In preparation of Giving Tuesday, a global philanthropic movement now in its sixth year, Apple on Monday sent out emails informing customers that they can donate to their favorite charitable causes using Apple Pay.
Australian grocer Woolworths this month became the first retailer in the country to link its rewards card with Apple Wallet, allowing customers to load and redeem points and discounts via the digital wallet system.
Apple appears to be shipping cases separately than the iPhone X — with some reports seeing expected deliveries of the protective enclosures more than a month before the sought-after OLED phone arrives.
As promised earlier this year, Apple Pay on Tuesday expanded its international presence with activations in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates, bringing the total number of countries supporting the service up to 20.
The Bank of New Zealand on Tuesday local time activated Apple Pay integration for customers living in New Zealand, making it the second major financial institution to provide support for Apple's service in the region.
The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday approved a new $573 million contract that will see subway turnstiles support contactless payment services, including Apple Pay on iPhone and Apple Watch.
Apple Pay should be launching in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates within a matter of days, and the service is also arriving at more U.S. merchants, platform executive Jennifer Bailey revealed at Sunday's Money 20/20 conference.
Electronic payment and money transfer network eftpos on Tuesday announced contactless payments, or tap to pay, compatibility with Apple Pay through cards issued by Australia and New Zealand banking group (ANZ), allowing customers the option of paying for items with their checking and savings accounts.
A report suggests that Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri's declaration that Apple Pay would come to Sweden before the end of the year is happening sooner rather than later, with a launch possible in the last full week of October.
Apple has reportedly extended an internal test of its forthcoming Apple Pay Cash feature to include retail employees, a report said Friday, suggesting the peer-to-peer payments solution is ripe for public release.
U.S. bank Wells Fargo on Tuesday annnounced that it's now supporting NFC-based authentication — including Apple Pay — at over 5,000 ATMs, letting people use the machines without having a debit card handy.
The Bank of New Zealand, better known as BNZ, on Monday announced it will become the second major financial institution to support Apple Pay in New Zealand, further expanding the fledgling payment solution's reach into smaller international markets.