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News: Report: Leaked bank documents show Apply Pay is coming to Brazil

Dan Pye December 12, 2017

Leaked documents from Itaú Bank, one of Brazil’s larger banks, show that Apple Pay will soon be available there, iHelp BR reports. After years of rumors and failed negotiations with that country’s banks, the Twitter handle @ApplePayBR has posted what appears to be the terms and conditions of using Apple Pay with Itaú Bank accounts, the strongest indication yet that Brazil will finally be getting Apple Pay. Itaú Visa Platinum Personnalité…


News: Apple Pay Cash now operational in iOS 11.2

Dan Pye December 5, 2017

After this weekend’s release of iOS 11.2, users were left wondering why Apple Pay Cash was mentioned in the release notes but not actually operational. The release was the first ever to be sent during the weekend — seemingly in response to a December 2 date bug that was causing iPhones to crash — leading to speculation that Apple rushed it out the door to fix the bug before Apple Pay Cash was ready. Now non-beta users are finding the feature…


iOS 11.2 Released With Apple Pay Cash, Faster Wireless Charging

Tyler Lee December 3, 2017

When iOS 11 was released, there were a couple of features that Apple advertised that weren’t launched with it, such as Apple Pay Cash, but that has changed as Apple has since released the update to iOS 11.2. With this update, Apple will finally bring Apple Pay Cash to the iOS platform, as well as support for faster wireless charging.

Wireless charging usually gets a bad rap for being slow, at least compared to regular wired charging, especially with phones feature fast charging abilities these days. However Apple did state that they plan to boost wireless charging speeds with iOS 11.2 and sure enough they have with the latest update.

As for Apple Pay Cash, this is basically P2P payments made using Apple Pay. Users of iOS and Apple Pay will be able to send each other money using their linked debit and/or credit cards, a feature that has been missing on Apple pay for a while. Other companies have already allowed P2P payments, like what Google has done with Gmail, and what Facebook has done with Messenger.

The update will also fix a weird December 2nd bug that causes iPhones to soft reset. The update should already be live so keep an eye out for the prompt, or head on over to the Settings and pull it manually if you can’t wait.

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News: Apple Pay Cash finally appears in iOS 11.2 beta

Dan Pye November 8, 2017

After weeks of speculation about when Apple Pay Cash would be made available to the public and confirmation that Apple employees had been testing it, the feature has finally appeard in the latest iOS 11.2 beta according to an Apple support document. Now users enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program can download the new beta and begin transferring money to one another through the Messages app. The feature only works if the person receiving the…


Apple Pay Cash Launched In Beta

Adnan Farooqui November 7, 2017

A major Apple Pay feature that was announced earlier this year has gone live in beta today. Apple Pay Cash enables users to send and receive money in iMessages on iPhones. The feature has been launched in beta today, enabling person-to-person payments in the iMessage app. The public beta of this feature has been launched today on iOS 11.2 and users can opt in for it via the iOS Public Beta program.

Once they have updated, users will see an Apple Pay button in the apps section of Messages. This will enable them to initiate a payment. The feature can also be triggered by asking for money in a message or tapping on a message from someone else that’s asking for money. Transfers can also be triggered using Siri.

Apple Pay Cash beta is only available for users in the United States who have an iPhone running iOS 11.2. They must have two-factor authentication enabled on their Apple ID for this feature to work.

Users can fund their transfers by using any credit or debit card that they’ve configured in Apple Pay. No service fee is charged for transactions funded by a debit card but an “industry standard” fee will be charged for those funded by credit cards.

It’s going to be a while before this feature gets out of beta. Apple hasn’t said as yet if and when it’s planning to expand Apple Pay Cash to markets outside the United States.

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Adidas Launches A New Mobile Shopping App

Tyler Lee November 7, 2017

Shopping apps are a dime a dozen, and pretty much any retailer worth their salt will have an app of sorts that will allow shoppers to shop using their mobile devices. However for some reason and despite seemingly eagerly embracing new technologies, Adidas has lacked a mobile shopping app of their own.

