Apple recently released iOS 8.1 and with that added Apple Pay. This is a brand new payment platform that will allow you to make payments at supported retailers and online store apps using nothing but an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It’s nothing revolutionary, but Apple is striving to make it a payment standard and has over 500 banks on board with a growing list of retailers. If you’ve just updated to iOS 8.1 and would like to set up Apple Pay, we’ve put together a nice tutorial to help walk you through the process. Check out the video above for more information…
Apple Pay is very simple to set up and easy to use. Once your information has been configured, you can pay for items at retailers without even unlocking the device. Just place your phone over the NFC terminal at any support point-of-sale system and Apple Pay’s interface will appear on the lock screen. It’s one of the easiest ways to pay.
Will Apple Pay survive?
Unfortunately, it’ll be quite some time before this catches on at an international level. At the time of this article, Apple Pay is only supported in the United States, but will roll out to other countries in the (hopefully) near future. It may not be able to fully replace your wallet, but Apple Pay is already off to a strong start and I have no doubt that it’ll pass up any competitors due to Apple’s influence on the market.
We haven’t seen the full extent of Apple Pay just yet, but with new banks and retailers being added to the list each week, it’s only a matter of time before this becomes mainstream. One this is certain, Apple will not give up on this. They’ve put a lot of time an effort into marketing and research. Even if it totally sucked, Apple is too stubborn to admit that. Luckily, it’s a great service and I’m looking forward to its expansion in the future. What do you think of Apple Pay?