By Roger Fingas Tuesday, May 01, 2018, 02:47 pm PT (05:47 pm ET) Continuing a gradual global expansion, Apple Pay will arrive in Norway, Poland, and Ukraine within the next several months, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed on Tuesday. Cook didn't reveal any further launch details in the company's quarterly results call. Last May an Alfa-Bank executive claimed that Apple Pay would be coming to Ukraine sometime in the June 2018 quarter, consistent with Cook's comments. A December report claimed that Apple was planning a Polish launch as soon as the March quarter. While that fell through, a June-quarter rollout was considered more likely. The company was allegedly still negotiating transaction fees with regional banks — potentially a protracted process, given the reluctance of banks to split revenue. On a worldwide level, transactions tripled year-over-year in the last quarter, which would indicate significant popularity within the service's existing markets. Aside from the U.S., … [Read more...] about Apple Pay coming to Norway, Poland and Ukraine later this year
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By Mikey Campbell Monday, March 26, 2018, 07:17 pm PT (10:17 pm ET) A months-old iPhone X bug is causing error messages and system failures when owners attempt to employ Apple Pay's NFC functionality at transit terminals in Japan, an especially troublesome situation for users of the popular Suica platform, prompting some to seek replacement hardware. According to local blog Ata Distance, which has been tracking the issue over the past four months, iPhone X users are seeing error messages on their device, in-store terminals and transit gates when attempting to pay with the Suica mobile transit card system. As seen in the video below, users can be denied access to railway gates, a major snag for busy urban areas like Tokyo. Complications began with the launch of iPhone X in November. At the time, customers who upgraded to Apple's flagship from iPhone 7 and 7 Plus noticed compatibility issues with Suica Express Transit, an NFC-enabled transit card system operated by JR East. Customers … [Read more...] about iPhone X bug causing Apple Pay problems for Suica users in Japan
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Apple Pay Cash is technically part of Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system, but it lives in Apple's iMessage app.And all the money you receive via Apple Pay Cash will live on a virtual card called Apple Pay Cash card, which exists within Wallet, Apple's other app for storing credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, boarding passes, tickets, and more. So, are you confused yet? No worries.Pocket-lint has explained everything you need to know below.How does Apple Pay Cash work?iMessage appSometime after iOS 11 rolls out, Apple will allow person-to-person payments, just like apps Venmo, Square Cash, and believe it or not, Snapchat do. Apple Pay Cash is accessible through iOS 11's iMessage app. All you have to do is tap the Apple Pay thumbnail within the redesigned app drawer in iMessage. You can then set the payment amount, tap either request or pay, and approve the transaction.TouchID authenticationIf you're requesting money from someone, a link to make the payment … [Read more...] about What is Apple Pay Cash, how does it work, and when can you use it?
By Malcolm Owen Thursday, March 01, 2018, 06:49 am PT (09:49 am ET) Apple is holding another limited time promotion to encourage iPhone owners to use Apple Pay, this time providing a discount of $5 off the purchase of two tickets via Fandango if the transaction is performed through Apple's payment platform. According to the email, customers of Fandango will get the $5 discount when using Apple Pay via the Fandango app, or when bought through Fandango's online booking system. The offer is currently active and will continue until Sunday, March 4. The terms and conditions for the deal advise the discount will apply for orders of two or more movie tickets in a single transaction, and must use the coupon code "STARPOWER" at checkout to quality. The promotion is the latest in a number of ways Fandango has worked with Apple to encourage users to use the service. Fandango was an early partner in integrating movie ticket purchases with Siri in iOS 6.1, and later added the ability to check … [Read more...] about Fandango offers $5 discount on movie ticket purchases using Apple Pay