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Apple Pay India Launch Confirmed By Eddy Cue

Adnan Farooqui October 16, 2017


Senior Apple executive Eddy Cue has confirmed that the company is developing Apple Pay for India. It’s going to bring its mobile payments service to one of the most lucrative smartphone markets on the planet. It was only a matter of time before the company did that, given that some competing mobile payment services are already operating in India.

“We’re working on it, but no date to announce at this point,” Eddy Cue told Livemint, adding that “We like to announce a date that we know is a 100 percent.” What that means is that it’s unlikely we’ll get a confirmed release date out of Apple at any point in the immediate future.

Cue also mentioned that it’s difficult to scale up Apple Pay globally and that the company is going to do that by focusing on one market at a time. It takes time because Apple has to negotiate with local banks and card issuers, they’re not always willing to play ball.

India may be a significant smartphone market but Apple is by no means the leader there. However, Apple has recently been focusing on improving its retail presence in the country and there has also been talk of iPhone production in India.

It certainly operating with a long-term view on the Indian market and it makes perfect sense of its mobile payments service to be a part of those efforts as well.

Apple Pay India Launch Confirmed By Eddy Cue , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: Cue talks Apple plans to bring more Indian content to Apple Music

Dan Pye October 16, 2017

During a tour of India that included meeting with Bollywood stars and the announcement of new Mac labs at KM Music Conservatories, Apple SVP Eddy Cue said the company has a big interest in bringing more Indian music to Apple Music and introducing it to the outside world, The Economic Times of India reports. Apple has been pushing to enter India’s market on multiple fronts, and Cue said Apple is working with new and existing artists to make sure…

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News: Apple expands Apple Pay Cash testing to retail employees

Dan Pye October 16, 2017

After encouraging some of its corporate employees in the U.S. to test Apple Pay Cash on iOS 11.1, Apple has expanded trial use of the person-to-person money transfer system to retail employees, MacRumors reports. The feature is still absent from the iOS 11.1 developer betas, but Apple’s retail retail employees have been given access to both the beta and “an additional internal-only beta profile to unlock the Apple Pay Cash feature.”…

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Wells Fargo ATMs Get Support For Apple Pay, Android Pay, And Samsung Pay

Adnan Farooqui October 10, 2017


Wells Fargo today announced that its debit card customers can now use its more than 5,000 ATMs across the country without actually having their card on them. That’s because the company’s ATMs now have support for leading tap and pay mobile payment services such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. This NFC functionality will be offered on over 5,000 ATMs in the United States.

The user first has to launch their preferred payment service and select the appropriate debit card. They then hold their phone or wearable device near an NFC-enabled ATM terminal and enter their PIN. This is all they need to complete the transaction. This feature has support for Wells Fargo Wallet for Android, Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay.

Wells Fargo customers can already use the bank’s ATMs without having a physical card. All they need to do is generate a one-time access code through the bank’s app. This feature was launched in March this year.

Wells Fargo is aiming to bring the NFC-enabled functionality to more than 13,000 ATMs across the country by 2019. It will be upgrading the rest of the machines by then. ATMs that are enabled for this feature will have a contactless symbol decal on the front.

Wells Fargo ATMs Get Support For Apple Pay, Android Pay, And Samsung Pay , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: Apple employees reportedly testing out Apple Pay Cash

Dan Pye October 4, 2017

Some of Apple’s corporate employees in the U.S. are testing Apple Pay Cash on iOS 11.1, MacRumors reports. A source claims Apple’s workers have been using the direct money transfer system after downloading iOS 11.1, installing an added beta profile and then getting their Apple IDs whitelisted by the company. The process only works when both users have the proper permissions, and attempts to send money to those outside the loop result in…

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Apple Pay Cash Reportedly Enters Testing Phase

Tyler Lee October 3, 2017

While Apple Pay has been used to make purchases in stores and also online, one of the features that was lacking was the ability to use it to send other people money, which is a feature that we’ve seen from other platforms like Gmail, Facebook Messenger, and so on, but that was something that Apple was going to change with Apple Pay Cash.

The good news is that according to reports, the feature could be close to launching as Apple employees are reportedly testing the feature internally. Apple Pay Cash was one of the features that Apple announced would be part of iOS 11, and as you can see in the screenshot above it lets users send money to each other.

However the feature was not launched alongside iOS 11 and was instead set for a release at a later date. This is similar to what Apple has done in the past with other iOS features, like Portrait Mode for the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple did not provide a specific date as to when Apple Pay Cash would be released, but if it really is being tested internally, it could be moving closer towards a release.

