Apple Pay is rolling out in Australia and Canada this year. This is according to Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, who announced this during their Q4 earnings call.
Apple Pay is the company’s answer to mobile payments. Users can pay for their goods contactless by using their iPhones, iPads or Apple Watches. Their data are not shared to the merchants and are not stored on devices, making it a safe way to pay.
Apple Pay in Australia, Canada
Currently, only US and UK citizens can use Apple Pay in different stores that support it. Now, users from Australia and Canada can get a taste of this convenient way of paying. The only limitation is that it’s available to American Express card users for now.
After this year, American Express will also bring Apple Pay to Spain, and Asia – Hong Kong and Singapore.
The Verge reports that there is no word whether more banks and credit card companies will open to Apple Pay.
In the same report, Phoenix Marketing International stated that 14% of the US households with credit cards have signed up with Apple Pay already since its release.