Today’s latest news is again related to digital wallet/payment service, now from one of the biggest tech giants called Apple. The company called their payment service as Apple Pay which is now live in the United Kingdom.
Apply Pay allows you to buy things in physical stores, as well as in apps store and online shopping website by simply clicking the Apple Pay button and it will immediately charge the card connected to your account.
In addition, this contactless payment service is supported by more than 250,000 outlets already across the country. Apple has announced last month, that they have already partnered with several big name brands for Apple Pay such as Lidl, M&S, the Post Office, McDonald’s, Boots, Costa, Waitrose, Pret, Subway, KFC, Nando’s, New Look and Starbucks and it is expected to grow in the next few months.
Currently, 8 U.K. banks support Apple Pay. Those banks are American Express, First Direct, HSBC, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank.
Apple Pay is very easy to use, you just need to pair a credit or debit card to your Apple Pay account, and once it is connected, you can simply use your iPhone against a card reader and approve the purchase with your fingerprint. Sounds easy, right?
This is made possible because of the latest technology where Apple inserted an NFC (near field communication) chip to communicate wirelessly with payment terminals from majority of the stores in the UK.
The digital payment service is compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch.