apple pay

The New York Times reported on Friday that Apple Pay now accounts for 50% of the tap-to-pay transactions at all of McDonald’s 14,000 US stores. Additionally, the outlet claims that Walgreens’ mobile payments at its 8,000+ stores have doubled since the service launched.

The figures were nestled in a broader piece regarding Apple’s role in mainstreaming mobile payments. Google Wallet and Softcard—backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon—both say that Apple Pay has been a huge tailwind, as they’ve seen an increase in usage since it debuted.

Other retailers are seeing similar results, with Whole Foods announcing earlier this month that it processed 150,000 Apple Pay purchases between October 20 and November 6. While this may not seem like much, the company says it equated to roughly 1% of all its transactions.

Launched last month, Apple Pay allows iPhone 6 or 6 Plus users with compatible credit/debit cards to purchase goods with a quick tap on their Touch ID Home buttons. The service has been praised by both consumers and financial institutions alike for its security and ease of use.

Within the past week, both Staples and Winn-Dixie/BI-LO have been added to the list of retailers that accept Apple Pay.

[The New York Times]

  • onesimpleclik

    that’s rather impressive

  • Cameron

    50%? wow. Just need it in my country now…

  • Chris

    People said Apple just copied others, if “copying” gets you an adoption rate such as 50% then the others must be doing something wrong.

    • Cameron

      I’m actually wondering why Androids pay system never kicked off since android still has majority of the market share and had NFC capable phones since 2012

      • JulianZH

        Its pain in the butt to use it on android.

    • Jack Wong

      Because there are 2 thousands of different Android phones in the market… I wonder how many of them has the NFC chip!?

      I didn’t start using it until last week, got a breakfast in McDonald, I did not have to take my wallet out~ Just blink with my phone~

      Then I went to Apple store to get few iOS devices for the company with 2 different credit card, it is very cool and I can always review the transactions without logging into the bank website.

      Smartphone has replaced handheld, mp3 player, navigation, credit card soon… what is next?!?!?!?!?!

      • SoylentGreen

        Ffs, are u a nsa troll

  • Bigdogg

    Take that CurrentC.

    • gittlopctbi

      LOL Yeah, CurrentC, especially since you don’t even exist yet. 😉

  • mark arellano

    Adriill users don’t have money who cares da fumking people.

  • Cody

    So? Am I supposed to clap or what? People are using it, awesome! Nobody cares. NFC is there, Apple didn’t invent it. It’s just a platform that took years to develop into the iPhone. Now what? Apple pay will replace my wallet? No sir, you still need your license, cash and other items you may carry in your wallet.
    You look like turd whenever you are using Apple Pay. Yeah, at first it was awesome. Now people look at you like “this guy must be a freaking loser”
    And all the really hardcore Apple Fanboys will defend Apple Pay as if it was their wife/son. I haven’t seen ANY girl using Apple Pay, ever. Asked a couple of women who have an iPhone 6 and they didn’t even know it existed or she either didn’t want to add her card into her phone, as, pretty much no retail stores, McD or Walgreens ask for ID.
    What else? Apple is buying us by adding a damn Barometer, for what? That’s nothing we need. NFC locked to Apple Pay. You forgot about the better camera! <- That's what a hardcore Apple Fanboy will say. It's the same camera as the 5s, Same RAM as the 5s, processor is clocked at the same speed as the 5s (only faster by .9 ghz and it gets all eaten up by the bigger screen), the same PPI, the same everything. The iPhone 6 is an iPhone 5s in steroids, Apple makes you think is stronger and better, when, it's the same model as last years only with a bigger screen, uglier design (looks like an iPod Touch made an iPhone) and more aggressive marketing strategy (Adding a 4.7 inch phone)
    Another fanboy can come up and say, "Apple will open NFC for developers in the future, they said it!" Yessiree, but in the future for Apple is a year or two years from today. And by then, you are already upgrading your phone.

    • Me

      I think you’ve mistaken this comment section for your therapy session.

      Feel better getting this off your chest?

      ” I haven’t seen ANY girl using Apple Pay, ever. Asked a couple of women who have an iPhone 6 and they didn’t even know it existed or she either didn’t want to add her card into her phone, as, pretty much no retail stores, McD or Walgreens ask for ID. ”

      This only means you know dumb women who buy things without knowing its features. How is this Apple’s fault?

      Those girls you know appreciate the better camera! They can snapchat their tits in higher quality.

      • sup

        yeah that 5 year old quality (1.2mp) front facing camera is so fantastic on iphones!

      • Rowan09

        Because we all need 20 mp for selfies. I don’t even FaceTime (video) so I and many people care less. When Apple upgrade it fine, but to make it seem as if it’s a great need, I would have to disagree.

      • sup

        I knew it would be old rowen replying. Must be on apple payroll since you litterally live on this site acting like everthing apple does is amazing and apple is god.

        20mp front camera? Didnt know there was phones with that.

        So YOU dont facetime, so it doesnt matter. Only what YOU care about matters, huh? What an egotisical POS.

      • Rowan09

        Apple is God, hell no. All I said was I careless about and I’m sure many people will agree a Facetime camera as the number 1-10 thing on an iPhone to improve. Why not have a 20MP FaceTime camera for future proofing? Why stop at 3 or 5? If I’m on this site it’s my own prerogative I don’t tweet or Instagram and barely use Facebook, so this is my thing.

      • George

        Just because a woman doesnt give a fk about a stupid gimmick she’s a dumbass?

    • John

      Are u pissed coz u can’t afford an iPhone 6 or something mate?

      • Cody

        Hahah even my gardener has an iPhone 6 buddy!
        This is the only excuse people have when somebody reveals the truth about an iPhone. Because there is nothing to defend it with anymore.

