At a conference for developers WWDC, Apple has officially announced the expansion of payment service, Apple Pay. The first country outside the United States, whose citizens will be able to use the opportunities that technology will be the UK. According to 9to5Mac, the service will work in Albion Tuesday, July 14.
The launch of Apple Pay in Europe experts see as key March against Apple competitors. From the middle of the month, the service will work in 250 retail outlets in the UK and will pay for travel on buses. About support Apple Pay announced the largest catering establishments and shops. Apart is the ability to pay using Apple Pay in the public transport of London. Partners Apple will perform eight of the most popular banks in the country.
Apple Pay works in two ways: you can make purchases either through NFC technology by inserting a smartphone to a special terminal in retail outlets or via the app is a digital wallet Apple Pay. The first option is only available for owners of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, while the e-wallet also works for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.
Authorisation of transactions takes place with the help of the fingerprint scanner Touch ID. The company charges a Commission of 0.15% of the purchase amount, or 15 cents per 100-dollar payment.
We note that recently a payment system Apple, which recently appeared competitor Android Pay, has got the support of programs of loyalty cards. To store these users in the Wallet app (former Passbook). In the system you can load maps of different stores and retailers.