It is expected that Apple could release it with the iOS 11.1 update which could be released in November alongside the iPhone X, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more information regarding a release so check back with us again in the near future.

Apple Pay Cash Reportedly Enters Testing Phase , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: Apple registers international trademark for Apple Pay Cash, expected to launch later in fall

Dan Pye October 2, 2017

While Apple teased the ability to send money through Messages with Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 during its WWDC presentation, the feature didn’t roll out along with those new operating systems. The feature hasn’t made its way into recent iOS or watchOS betas either, but that doesn’t mean Apple isn’t still working to get it out. Apple still lists the feature as “coming this fall” on its iPhone 8 website,…

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Apple’s Peer-To-Peer Payment Service Could Be Coming To Europe

Tyler Lee September 3, 2017

At WWDC 2017 earlier this year, Apple announced iOS 11 which will obviously bring about some changes to the platform. One of those changes is being made to Apple Pay in which Apple will introduce a peer-to-peer payment service which will allow users to transfer money to each other.

Prior to this, Apple Pay was largely used to make payments for purchases at retailers, but with P2P support, users will soon be able to make payments to each other. However the feature was originally announced for the US, but it seems that it could expand to Europe pretty soon thanks to a recent trademark filing which hints at a Europe launch.

The filing was made with the EU IPO for a service called “Apple Pay Cash”. Details are unclear but this is clearly got to do with the P2P payment service that Apple announced earlier this year. For those hearing about this for the first time, how it works is that money will be sent to the user’s Wallet app where it can then be redeemed for Apple Pay purchases or sent to the user’s bank account.

As it stands Apple Pay for Europe is available in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland, so it makes sense that Apple Pay Cash would launch in the region as well. We expect more details will be revealed soon, possibly during Apple’s 12th of September iPhone event, so check back with us then for more updates.

Apple’s Peer-To-Peer Payment Service Could Be Coming To Europe , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple Now Accepting WeChat Pay In China

Tyler Lee August 30, 2017

As much as we’re sure that companies like Apple and Google would love to enforce their own set of rules when it comes to using their apps and services, sometimes certain concessions have to be made in order for them to operate in certain countries, or if they’re hoping to appeal to the local market.

Over in China it seems that Apple is indeed making such a concession as they have started to allow users in China to use WeChat Pay as a method of payment when it comes to purchases in the App Store and also for Apple Music subscription. This means that users in China who might not prefer to use Apple Pay will now have an alternative to their payment method.

In a statement made to China Money Network, the Cupertino company was quoted as saying, “We are glad to offer users in mainland China the option of WeChat Pay for their favorite mobile app or Apple Music products. We continue to be dedicated to providing multiple simple and convenient payment methods for customers within the Apple ecosystem.”

As it stands WeChat is one of the more popular messaging apps used in China and parts of Asia. The app is more than just a messenger as it has allowed users to do all kinds of activities such as booking doctor appointments, purchasing real estate, requesting for spiritual services, taking out personal loans, and so on, so it is understandable that by allowing WeChat Pay to be used as an alternative, Apple is hoping to encourage more Chinese users onto its platform.

Apple Now Accepting WeChat Pay In China , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple Pulls Apple Pay Support From Hate Websites

Tyler Lee August 16, 2017

Following the events in Charlottesville, it seems that Apple has decided to take a stand and according to a report from BuzzFeed News, the Cupertino company has pulled support for Apple Pay from hate websites, such as websites belonging to white nationalists and hate groups who might be selling paraphernalia on their websites.

However this move shouldn’t be too surprising. While Apple did not comment on the removal of support, a company spokesperson did point BuzzFeed News towards Apple’s guidelines for using Apple Pay, which basically forbids the integration of Apple Pay into websites that “promotes hate, violence, or intolerance based on race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.”

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has also publicly spoken about the events on Twitter where he wrote, “We’ve seen the terror of white supremacy & racist violence before,” Cook wrote. “It’s a moral issue – an affront to America. We must all stand against it.” Cook also posted a separate tweet condemning the violence at Charlottesville, “Heartbreaking scenes in #Charlottesville. Violence and racism have no place in America.”

Apple isn’t alone in their removal of support for services as other payment providers, such as PayPal, have said that they are working towards blocking “sites that accept payments or raise funds to promote hate, violence and intolerance.”

Apple Pulls Apple Pay Support From Hate Websites , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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