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New PayFinders app for locating Apple Pay merchants reports 750% increase in users in two days

12/27/2015, 06:12 pm

A new app designed to crowdsource an interactive map of businesses that accept Apple Pay just reported adding 12,673 new merchants in North America, 95 percent of them being small businesses. In parallel, its developer reported that the new app's users have increased an incredible 750 percent over the past two days, indicating a lot of interest in Apple Pay.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple's corporate shakeup, next-gen iPhones and iPads, Apple Pay in China & more

12/19/2015, 04:12 am

News somehow managed to keep up the pace right before the Christmas break, with major seat changes at Apple and hints at future products, including new iPads and the so-called iPhone 7.

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Apple announces Apple Pay partnership with China UnionPay, expects 'early 2016' launch

12/17/2015, 08:12 pm

Apple on Thursday announced it has reached an agreement with Chinese bankcard processor UnionPay to offer Apple Pay services in China early next year, opening the iOS-based mobile payments product to an increasingly important -- and vast -- Asian market.

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Apple Pay picks up 66 new banks, BJ's Wholesale Club store cards

12/15/2015, 12:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday added another 66 financial institutions to its list of U.S. card issuers for Apple Pay, as well as promised support for BJ's Wholesale Club store cards.

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Walmart launches QR code mobile payment system to rival Apple Pay

12/10/2015, 02:12 am

Walmart on Wednesday announced it will be entering the mobile payments business with a branded system called Walmart Pay, a direct competitor to existing solutions from the likes of Apple, Alphabet and Samsung.

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This week on AppleInsider: Samsung pays out, 4-inch iPhone rumors, World AIDS Day & more

12/05/2015, 04:12 am

The aftermath of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday kept news relatively quiet, but rumors of a new 4-inch iPhone persisted, and Samsung finally agreed to pay out $548 million to Apple -- with conditions.

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Apple Pay picks up 40 new supporting US banks, total nears 800 mark

12/02/2015, 12:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday added another 40 U.S. banks to the list compatible with Apple Pay, bringing the total close to 800 as it prepares to improve merchant support as well.

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Apple likely to lose money on person-to-person money transfers through Apple Pay

12/01/2015, 10:12 am

If Apple does indeed get into rumored person-to-person money transfers via Apple Pay, the company stands to lose money on each transaction in the short term, accepting the losses as a way to further drive adoption of its mobile payment service, analysts believe.

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JCPenney tests Apple Pay for store cards, plans full rollout in spring 2016

11/30/2015, 03:11 pm

U.S. big-box retailer JCPenney is currently testing Apple Pay support for its store cards, with plans for an official introduction sometime in the spring of next year, a shopper's anecdote indicated on Monday.

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Apple, China UnionPay have 'preliminary' agreement on Apple Pay, report says

11/25/2015, 09:11 am

Apple has allegedly reached a tentative agreement with China UnionPay, which could see Apple Pay come to China via UnionPay's 5 million or more NFC-equipped point-of-sale terminals.

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PSA: Don't use P2P money transfer services like Venmo with people you don't know

11/24/2015, 03:11 pm

While smartphone-based person-to-person payment services are convenient, they aren't necessarily a secure or guaranteed way to receive money. If you're doing business with an unknown person, such as selling an item on Craigslist, you should just stick to cash. Here's why.

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Apple Pay to reportedly launch in China by February

11/23/2015, 11:11 pm

Rumors of Apple's entry into the Chinese mobile payments market gained momentum on Monday, as sources reportedly told Dow Jones and other outlets current plans hold for an Apple Pay launch by February 2016.

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Square launches NFC mobile card reader with Apple Pay support

11/23/2015, 11:11 am

Square on Monday officially launched a new mobile card reader compatible with Apple Pay, something that could potentially boost the latter platform's support outside of major retail chains.

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MasterCard offers Londoners free Monday rides for using Apple Pay

11/23/2015, 09:11 am

In a special promotion, MasterCard is briefly letting people ride the Transport for London network for free on Mondays so long as they use Apple Pay.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple Pay, 4-inch iPhones, iPad Pro woes & more

11/21/2015, 06:11 am

The biggest news this week revolved mostly around Apple Pay, but there was also an official Apple Watch dock launch, problems with the iPad Pro, and more rumors of a 4-inch iPhone.

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Apple reminds iPhone users about Apple Pay in new Guided Tour video

11/20/2015, 07:11 pm

In an ongoing effort to inform consumers about Apple Pay services, Apple on Friday released a video detailing step-by-step how-to guide for iPhone 6 and 6s process and touting the protocol's security, ease of use and features.

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Samsung wows investors with futuristic tech that Apple's iPhone is already delivering

11/20/2015, 05:11 am

Speaking at Samsung Electronics' 2015 Investors Forum, a series of company executives spent hours saying very little, while talking about "innovations" such as phase detection Focus Pixels and camera sensor Deep Trench Isolation that iPhones already have.

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Of 101M iPhones now in U.S installed base, 62% are iPhone 6 models with Apple Pay support

11/19/2015, 05:11 pm

According to research by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the installed base of iPhones in the United States has now reached 101 million. Somewhat incredibly, the majority of these phones now in use are iPhone 6 (or newer) models with support for Apple Pay via Touch ID.

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Apple Pay launches in Australia with limited card & retailer support

11/18/2015, 03:11 pm

On Thursday local time Apple launched Apple Pay in Australia, relying on the same American Express partnership it used to introduce the platform to Canada earlier in the week.

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Apple Pay coming to Domino's by year's end, Cinnabon in 2016

11/17/2015, 06:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday confirmed company-owned Domino's pizza outlets will be accepting Apple Pay by the end of 2015, while Cinnabon plans to integrate the mobile payments solution in its stores in 2016.

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