Apple Pay expected to go live in the UK on July 14th

“Apple appears to be planning to enable its Apple Pay iPhone mobile payments service in the United Kingdom on July 14th, according to sources at multiple retailers,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“Apple has informed some Apple Retail employees in the U.K. that Apple Pay support will go live on that Tuesday, while an internal memos for supermarket Waitrose plus an additional retail partner indicate the same date,” Gurman reports. “Apple will also begin training its U.K staff on supporting Apple Pay on July 12th.”

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MacDailyNews Take: You’re going to love Apple Pay in the UK – it’s seamless. Retailer support is the only frustration with Apple Pay.

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  1. Live? Something’s going live, quick call the guards at Guatanamo Bay, those cells are going to be filled up soon. Oh wait, something is going live in the UK.
    False alarm

  2. Can I just say … fucking Canadian banks and regulators? They are upset that Apple tokenizes the transaction and they don’t get all the consumer info they want so they’re dragging their heels. Fuck.

    1. It is all about monetizing… Apple is still seeking gaps in the armor that various industries have developed to discourage progress or competition – cable/TV, music, video, books, etc. Sooner or later consumers will prevail.

    2. Barclays Bank in the UK is also refusing to adopt Apple Pay. They have their own rather poorly thought out alternative and assume that their customers will settle for their version and won’t want Apple Pay.

      It will be interesting to see how long Barclays will hold out for and how many customers they are prepared to lose.

  3. I don’t spend a lot where the transaction is less than £20 so to start I doubt I will have much reason to use this at all.

    It would be nice to use it on public transport, but even the couple of touches/presses involved is slower than just holding my oyster card against the reader as I walk through. Combined with the fact that I don’t particularly want to get my phone out in a busy station I’ll have to wait until the raise the transaction limit.

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