    • sup

      you are totally right, bro. and these iphone losers think they have the most amazing phone ever. its so sad, really. putting 7 year old tech in a new phone and brainwashed morons think its the most innovative amazing thing ever, cuz ya know… “apple does it right” as the iTards say.

      • Rowan09

        What 7 year old tech? Apple Pay is more secure than any other form of payment right now according to multiple articles. No one brag that Apple created anything, it’s just fanboys like you that try to make it seem that way. Even Google Wallet is going to include tokens now which they did do for years not until Apple implemented it into Apple pay. Apple did Touch ID and got it right and fanboys like you said fingerprint scanners are old which try and never work great either. Touch ID is the simples and most accurate phone scanner I’ve ever used and the industry would agree as well. Just like I wouldn’t mind if Apple added a 2K screen I don’t see the point when videos can barely stream 720 or even come in 1080 on the web or YouTube. Apple always wait (beside the 64 bit, no optical drive on a laptop, etc) and see how tech advances before they enter the market, so Apple users aren’t stupid in most cases and vice versa. The iPhone as well does outperform or equals every top device on the market, so this 7 year old nonsense is just what it is, nonsense.

      • Cody

        See, I am telling you. You have these guys that will defend the iPhone and Apple in General as if it was their wife/son. Dude, it’s a stupid phone. And outdated phone sold at a premium price, bought an iPhone 6 Plus and returned it a week after I got it. That phone wasn’t worth $1,000.
        Still 1GB of RAM and you are selling it for over $1,000? That’s a total ripoff. I don’t care if the whole iPhone/Apple OS isn’t about specs. But specs are needed for daily tasks and applications. But yeah, Apple comes up with a stupid new Barometer, NFC (and very limited chip) and bigger screen and they call it a day. And you have all that people buying it like hot dogs, Apple is laughing at all that people for sure.

      • stephane kamayou

        Why do people buy phones trying to max out the specs? If 1GB of ram is enough for the iPhone and its current OS why add more? it’s not cost effective to just throw gigantic specs that are not used. There are multiple videos on the web that shows how the iPhone outperform most if not all Android smartphones (just youtube it) in both speeds and multitasking.

        iPhone just has a better OS, better hardware quality, and better integration with OS X. Which is why people buy the iPhone. Now don’t come here and criticize the iPhone and it’s 128GB for $1000 and 7 year old technology with your Android and its futiristic specs that don’t even equal the iPhone.

      • Rowan09

        I know there are people who are die hard fans and believe Apple can do no wrong (it’s goes for every company as well), but I disagree especially as someone who fix phones. I would have to disagree that the phone is outdated. What would you say about the M8 or S5 would you call those outdated (the 5s beats them or equals them in all the performance tests)? The iPhone 6 is a nice upgrade and I agree I would have liked to see 2 GB of RAM but I thin

      • JoJo

        Yeah yeah keep talking little boy. We all know you regret buying a android phone and to hide the fact you have a shitty phone you try to bash the iPhone. Well done, now go away and go hug some trees, you will feel better trust me.

  • Franklin Richards

    Google Wallet and ApplePay are still on even grounds in the international market. Meaning they still only exist in the US. It’ll be interesting to see who will win out in other countries. I placing my bet on ApplePay on the basis that Apple users are more likely to buy things than Android users.

  • Isaac

    Would love to use Apple Pay but Apple doesn’t support my bank.

    • Chris

      Incorrect, your bank has to support Apple Pay before it can be accepted. The vast majority of US banks should have support for it by the end of 2014.

  • Steven Miller

    I love using apple pay at McDonald’s however, I wish that mcdonalds would install some sort of nfc only dongle outside of the cashiers drive thru windows because the cashier either doesn’t know they need to hold the reader out the window or it looks like they are being inconvenienced to hold the thing out the window.

  • SoylentGreen

    Seeing has mcdunalds have just signed a massive contract to make their fries with a GMO potato its no surprise that that the fingerprint giving, zombie like swiping masses are ‘in full effect’ at that nutritional tundra. Does no-one see the obvious anymore? Please just search for gmo in images and use your brain. Hedline should have been, ‘EUGENECISTS REJOICE AS ZOMBIE LIKE CONSUMERS EMBRACE NEW CASHFREE PAYMENT SYSTEM TO BUY FURTHER INTO THE SOFT-KILL’
    One day you might sit up & understand they are killing our natural humanity & trying to replace it with unnatural madness.
    infowars

  • SoylentGreen

    Seeing has mcdunalds have just signed a massive contract to make their fries with a GMO potato its no surprise that that the fingerprint giving, zombie like swiping masses are ‘in full effect’ at that nutritional tundra. Does no-one see the obvious anymore? Please just search for gmo in images and use your brain. Hedline should have been, ‘EUGENECISTS REJOICE AS ZOMBIE LIKE CONSUMERS EMBRACE NEW CASHFREE PAYMENT SYSTEM TO BUY FURTHER INTO THE SOFT-KILL’
    One day you might sit up & understand they are killing our natural humanity & trying to replace it with unnatural madness.
    infowars

    • Xee

      Or as my mate calls it a McDump!

      • SoylentGreen

        So true, sad bit is they are dumping the poision down peoples throats, docile eneough not to realise or not care that GMO is serious poison for humans & mammals in general, man have you seen the rats that look like they have like 20 potatoes stuffed under their skin but are tumours from eating only GMO, i would not be surprised if they have worked out that after so long of eating full GMO fries each clone will buy blah blah more lies from grubby john gruber of “dumb americans swallowed obamacare, whole” ‘fame’