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Topic: Apple Pay

New iPhones can conduct certain NFC transactions even when iOS is not running

09/17/2018, 11:09 pm

The iPhone XS and XS Max, which ship this week, as well as the forthcoming iPhone XR support certain NFC card transactions even when iOS is not running and the host device is powered because it needs to be charged.

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iPhone XS & iPhone XR have improvement to near-field communication, allowing for easier interactions

09/13/2018, 04:09 pm

Apple has updated Core NFC, the iOS system used to perform NFC-based transactions with apps, with the change now allowing for tags that use the technology to be read by an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR without requiring the user to open a relevant app beforehand.

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Apple Pay now available at nearly all 7-Eleven locations in US, rollout to continue through September

09/10/2018, 06:09 pm

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven on Monday provided a progress update on an ongoing Apple Pay rollout, saying that nearly all of its more than 10,000 U.S. locations now support Apple's mobile payments technology.

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How Apple Pay beat the odds because of great design

09/09/2018, 02:09 pm

Rivals have fallen away and while it's taken time to be adopted very widely in the US, it's practically ubiquitous overseas. AppleInsider details the uphill battle to bring us Apple Pay, a fight that started on September 9, 2014.

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Apple Pay delayed in India over data storage and authentication rules

09/06/2018, 08:09 am

Apple customers in India won't be able to use Apple Pay in the country anytime soon, as a report claims a number of roadblocks are preventing the company from setting up its service in the potentially lucrative market.

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Square adds Lightning connector to free credit card reader

08/29/2018, 02:08 pm

Square has updated their free magstripe card reader with a Lightning connector to finally work on the latest iPhone's without using an adapter. Now both a Lightning and 3.5mm audio jack version are available to merchants.

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Apple launches Apple Pay donations, Apple Watch challenge to support US national parks

08/23/2018, 10:08 am

Apple on Thursday announced a pair of initiatives themed around support for the U.S. national park system, above all a pledge to donate some of the proceeds of Apple Pay transactions to the National Park Foundation.

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Costco rolls out Apple Pay support at all US locations

08/20/2018, 10:08 pm

Costco recently completed a months-long nationwide rollout of Apple Pay, and as of Aug. 10, 750 of the company's big box stores support Apple's mobile payment platform at checkout.

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Podcast discusses Apple wanting to use the iPhone as a passport, Apple Pay Cash, teacher iPads

08/10/2018, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Mike talk about an Apple working on technology so the iPhone can be used as a passport, iPads being issued to teachers for reading literacy, and an Apple Pay Cash advertisement that popped up on Apple's YouTube channel.

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Analyst estimates Apple Pay used by 253M people worldwide, 31 percent of iPhone install base

08/09/2018, 05:08 pm

Analyst Gene Munster sees Apple Pay as an increasingly important part of Apple's services category, which has enjoyed record-breaking growth over the past few quarters, estimating the payment solution now has 253 million users worldwide.

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Apple focuses on ease of use in "Just text them the money" Apple Pay ad

08/07/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday uploaded a new Apple Pay-centric ad to its official YouTube channel, showing a conversation between two people squabbling over who gets to pay for dinner.

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Consumer Reports crowns Apple Pay Cash best P2P payments service

08/06/2018, 11:08 pm

Consumer Reports compared five different platforms in the publication's first evaluation of mobile person-to-person payment systems, with Apple Pay Cash emerging the victor over segment rivals including Venmo and Square.

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Apple Pay to arrive in Germany, CVS and 7-11 later this year

07/31/2018, 05:07 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third quarter of 2018, CEO Tim Cook made two announcements regarding Apple Pay's planned expansion for the year.

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Apple Pay may account for half of mobile wallet users by 2020

07/30/2018, 12:07 pm

In two years from now as many as 225 million people may be using Apple Pay on mobile devices, according to research estimates published on Monday.

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Save up to 20% at Hotels.com, Fandango, StubHub, Groupon and more with Apple Pay

07/25/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple Pay users can save up to 20% this week at popular establishments, including Hotels.com, Fandango, StubHub, Groupon, houzz and more during Apple's Summertime Savings with Apple Pay event.

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Apple Pay on the Web rolling out to eBay customers starting in 2018

07/24/2018, 08:07 am

As it continues the move away from a Paypal-only service, Ebay will begin allowing sellers to accept Apple Pay as a payment option before the end of the year.

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Apple highlights Apple Pay Cash in latest ad series

07/13/2018, 12:07 am

Apple on Thursday shared four short commercials touting Apple Pay Cash, the company's in-house person-to-person payments solution that lets users send money to friends, family and other parties with a text.

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Austria may get Apple Pay in 'coming months'

07/11/2018, 09:07 am

Austria will finally get access to Apple Pay in "coming months," according to sources for one of the country's leading newspapers.

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Ten days after launching in Poland, Apple Pay has vastly outpaced Google Pay uptake

07/01/2018, 10:07 am

Despite very small overall marketshare for iPhone in Poland, where Android reportedly makes up 64 percent of all smartphones in use, the newly launched Apple Pay has been a tremendous hit, reaching around 200,000 users in its first ten days.

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Here are all the new Apple Pay card issuers added during 2018

07/01/2018, 09:07 am

Apple is now regularly updating its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay. Here are all the card issuers added this year, in the U.S. and abroad. Updated on Sept. 6 with new domestic additions.

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