Contactless payment system PASMO recently activated support for Apple Pay and Apple's Express Transit feature, enabling users to utilize a range of public transportation options without unlocking their iPhone or Apple Watch.
Apple Pay transactions could take place without needing to use NFC, as more evidence surfaces that Apple is strongly considering allowing in-store purchases to take place by securely scanning QR codes.
German bank association Sparkasse has finally introduced support for Apple Pay to its giro card, a debit card claimed to be the most popular of its type in the country, and a major milestone for Apple's mobile payments platform.
On August 20, 2019, Apple officially launched Apple Card with any US citizen able to apply. Since then it's been a hit, but it's faced controversy over everything from low reward rates to alleged sex discrimination.
Apple is preparing to roll out Apple Pay support for Catalyst apps with the release of iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur later this year, a move that will allow developers to easily deploy streamlined in-app payment experiences across both operating systems.