Android Pay vs Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay: Pros and cons

When you go shopping this holiday season, many of you might be tempted to ditch using your credit cards, or even cash, in favor of one of the mobile payment systems that’s available for smartphones. Starting with Apple Pay, which launched in 2014, and joined later by rivals like Android Pay and Samsung Pay, it’s become more and more popular to pay with your smartphone, whether you are at a physical retail store or online at your favorite shopping web site. But which online payment [Read Entire Story]

You can also use your Apple Watch with Apple Pay Cash

After a brief hiccup due to an unplanned early update, Apple has finally flipped the switch for its much-awaited “person to person” mobile payment system. But since Apple Pay Cash transactions happen on Messages, you might presume it’s only limited to iPhones and iPads. Apple has now released the fine details of the new system and in case you missed … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Pay Cash Officially Launches Today After Early Roll Out to Many Users Yesterday

Apple has announced that Apple Pay Cash officially launches today for all iOS 11.2 users with an eligible iPhone or iPad model in the United States. Apple's peer-to-peer payment service actually began rolling out in iOS 11.2 on Monday, but some users received an error message stating the service was unavailable. The activation issues began to resolve for many users later in the day, although there are still a few lasting reports of activation issues. Apple Pay Cash's official launch [Read Entire Story]

Apple Pay Cash Preview: A Look at Apple’s New Peer-to-Peer Payments Service

Apple Pay Cash, Apple's promised peer-to-peer payments service, is finally here. As of yesterday, U.S. public beta testers and developers running the latest beta of iOS 11.2 are able to use the Apple Pay Cash feature ahead of its official release. With Apple Pay Cash now available for testing, we thought we'd take a close look at the new feature to see just how it works. As it turns out, Apple Pay Cash is dead simple to use, but there are many hidden details about the feature you'll want to [Read Entire Story]

How to Use Apple Pay Cash on iPhone and iPad

Apple Pay Cash, Apple's peer-to-peer payments service, became available for developers and public beta testers in the United States this morning with the release of the second iOS 11.2 public beta. The feature appears to be still rolling out to some users, but most testers who have iOS 11.2 beta 2 installed should be able to access the service. Here's how to use it. Setting Up Apple Pay Cash Open the Wallet app. Tap on the Apple Pay Cash card that appears there. Apple will [Read Entire Story]

Apple Pay Launches in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and UAE

As promised during Apple's third quarter earnings call back in August, Apple Pay today expanded to Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and United Arab Emirates. Debit and credit cards from participating banks can now be added to the Wallet app in each country and can be used to make purchases wherever NFC-based contactless payments are accepted. Apple Pay also works within apps and on the web in countries where Apple Pay is available. In Denmark, Jyske Bank (Visa debit cards only) and Nordea are [Read Entire Story]

ANZ Eftpos Access Cards Now Support Apple Pay in Australia

Eftpos, a debit payments network in Australia, today announced that ANZ eftpos Access cards now feature support for Apple Pay. ANZ is the first bank in Australia to make in-store eftpos mobile payments available to 1.6 million ANZ eftpos Access cardholders through Apple Pay. Visa, American Express, and MasterCard credit and debit cards issued in Australia by participating banks already supported Apple Pay, but the addition of eftpos is notable as it's widely used in the country."Today [Read Entire Story]

Eddy Cue Says He ‘Disagrees Vehemently’ With Those Who Believe Apple’s Pace of Innovation Has Slowed

Just over a decade after the iPhone launched, and six years after Steve Jobs passed, some critics believe that Apple's pace of innovation has slowed. Unsurprisingly, Apple's services chief Eddy Cue doesn't share that opinion. "I disagree vehemently with that and I think we've been incredibly innovative," said Cue, in a recent interview with Indian publication Livemint. Cue pointed out that both the iPad and Apple Watch launched after the iPhone, while noting that revolutionary products [Read Entire Story]

Apple Extends Internal iOS 11.1 Apple Pay Cash Testing to Retail Employees

Starting in early October, Apple corporate employees in the United States began testing Apple Pay Cash internally in the iOS 11.1 beta, suggesting the person-to-person Apple Pay feature could be introduced in iOS 11.1 despite its current absence from the iOS 11.1 developer beta. Apple has now expanded its internal Apple Pay Cash feature to its retail employees, making it available to a much wider range of people for testing purposes. Retail employees gained access to the feature today [Read Entire Story]

Apple Pay Cash Expected To Launch This October

Back in June during the WWDC, Apple introduced a new way to send and receive money with Apple Pay Cash. According to the company’s website, we may not see this feature until late October. At the bottom of the Apple Watch Series 1 website, a footnote details that Apple will release the person-to-person payment system in late October. The payment system will allow users to send or receive money with friends and family via Messages app or Siri. Users will be able to pay someone using the [Read Entire Story]

Apple Files Trademark Application for Apple Pay Cash Peer-to-Peer Payments Service in European Union

Apple has filed a trademark application in the European Union for Apple Pay Cash, the company's new iMessage-based peer-to-peer payments service coming with iOS 11. Unearthed by tech blog LetsGoDigital, the application was filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on Thursday and is classified as "computer software for use in connection with electronic payment and funds transfers". By integrating with iMessage in iOS 11, Apple Pay Cash will enable users to make [Read Entire Story]

Apple Files Trademark Application for Apple Pay Cash Peer-to-Peer Payments Service in EU

