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Topic: Apple Pay

Apple Pay launches in China with support for 80% of credit and debit cards

02/17/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple launched its Apple Pay mobile payments service in China on Thursday, opening the door to a vast market of smartphone users, as well as newfound competition in an established touchless systems segment leaders Tencent and Alibaba.

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Apple-sponsored NFC Forum working to bring contactless payments to U.S. public transit

02/17/2016, 09:02 am

The NFC Forum -- an industry lobbying group that counts Apple as a board member -- on Wednesday announced a new partnership with the American Public Transportation Association that will see the two groups working to broaden NFC support among public transit operators in the U.S.

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ICBC & local reports back Feb. 18 launch for Apple Pay in China

02/16/2016, 09:02 am

Apple Pay will indeed be available in China on Feb. 18, according to state media, as well as social media posts from representatives at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

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Apple Pay coming to China this week, France in months, reports say

02/15/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple Pay could be on the verge of launching in China and France, with the former debut potentially happening as soon as Feb. 18, a pair of reports indicated on Monday.

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System outage prevents adding Visa cards to Apple Pay

02/10/2016, 10:02 am

Apple reported an unusual network problem on Wednesday, preventing some owners of Visa credit or debit cards from adding them to Apple Pay.

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Apple Pay in-app transactions rapidly expanding beyond NFC payment terminals

02/09/2016, 06:02 pm

App developers are increasingly adopting Apple Pay as a fast, convenient way to enable purchases, often as an alternative to standing in line at a store's cash register or manually entering in billing and shipping information.

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Apple Pay hits 1,000 US card issuers ahead of planned retail expansions

02/05/2016, 09:02 am

On Friday Apple reached the 1,000 mark for the number of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, a figure continuing to outpace the number of retail chains supporting the platform.

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Apple Pay accepted at more than 2M locations, coming to Chick-fil-A, other stores soon

02/04/2016, 01:02 am

As of Thursday, iPhone and Apple Watch owners can use their devices to complete Apple Pay transactions at more than two million retail locations, Apple says, with chains like Chick-fil-A expected to add compatibility soon.

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Square's Apple Pay-ready NFC reader goes on sale at US Apple Stores

02/03/2016, 01:02 pm

The Square Contactless and Chip Reader -- compatible with Apple Pay -- arrived at U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday, and should soon be available through Apple's online storefront.

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Apple Pay support reported to arrive at Bank of America, Wells Fargo ATMs

01/28/2016, 05:01 pm

Bank of America and Wells Fargo are reportedly working to bring Apple Pay compatibility to their respective ATM machines, meaning iPhone and Apple Watch owners might soon be able to complete transactions using provisioned debit cards.

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Facebook open to payments partnerships with Apple Pay, others

01/27/2016, 11:01 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday name dropped Apple Pay in a discussion about his company's willingness to partner with payments providers as a route to ad monetization, calling the fledgling service a segment innovator.

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ExxonMobil to accept Apple Pay at the pump through Speedpass+ [u]

01/26/2016, 05:01 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the first quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced upcoming availability for Apple Pay at ExxonMobil gas stations through that company's Speedpass+ touchless payments system.

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UK's Barclays may add long-delayed Apple Pay support in March

01/26/2016, 09:01 am

Barclays should, after a long wait, add support for Apple Pay sometime in mid- to late March, according to an email from one of the U.K. bank's top executives.

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Apple Pay adds over 50 more US card issuers as merchant support waits

01/22/2016, 06:01 pm

Another 50-plus U.S. card issuers have been added to the list supporting Apple Pay, continuing to outpace the number of merchants actually accepting payments through the service.

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New Samsung Pay TV ad takes shots at Apple Pay's retail reach

01/22/2016, 11:01 am

A new Samsung TV ad, featuring comedian Hannibal Buress, continues a theme of pointing out that Samsung Pay can be used in stores where Apple Pay isn't supported.

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Munster: Apple Pay distribution low, but peer-to-peer and in-browser payments to goose adoption in 2016

01/21/2016, 06:01 pm

Fresh data from investment firm Piper Jaffray shows Apple Pay adoption hovering between 10 and 20 percent, but analyst Gene Munster expects numbers to rise in 2016 as Apple integrates attractive new features like peer-to-peer payments and in-browser integration.

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China UnionPay cards purportedly shown working with Apple Pay as launch looms

01/21/2016, 09:01 am

As Apple gears up to launch its mobile payments offering in China early this year, some Chinese consumers seem to have found the service coming online more quickly than expected.

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Apple's new 4-inch handset rumored to be named 'iPhone 5e,' sport A8 CPU & 1GB RAM

01/11/2016, 07:01 am

Supply chain scuttlebutt over a new 4-inch iPhone continues to accumulate, with the latest rumors suggesting Apple will name its revamped handset the "iPhone 5e," with the letter 'e' potentially signifying that it is an 'enhanced' version of the iPhone 5s.

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Apple Pay picks up 58 new US card issuers, approaches 1,000

01/05/2016, 11:01 am

Apple on Tuesday updated the list of U.S. Apple Pay card issuers with 58 more financial institutions, putting the company over the 900 mark and within sight of hitting 1,000 later this year.

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What's next for Apple in 2016: a focus on HomeKit, Apple Pay & Maps ecosystems

12/29/2015, 08:12 am

In 2015, Apple dramatically enhanced its ability to make money, and at the same time incrementally dismantled the profit engines of its competitors, leaving them even weaker for their next match in 2016. But Apple has several weaknesses related to the core strength of its existing ecosystems that it needs to address over the coming year if it wants to retain and enhance its brand of excellence that drives sales of its premium, profitable hardware.

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