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Apple on Tuesday told The New York Times that it has signed up “dozens more banks, retail stores and start-ups to adopt Apple Pay” in recent weeks. The mobile payment service launched in October with a handful of official partners, and has been adding new ones on a near-weekly basis.

This latest round of additions includes Associated Bank, BB&T, Commerce Bank, TD Bank North America, UW Credit Union and 5 other institutions. Apple says that with the new partners, Apple Pay now supports the cards that represent ~90% of the credit card purchase volume in the US.

Apple also touted new retail partners in box-box office supplier Staples, which we were already aware of, and chain grocers Winn-Dixie and Albertsons. Starting on Friday, the Amway Center, home to the Orlando Magic, will begin accepting Apple Pay at many of its concession stands as well.

Apple Pay has seen some significant success in its early months. Whole Foods says the service now accounts for 1% of all transactions, and it’s been reported to make up 50% of McDonald’s tap-to-pay transactions. Walgreens says mobile wallet payments have doubled since Apple Pay debuted.

[The New York Times]

  • AnoNymouz

    Chase debit please.

    • My Chase debit works fine for me. Are you not able to add the debit card to Apple Pay?

      • AnoNymouz

        I just tried again. It won’t let me add it.

      • Strange. Have you tried manually entering the card number (without spaces), or used the camera option?

      • Montgomery Tyler

        I have a chase debit card and i just typed it in and it worked for me….. I wouldn’t use the camera to do it

      • AnoNymouz

        Yes sir. I’m assuming it might be bc I’m from Chicago and they are not applying this feature just yet? Idk.

      • You should ask your local Chase bank if the feature is available yet. I’m in Seattle and the feature is available. If you’re currently using the debit card as your iTunes payment method, you could try setting up Apple Pay to use your card on file.

      • I’m in Chicago and Chase debit works just fine for me. Even used it on the CTA Bus this evening as I forgot to reload my Ventra card. Worked flawlessly.

    • DCED

      Try Reset All Settings. Worked for me

    • Siddharth Desai

      Chase has not enabled ApplePay support for Chase MasterCard debit. Only for Visa. So if you, like me, have a MasterCard debit then we are screwed, my friend.

      • AnoNymouz

        That’s what it is… Had totally forgot this.

  • Stefano Polo

    I use Apple Pay at a lot of places in NYC (even the cabs which is awesome!). However one of the Grocery Stores I go to that accepts Apple pay still requires you to select ‘Credit’ and then sign your signature. Isn’t that counter intuitive to the whole point of Apple Pay?

    • Melvco

      I was under impression that this varied by purchase amount/retailer, but I agree, very counter intuitive.

  • Omar Ruiz

    I wish discover worked..

  • springer85

    Oh look SAMESUNG are again COPYING Apple with rumours of them working on their own similar Apple pay for Samsung phones!!!LMFAO!!!
    Seriously SAMESUNG have the innovation of a lead pipe and just copy every new innovation Apple brings out!
    Is it any wonder why they losing so much money?

    • @dongiuj

      Because apple didn’t copy a pay service.

  • Siddharth Desai

    Chase has not enabled ApplePay support for Chase MasterCard debit. Only for Visa. So if you, like me, have a MasterCard debit then we are screwed, my friends.

  • Apple has remained very tight-lipped about Apple Pay’s adoption and usage data…