Another mixed bag of loosely Apple based discussion. The pitfalls of using iOS for podcast production, finally running with nothing more than an Apple Watch, Simons been installing more Beta updates, and you can get arrested at McDonalds for using an Apple watch. Plus a load more other nonsense..
It missed March, but Barclays has finally activated Apple Pay for its customers. The UK’s biggest bank flipped the switch on the service today. Wonder if this is the start of the death knell for it’s beleaguered “BPay” service?
Square’s new NFC reader is now available from Apple Stores. It’lltake regular magstripe cards as well as NFC solutions like wave to pay cards, android pay, and yes Apple pay.
MasterCard is going all out for the next few mondays to really promote Apple Pay. For the next few weeks Apple Pay and MasterCard customers can ride public transportation for free if they use Apple pay to ride. Called fare Mondays the MasterCard scheme asks the people pay for their tube, rail or bus journey using their MasterCard on Apple Pay.
Depending on your view 2016 isn’t that far away or it’s far enough away. If you’re a Barclays bank customer wishing to use Apple Pay 2016 might seem like an eternity.
HSBC has gone ahead and confirmed the launch on behalf of its smartphone-making partner, with tomorrow, July 14, the date to add to your diary.
Apple Pay is coming in June but it’s going to work slightly different to that the USA release. The new contactless payment method from Apple will be subject to the same limitations as contactless cards at present
At WWDC 2015, Apple announced that Apple Pay will launch in the UK in July 2015 and a number of banks have already been confirmed as launch partners for the service which will be available in the soon-to-be renamed Wallet app, which is currently called ‘Passbook’.
In July, Apple Pay will very much be a thing, which means Apple-havers will be able to pay for things with their iPhones or iPad.