“Apple has launched its mobile payments service in Germany, four years after its start in the United States,” Reuters reports.
“Customers at banks such as Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank unit Comdirect, Hypovereinsbank, Wirecard, Hanseatic Bank and of credit card providers Mastercard, Visa and American Express will from Tuesday be able to use Apple’s Boon app, the companies said in separate statements,” Reuters reports. “Retailers such as discounters Aldi and Lidl, supermarket chain Kaufland, drugstores Rossmann and DM, department store chain Kaufhof, clothing retailers H&M, Esprit, C&A and Zara as well as consumer electronics chain MediaMarkt will accept payment[s].”
Reuters reports, “While Apple has already launched its payment services in 20 other countries including France, Poland and Switzerland, a fight over fees had delayed the start in Germany.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Finally! Glückwunsch, Deutschland!