Apple has filed a trademark application in the European Union for Apple Pay Cash, the company's new iMessage-based peer-to-peer payments service coming with iOS 11. Unearthed by tech blog LetsGoDigital, the application was filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on Thursday and is classified as "computer software for use in connection with electronic payment and funds transfers". By integrating with iMessage in iOS 11, Apple Pay Cash will enable users to make [Read Entire Story]

Chipotle’s Order-Ahead App Will Accept Apple Pay Later This Year

Deloitte this week announced it has been selected to redesign Chipotle Mexican Grill's mobile ordering app for iOS and Android. Chipotle plans to launch the new apps in the fall of 2017, and one of the key new features will include in-app support for Apple Pay and Android Pay. The burrito chain launched its mobile ordering app way back in 2009, allowing customers to order ahead of time and skip the line upon arrival. Existing payment options include credit cards and Chipotle gift [Read Entire Story]

Apple Pay Could Launch in Germany as Early as Next Month

Hints about when Apple Pay is coming to Germany have been few and far between over the last year, with negotiations between Apple and German banks allegedly stalling due to conflicting views over fees and controls. The last rumor came back in May and suggested that Apple Pay would launch in the country in the fall or winter, but today one MacRumors reader provided us with another potential hint that Apple is gearing up to introduce its mobile payment system in Germany imminently. While [Read Entire Story]

JCPenney Apple Pay Support Goes Live Properly

U.S. retail giant JCPenny is now properly offering Apple Pay support to customers at all of its locations across the United States. The department store chain announced today that full Apple Pay support is now available at its stores, even store-branded credit cards and associated rewards points are supported with Apple Pay now. JCPenny was actually one of the first retailers to run a pilot program for Apple Pay. It started doing that back in November 2015.However, even though it was expected to [Read Entire Story]

JCPenney Now Accepts Apple Pay Nationwide, Integrates With Own Credit Card and Loyalty Program

American department store chain JCPenney today announced it now accepts Apple Pay at all of its stores across the United States. The retailer said Apple Pay in the JCPenney app for iPhone and iPad is coming soon as well. JCPenney also said it will make its credit card available on Apple Pay, which enables customers to earn shopping points through its JCPenney Rewards loyalty program, directly in the Wallet app on iPhone.JCPenney point-of-sale registers now process all Apple Pay supported [Read Entire Story]

Apple Launches Large-Scale Apple Pay Promotional Campaign in China

Apple today launched a large-scale promotion in China offering special discounts for consumers who use Apple Pay, in the company's latest bid to counter the dominance of rival digital wallets in the country. Between July 18 and 24, Apple device owners who use the mobile payment system to make purchases in participating merchants across mainland China will receive concessions of up to 50 percent and as much as 50 times the usual number of reward points for credit cards, according to Apple's [Read Entire Story]

Greenlight’s MasterCard Now Supports Apple Pay

Last week, Greenlight has decided to work with Apple Pay so parents can control and monitor their kids’ spending. If you’re not too familiar with Greenlight, Greenlight is a MasterCard debit card for kids that parents can manage using their iPhone. This card allows parents to add money and select the stores their kids can use the card. The card is protected by a PIN number and all Greenlight accounts are FDIC insured in the US by the Community Federal Savings Bank. Since the company [Read Entire Story]

Greenlight’s Smart MasterCard Debit Card for Kids Now Supports Apple Pay

Greenlight today announced that its smart MasterCard debit card for kids now supports Apple Pay and can be used in over 120 countries. Greenlight is a MasterCard debit card for kids that parents can manage using their smartphones. Parents can top up the card with money instantly, from anywhere, and then specify the exact stores where a child can spend. There's also a Spend Anywhere tab for parents that trust their children's spending habits. With Apple Pay support, kids no longer have to [Read Entire Story]

Apple Announces ‘Lose Your Wallet’ Apple Pay Shopping Event With Merchant Discounts in San Francisco

Apple has announced a special shopping event, called "Lose Your Wallet," to be held in San Francisco next weekend, on June 23-25, with a collection of discounts for Apple Pay users. In Hayes Valley and the Marina anyone who has Apple Pay set up on their iPhone or Apple Watch will be able to take advantage of the exclusive discounts and offers at a variety of merchants (via Apple Insider). Some of the Hayes Valley merchants with exclusive Apple Pay offers running next weekend include Aether [Read Entire Story]

Exxon’s Speedpass+ App Lets You Pay At The Pump Using Apple Pay

If you happen to fill up your car at Exxon gas stations and own an Apple Watch, there’s good new for you, Exxon has updated it Speedpass+ app and now supports Apple Pay. Apple Watch users will now be able to pay for their gas using Apple Pay and Exxon’s Speedpass+ app. In order to do this, users will have to run watchOS 3 on their smartwatch and download the Speedpass+ app. Once the app is installed, users will have to create an account. While at the gas station users will have to [Read Entire Story]

Apple Pay Launches for HSBC Australia and 20+ U.S. Banks

HSBC has launched Apple Pay support for customers in Australia for the first time, enabling any Visa and MasterCard branded credit card issued by the bank to be added to Apple's mobile wallet. HSBC said the majority of its customers' credit card payments are already contactless and it expects Apple Pay will be quickly embraced as part of the wider shift towards tap-and-go payments. "Our customers have told us they want to be able to use Apple Pay in Australia, and we're proud to be able [Read Entire Story]