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Topic: Apple Pay

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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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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