Apple Pay is Apple’s mobile payment platform and digital wallet for storing tickets, passes, and other digital assets. It can be used at most contactless payment terminals, as well as for making purchases on websites that have incorporated Apple Pay into their shopping cart. The Apple Pay iPhone app is also where you manage your Apple Card credit card. Apple Pay also includes Apple Pay Cash, a peer-to-peer payment system.
Apple is giving customers a special deal. Through December 31 you can get 6% cash back on Apple purchases, instead of the usual 3%.
Apple has shared a roundup of some Apple Pay holiday deals to give customers discounts at certain retailers.
Apple Pay Express Transit Mode is rolling out in more places, making it easier to pay for travel. It is also incredibly easy to turn on.
Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s 2019 Best Of Awards, and payment systems in the US and UK.
Apple made Express Transit Mode available to UK Apple Pay users traveling on Transport for London services, such as the tube and buses.
Nike joins other companies in offering 3% cash back to customers who use the Apple Card on any of the company’s retail platforms.
Apple Pay Belarus begins its rollout starting with BPS-Sberbank, one of the oldest and biggest banks in the Republic of Belarus.
Germany has forced Apple to open its NFC capabilities on iPhones so that third-party payment apps can compete better with Apple Pay.
The newest Apple Pay promotion is here. Use Apple Pay with Uber Eats to get US$5 off your order from November 8 to November 10.
Rabobank is the second-biggest bank in the Netherlands, leading in food and agriculture financing and sustainability-oriented banking.
Apple’s latest Apple Pay promotion is for StubHub. The company sent out emails to customers saying they can get US$10 off of StubHub orders.
Apple is leasing 100,000 square feet of office space in London’s tallest building, 22 Bishopgate for tis Apple Pay division.
Apple just announced a new Apple Pay promo for $5 off $35 or more with an Instacart grocery delivery order. The promo works when using Apple Pay inside the Instacart App, which we linked to below. Apple announced the promo through email, but the discount will be applied automatically in the app. It’s available now and expires end of day on October 20th.
The European Union Commission has been going after big tech recently, and now it is looking into antitrust concerns about Apple Pay.
Londoners can pay for their travel using Apple Pay. However, it all went wrong for one, landing her with a £476 fine and a criminal record.
T-Mobile is the latest company to join the 3% club for Apple Card, and the first carrier to do so, so customers can save money on plans.
Walgreens and Duane Reade join Uber and Uber Eats as part of Apple’s 3% Daily Cash program at stores, its app, and its website.
Amtrak updated its app to version 4.0 (in August) and it added new features: Show your eTicket while onboard, including multi-ride and monthly passes – no need to print; Send your eTicket to Apple Wallet; Purchase one-way, roundtrip, multi-ride and monthly tickets with dollars or Amtrak Guest Rewards points; Check train status; Find station information; Edit and manage your account profile; Save credit cards for quick checkout, and more. App Store: Amtrak – Free
Some people are customizing their Apple Cards with CNC milling machines in an effort to improve Apple’s minimalistic credit card.
As Wiegand showed on his Instagram account, he loaded his card into one of these computer-controlled cutting machines to customize the white finish with the filigree you’d find on the back of a 19th-century-era Bicycle playing card.
Neat stuff. We’ve already seen wallet cases specifically for Apple Cards. I wonder if some companies will create Card skins.