Almost two years after the launch of Apple Pay in the United States, Apple Pay electronic payment technology has just landed in France, becoming the eighth country where you can make use of this payment technology to make purchases in shops and payments in services. Currently, MasterCard and Visa cards, together with the debit cards of Banque Populaire, Ticket Restaurant, Carrefour Banque and Caisse D’Epargne can be added to the application to make payments with them. As we can read on the French Apple Pay page, Boon and Orange cards will have support in the future along with Apple's expansion in the country.
The cards can be added through the Wallet application, by clicking on Add credit or debit card. To be able to use this function it is necessary that the device has iOS version 8.1 or higher. Apple Pay works from iPhone 6 independently or from iPhone 5 or higher in combination with Apple Watch. Apple Pay is also available on the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4 and both iPad Pro models.
Apple Pay currently It is available in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore and France. At the beginning of the year Tim Cook announced that Apple Pay would arrive in Spain throughout the year, however in the last keynote Apple announced the next countries where Apple's electronic payment technology will be available, but in that list of countries we do not find Spain.
It seems that the alliance that Apple reached with American Express to offer this form of electronic payments in Spain has not paid off and the Cupertino-based company has decided to negotiate directly with banks to offer Apple Pay directly without intermediaries.
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