Apple Pay could launch in Germany soon

By , Oct 21, 2016

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Apple Pay could launch in its fifth European country soon. As first discovered by German blog iPhone-ticker.de, Apple’s support document highlighting participating banks and card issuers for Apple Pay in Europe appears to have accidentally highlighted Germany on a world map, suggesting the next possible expansion for the iPhone-driven service.

Apple has since updated the support document to remove Germany from the map, but not before eager blogs managed to screenshot it.

Additionally, Reddit user “Alisamix” has stumbled upon another possible proof of imminent Apple Pay launch in Germany: there’s an inactive Apple.com/de/apple-pay/ link plus other German-language Apple Pay support documents.

Apple Pay is currently available in four European markets: UK, France, Russia and Switzerland (with support for purchasing bus tickets). The service recently expanded to New Zealand and as of this writing is available in eleven countries globally, including the United States, China, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Russia.

Source: iPhone-ticker.de (Google Translate) via MacRumors

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