Apple this week continued its weekly Apple Pay promotional campaign with a new offer from sports apparel and accessory purveyor Fanatics, which is granting a discount on purchases paid for with Apple's payments service.
Tesla has started accepting Apple Pay for the $1,000 deposit on the Model 3 — the automaker's first EV aimed at the mass market, already in a huge production backlog because of demand and slow production.
Apple is holding another limited time promotion to encourage iPhone owners to use Apple Pay, this time providing a discount of $5 off the purchase of two tickets via Fandango if the transaction is performed through Apple's payment platform.
Apple Pay Cash is showing up in the Messages app for certain iOS users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain, suggesting an international rollout of Apple's peer-to-peer money transfer service is in the offing.
Apple Pay is continuing to grow year-on-year, according to research by Loup Ventures, but while the adoption rate for Apple Pay by its users has reportedly jumped, it is claimed the mobile payments service is still being used by a relatively small proportion of iPhone users.
Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company's peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December.
Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a bit of color on the company's wearables business during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, saying combined Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones revenue is nearing that of a Fortune 300 company.