Apple Pay to launch on Monday, October 20th

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Date: Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 13:21
Category: iOS 8, iPhone, News, Software


Apple Pay will launch in four days.

Per 9to5Mac, Apple announced that it will launch its Apple Pay service for use with the NFC-equipped iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets.

Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced that the company has signed up 500 additional banks since first announcing initial partners last month. The banks will roll out Apple Pay this year and next, according to Cook. Initially the service will only be available for users in the US.

Apple previously announced Apple Pay would support cards from American Express, MasterCard, and Visa through a number of issuing banks in the US including Citi, Bank of America, Capital One, Wells Fargo, Chase, American Express PNC, Navy Federal Credit Union, Barclays, USBank, and USAA. It also announced a number of initial retail and app partners supporting the payment feature including Disney, MLB, Nike, Starbucks, OpenTable, Target, Uber, and others.

It appears not all banks and initial launch partners will make Apple Pay available starting Monday, but you can expect many announcements from partners now that Apple has made things official for the launch.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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