JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday notified customers of its Chase Pay mobile payments solution that the service will soon be unavailable for in-store use, leaving a once-touted payments platform dead on a road already littered with failed products.
Apple is promoting Apple Pay with a charitable offer to users based in the United States, with a pledge to donate $10 to the National Parks Foundation for customers spending money at Apple Stores using the mobile payments platform until Aug. 25.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about the Apple Card, whether you should trust the latest iPhone leaks, and about how Facebook has been listening to your voice chats on Messenger.
Apple Card is out now for a select few people, and it will be available for the rest of us later this month. Even before you get yours, though, we've got the important details of how to apply for it — and how you should or should not use it.
While it's likely to remain a distant second in terms of overall transactions, Apple Pay is poised to narrow the volume gap with rival platform PayPal in next few years, according to Morgan Stanley analysts.
An unknown problem is causing difficulties with very many of Apple's iCloud services and is also affecting retail stores which are reportedly unable to complete sales. Update: Apple has now restored many of the 21 services.
Last week, Facebook announced Calibra, a subsidiary of the social network that will introduce a digital wallet for Libra, a new blockchain currency for use by anyone who can use Messenger and WhatsApp, even those without access to fundamental financial services. AppleInsider compares what Facebook's offering will provide with Apple Pay and its plethora of payment options.
After pulling support for Apple Pay and other contactless payment products in April, JCPenney earlier in June reactivated the Apple service at its point-of-sale terminals, allowing customers to once again pay for clothes and other items with their iPhone and Apple Watch.