Date: Wednesday, July 15th, 2015, 07:04
Category: News, retail
The very first Apple Pay-compatible Chevron gas pumps have arrived.
The company announced via Twitter that gas pumps that accept NFC payment support – including Apple Pay – have been installed at a gas station on San Ramon Valley Blvd., meaning nearby iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch owners can pay at the pump without reaching for their wallet. More locations will follow suit, but Chevron did not offer a rollout timeline. The company’s tweet did say, “Cupertino coming soon!” in reference to Apple’s nearby campus.
Chevron first revealed plans to incorporate Apple Pay into gas pumps back in December. At the time, Chevron said it was working directly with Apple on the project and hoped to bring the first Apple Pay-compatible dispensers online in early 2015. The company was also an early adopter into Apple Pay, placing terminals in its convenience stores and Texaco Extra Mile locations when the payments service launched last October.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.