstein Brothers, Stevens, Noel Leeming, Storm, and more.
The service is now available in the United States, the UK, China, Australia, Russia, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore, France, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. Later in 2016, Apple plans to expand Apple Pay to Spain through a partnership with American Express.
Apple Pay will soon expand to Japan, Spain, and Taiwan.
If you have a chance to try Apple Pay abroad and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.