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Apple Pay launches in the UK

Tuesday 14 July 2015 | 09:25 CET | News
Apple has confirmed the launch of its Apple Pay contactless payments service in the UK. This is the second market for Apple Pay, after the initial launch in the US nine months ago. The service works with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch at NFC terminals in shops, and the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 also support Apple Pay for payments within apps. The Touch ID on the devices means users only need to hold their finger on the TouchID pad to confirm the payment. In order to access the service, users need to link a credit or debit card to their Apple account using the Passbook app. Any

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Companies: Apple / MasterCard / Visa
Countries: United Kingdom
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