Apple Pay to launch in UAE, Denmark, Finland & Sweden later this year

Apple announced during yesterday’s earnings call with Wall Street analysts and investors that its contactless mobile payments system is coming to customers in the United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Finland and Sweden before the end of this calendar year…. Read the rest of this post here



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Apple Store app gains iOS 10 rich notifications, purchasing from Apple Watch

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Apple’s official mobile shopping app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch was refreshed Friday with a pair of new features adding rich notification support on iOS 10 and buying accessories from Favorites with Apple Pay using one-tap authorization on your wrist via your Apple Watch.

Grab the Apple Store app at no charge from the App Store…. Read the rest of this post here



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Apple Pay expands in Hong Kong with support from Amex, Visa and MasterCard

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Apple Pay expansion in international markets has accelerated lately, with the mobile payment system launching in France yesterday and now, just 24 hours later, in Hong Kong. According to Apple Pay’s Hong Kong website, the service is supported at launch by all three major credit card companies: Visa, American Express and MasterCard, with cards issued by Hang Seng Bank, Bank of China (Hong Kong), DBS Bank (Hong Kong), HSBC, Standard Chartered and AmEx…. Read the rest of this post here



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Apple Pay goes live in Switzerland with Visa and MasterCard support

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As rumored, Apple’s mobile payment system on Thursday went live in Switzerland, its seventh country, expanding the European footprint for Apple Pay beyond the United Kingdom. The firm announced the service is available with initial support for MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards issued by Bonus Card, Corner Bank and Swiss Bankers, with additional banks and credit card issuers to be added at a later stage. Apple Pay boss, Jennifer Bailey, said the company plans to bring Apple Pay to every major market in which its products are sold…. Read the rest of this post here



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You can now use MyCokeRewards with Apple Pay (and score a free Coke)

Last year Apple rebranded its Passbook app as Wallet and boosted Apple Pay by adding support for loyalty cards. Coca-Cola started accepting Apple Pay debit and credit cards at many of its vending machines around the same time, and now its loyalty card is catching up. Customers can add the MyCokeRewards loyalty card to Apple Pay and receive a free drink in return.

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Apple Watch Diary: Apple Pay saved the day when I left my wallet at home

Going out without your wallet or purse is something most of us have done at some time or another. When I did it four or five years ago, it was a complete pain as it was on a Saturday afternoon and no banks were open.

Picture the scene: I’m on my own in the car, call into a gas station to refuel, get to the till and … no wallet. Not the most convenient of times to discover one’s absent-mindedness. Fortunately I have a great bank. I called them, and they gave me an authorization number to give to the gas station attendant, who was able to put the transaction through.

But when I managed to leave my wallet at home on Friday evening, Apple Pay made it a non-event …

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Rumor: Apple to announce Apple Pay for websites at WWDC

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Apple is preparing to take on Pay Pal and others by expanding Apple Pay to the web, reports Digital Trends. Citing an anonymous source, the outlet claims that the company will announce that it’s launching Apple Pay for websites during its WWDC keynote on Monday.

The report offers up few details about how web-based Apple pay will work, and whether or not it’ll be compatible with non-Touch ID devices. The site does say, however, that the service will initially be limited to select retail partners, and it’ll be much faster than PayPal…. Read the rest of this post here



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WWDC 2016 preview: How to watch & what to expect at Apple’s event on Monday

What will Apple unveil at its event this Monday, June 13 to kick off WWDC 2016? Below we roundup the latest reports along with some of our own information on what Apple is currently planning for the keynote.

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MCX announces it’s ending CurrentC beta test, postponing further releases

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MCX (the Merchant Consortium Exchange) has notified testers that it will be ending its CurrentC beta test soon. The Consumerist on Tuesday shared an email sent by the company, telling users that it’s going to shut down the mobile payment service on June 28.

On that day, all active accounts will be disabled and beta testers will not be able to access their accounts through the CurrentC app. Worse than that, the email also says that MCX is postponing further releases of CurrentC, and there are no plans for an official launch…. Read the rest of this post here



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Apple Pay rival MCX ending CurrentC beta test, deactivating all user accounts

After laying off some 30 employees last month, The Merchant Consortium Exchange, or MCX, announced today that it is ending its the ongoing CurrentC beta test and postponing all future releases. The beta test will be suspended on June 28th, according to an email sent to beta testers in Columbus, Ohio and obtained by The Consumerist.

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