iPhone users can now reload their Starbucks Card with Apple Pay
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The official Starbucks application for iOS was updated on Wednesday to add support for Apple Pay, allowing users to quickly reload their Starbucks Card with the press of a fingertip.
With integrated Apple Pay support now in version 3.2.1 of the Starbucks app, users can add funds to their Starbucks Card without the need to enter any payment information or passwords. Apple Pay in-app support means a user's credit card information is securely used to complete the transaction.
Apple Pay utilizes the secure credit card enclave found in the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, so support is limited to Apple's latest lineup of iOS devices.
The latest update also enhances the menu within the Starbucks app. Starting with version 3.2.1, users can find additional calorie information on menu items.
The update also enhances the experience for those using Mobile Order & Pay capabilities in Portland, Ore. Finally, various bug and stability issues have also been addressed.
Starbucks was announced as a future supporter of Apple Pay for in-app purchases when the service was unveiled last year. The coffee maker has not indicated that it is planning to install NFC point-of-sale terminals for Apple Pay's tap-to-pay e-wallet functionality, however.