However that has all changed as the company has since officially announced the launch of their new Adidas app (via Engadget), which in case wasn’t obvious by now will allow users on iOS and Android to shop for Adidas products using their phones. As with a lot of shopping experiences these days, shopping on your Adidas app will be different from that of your friend as it will be tailored depending on the gear you’ve shopped for in the past, the type of sports you play, and so on.

In addition to allowing users to shop with the app, Adidas is hoping that the app will be more than just a shopping app and will fill it with articles, blog posts, videos, and more. Users are also expected to eventually be able to login with their Runtastic account.

According to Joseph Godsey, head of digital brand commerce at Adidas, “The app gets to know the consumer’s sport and style preferences and learns from his or her behaviour and interaction with adidas across all our digital touch points. The most relevant news stories, articles, blog posts, videos and events announcements are surfaced to engage with the consumer on what they are passionate about.”

The app will also allow users to pay using payment platforms like Apple Pay and Android Pay. At the moment the app will be only available to those living in the US and UK, with plans to roll it out to more countries come 2018, so head on over to the iTunes App Store or Google Play for the download.

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News: Apple Pay expanding to four new countries, heading to Ticketmaster, NYC subways, new retailers

Dan Pye October 24, 2017

During the Money 20/20 conference, Apple executive Jennifer Bailey shared plans to launch Apple Pay in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates in the coming days, iMore reports. Bailey also announced a partnership with Ticketmaster to bring contactless tickets to all of its locations and the roll out of Apple Pay to all Albertsons Companies’ 2,300 retail locations in the U.S., including popular grocery store chain Safeway. Bailey…


Apple Pay Launches In Sweden, Finland, Denmark, United Arab Emirates

Tyler Lee October 24, 2017

If contactless payments is something you’re interested in, then you might be pleased to learn that Apple Pay has recently been launched in four new countries. This includes Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and the United Arab Emirates. This hardly covers the whole world but we expect that when there’s money and security involved, things tend to move a bit slower.

As is the case with Apple Pay launches in other parts of the world, the service will be tied to various local banks and also local retailers who will be supporting the payment system at launch. In Denmark, Apple Pay will work with Nordea and Jyse (the latter only support debit cards).

In Sweden and Finland, Apple Pay will be supported by Nordea as well along with ST1 bank. As for the United Arab Emirates, the banks supporting Apple Pay include Emirates Islamic, Emirates NBD, HSBC, mashreq, RAKBANK (Mastercard) and Standard Chartered Bank. We expect that over time more banks and financial institutions will lend their support, as well as retailers, so if you don’t see your favorite bank or retailer, perhaps it will come at a later date.

There are still plenty of countries in which Apple Pay has yet to be supported so if your country isn’t on the list, be patient and it should arrive in due time.

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New York City Will Replace MetroCard With Contactless Payments

Tyler Lee October 23, 2017

It is no secret that contactless payments are starting to become a more popular option compared to using cash or other older methods of payments, such as swiping cards. In fact in several parts of the world, contactless payments have become more or less standard and ubiquitous.

That being said the good news for residents of New York City is that it looks like the city’s subway is expected to start adopting contactless payments on a wider scale, according to a report from the New York Times. A committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has recently approved a $573 million contract for a new fare payment system that will allow contactless payments, such as Apple Pay where users can make payment using their iPhones or Apple Watch.

These new electronic readers will be installed in 500 subway turnstiles and on 600 buses in New York beginning late next year, and is expected to eventually cover the city’s entire subway and bus system by late 2020. This will also eventually replace the current method of using the MetroCard which can be prone to swipe errors, and could also save users time from having to top up their cards when it runs low.

Like we said, this is not the first time contactless systems are being introduced to public transport. Over in cities like London and Tokyo, similar systems have already been put into place.

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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.

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