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  • New Report Claims Apple Pay to Launch in the U.K. by This Summer


    Since Apple launched its mobile payment system late last year, we would say itís been successful to say the least as more and more companies are starting to incorporate it. Apple has stated in the past that they have plans on expanding the mobile payment system internationally, but no set date was ever noted. However, a new report recently claimed that Apple is finalizing its steps of launching the mobile payment system in the U.K. by this summer. If this is truly the case, then U.K. would be the first company to offer Apple Pay internationally.

    The Telegraph was told by sources that the Cupertino-based company would be announcing the expansion during this yearís WWDC, which is now only a day away. Apparently the official start of the service should be in about two months. According to The Telegraph, contactless payment in the United Kingdom skyrocketed to approximately $3.51 billion (2.3 billion pounds) last year, even though the general consumer based was not interested in contactless payment.

    Since the U.K. already has NFC equipped systems in many retailers, incorporating Apple Pay should not be much of an upgrade. When Apple Pay first launched in the U.S. however, there was an issue with the infrastructure as U.S. didnít really have contactless payments set up at retail locations. Apple has yet to confirm anything yet but with WWDC only a day away, we can expect them to touch on this topic.

    Source: The Telegraph
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Report Claims Apple Pay to Launch in the U.K. by This Summer started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      woot with this and the the rumor of the new Apple music streaming service being available in the UK looks like Apple has realised there is a big wide world outside the US

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    1. fluffybunnyabc's Avatar
      fluffybunnyabc -
      It's about time! Do we think this will be in ios9 or will it work on iOS 8.4 because this and a jailbreak will be awesome, but to all you Americans is using Apple pay safe with a jailbreak?
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fluffybunnyabc View Post
      It's about time! Do we think this will be in ios9 or will it work on iOS 8.4 because this and a jailbreak will be awesome, but to all you Americans is using Apple pay safe with a jailbreak?
      I'm jailbroken on 8.1.2 and use Apple Pay on iPhone 6 Plus without any issues.
    1. fluffybunnyabc's Avatar
      fluffybunnyabc -
      Cool as long as I don't have open ssh then I can't see how anyone could get my details then.
      Come on then Apple bring it to the Brits