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]

Santander Bank in U.S. Now Supports Apple Pay With MasterCard Branded Credit and Debit Cards

Santander Bank recently announced that it is launching Apple Pay support to its customers in the United States for the first time, allowing any MasterCard branded credit or debit card distributed by Santander to be added to Apple's mobile wallet. After being added in Apple Pay, Santander MasterCard holders can use the service on a compatible iPhone to pay at participating retailers, purchase items within apps, or shop on the web. Santander said that Apple Pay is one of many customer-focused [Read Entire Story]

Apple Pay Expands to Taiwan

Apple Pay is rolling out to Taiwanese customers starting today, reports The China Post. Seven banks in Taiwan are supporting Apple Pay at launch according to Apple's Taiwanese Apple Pay website, including Cathay United Bank, CTBC Bank, E. Sun Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank, Taishin International Bank, and Union Bank of Taiwan. Apple Pay is available to all Visa and MasterCard holders who bank with the above listed institutions. The payments service will [Read Entire Story]

Apple Pay Launches in Ireland for KBC, Ulster Bank and Boon Customers

Apple Pay became available in Ireland this morning, marking the 14th country to accept Apple's payments service. Visa and MasterCard holders that bank with KBC and Ulster Bank can use Apple Pay in the country, and the service also works with the Boon prepay system. Apple Pay is available to all customers with an iPhone SE, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, or an iPhone 5 or later when paired with the Apple Watch. Apple Pay can also be used within apps and on the web with an eligible [Read Entire Story]

ING and Macquarie Now Support Apple Pay in Australia

Both ING Direct and Macquarie have implemented support for Apple Pay in Australia, according to Apple's updated Apple Pay website in the country. Starting today, both ING Direct and Macquarie customers can use Apple Pay for purchases in participating stores and locations with an eligible device. Apple Pay support at the two banks comes more than a year after Apple Pay first became available in the country through a partnership with American Express. The service is available in retail [Read Entire Story]

Japanese iPhone 7 Plus “Race” Ad

Apple has a new 30-second ad spot featuring the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus. The ad is solely for Japan since launching Apple Pay in October. This new fast pace ad featuring two men racing to catch a train, one has an iPhone 7 Plus, which he uses to purchase a train ticket using Apple Pay and boards the train immediately, while the other man without an iPhone or Apple Pay watches these transactions take place from the train platform. The special chip supporting Sony-developed FeliCa mobile payment [Read Entire Story]

How to Buy Starbucks with iPhone

How to Buy Starbucks with iPhone is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile. Advancements in technology improve even activities that we didn’t know needed improving in the first place. For the last few years now, the Starbucks for iPhone app has been a perfectly good example of this reality. Very few people said they wanted to buy Starbucks with iPhone before the worldwide coffee chain rolled out the feature. 1 in 3 people that visit a Starbucks use the company’s mobile pay functionality, [Read Entire Story]