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The online retail giant Amazon confirmed to GeekWire that it is in fact working to enable the Rewards Visa Card offered by Chase for use on Apple Pay, as MacRumors first noted on Wednesday. A spokesperson for the Seattle, Washington headquartered company did not specify when it would be available. This is a major development as Amazon is among the companies not supporting Apple Pay initially.

Although Chase-issued Rewards Visa Card is not currently accepted in Apple Pay, other co-branded Chase cards are.

As Apple specified yesterday in a support document, corporate plastic is not not currently accepted in Apple Pay, as are not certain prepaid cards and loyalty and gift cards issued by some banks.

Apple Pay (supported cards)

Furthermore, Apple Pay is currently limited to eight cards at any one time.

In addition, some users have reported minor issues with transactions not registering or being charged twice as Apple and its partners continue to perfect the service. International Apple Pay launch is likely in the cards as the service has been found to already work internationally, but only with U.S.-issued credit cards.

Apple Pay launched Monday at more than 200,000 retail locations in the United States. The service requires iOS 8.1 and currently supports the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, Apple Pay will be coming to the iPhone 5, 5c and 5s when Apple Watch, which includes NFC, launches in early-2015.

Despite the aforementioned limitations, Apple is said to be adding a loyalty program to Apple Pay in time for the busy holiday shopping season. Because retailers’ proprietary credit cards are not supported in Apple Pay, some customers might miss out on discounts tied to their store cards.


  • InfinitePlusOne

    I’m sick of hearing Apple Pay now. They should either bring it in UK & RoW or stop doing it 🙁

    • Merman123

      Um, no.

    • CollegiateLad

      Trying skipping past articles about Apple Pay.

    • Jason Baroni

      MasterCard “think different” lol

  • M L

    Well the chart above is wrong, or at least I think so. My wells fargo business debit visa card works fine with applepay.

  • Harold

    So. Can i use any visa card on amazon in order to use apple pay or does it have to be only for those who have the reward card?