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Apple prepares to launch its Apple Pay service in Australia

A year after the launch of the payment service Apple Pay is available only for residents of the USA and the UK. The next Domino Australia. Confirm that users found the app in Apple Maps.

According to Australian blogger Beat Danny, a few shops local retail chain Woolworth appeared icon of Apple Pay. The pictogram is placed next to the name of the institution that supports the payment service Apple.

“A small teaser from Apple. Looks like some places in Australia are now showing icons of Apple Pay on the cards,” wrote Danny.

Apple Pay was unveiled in September last year, and its official launch on the American market took place in the second half of October. In July 2015 the service became available in the UK, and to restrict payment to £ 20. Two months later the limit was raised to 30 pounds.

The system allows iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and 4 to make payments in stores in a contactless manner — using a communication technology short range NFC. To pay for purchases using Apple devices can in McDonalds, M&S, Subway, Starbucks, JD Sports, KFC and many other places. Payments can be initiated and the Apple Watch, which work in tandem with the iPhone on iOS 8 and iOS 9. In addition, the system also works for online purchases.

Information about the launch date of Apple Pay in Australia yet. In the beginning of the year, Reuters reported that Apple intends to launch the service in China, where the main partner of the company will be Alibaba, the largest company in the field of e-Commerce. In April it was reported that Apple plans to expand the geography of work Apple Pay to Canada.

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