“Apple Pay launched on Monday with iOS 8.1, allowing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners to make contactless payments via NFC with Touch ID for authentication,” Kelly Hodgkins reports for MacRumors.
“Though the initial launch is occurring in the United States where Apple has focused its efforts on getting credit card companies, banks, and retailers on board, international iPhone owners can also take advantage of Apple Pay if they have a supported U.S.-based credit card, as documented in Whirlpool forums and pointed out by Australian Beau Giles,” Hodgkins reports. “Users in the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere have also successfully used Apple Pay.”
“Once an iPhone is configured with the appropriate U.S. credentials, international owners can use Apple Pay at point-of-sale terminals that support NFC payments,” Hodgkins reports. “Australians, for example, can use Apple Pay at locations that accept MasterCard PayPass, Visa payWave, or American Express ExpressPay payments.”
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Shopping with Apple Pay: Convenient, problem-free and even fun – October 21, 2014