Apple has applied for a number of patents related to mobile payments with the Indian patent office, suggesting the company has been potentially exploring opportunities for Apple Pay in the vast 1.32 billion people market.
According to Recode, Apple recently held discussions with payments industry partners about introducing a peer-to-peer service for transferring cash digitally between friends, plus virtual prepaid cards that would run on Visa’s debit network and work with Apple Pay.
As noted on Apple’s website, the Apple Pay mobile payment service is now available to customers in Taiwan. Financial institutions supporting the service include Cathay United Bank, CTBC Bank, E. Sun Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank, Taishin International Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan.
Apple Pay has officially expanded to Ireland today for customers of KBC and Ulster Bank, two of the country’s big four banking institutions. The service also works with EU’s Boon prepay system tied to MasterCard. Irish customers who register their Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards via the Wallet app can start using the service to pay securely for goods in “tens of thousands” of stores, including Aldi, Boots, Burger King, Harvey Norman and Lidl.
Apple Pay is also supported in compatible apps and on some websites. The Cupertino company has added related Apple Pay details to its regional website in Italy, signaling an imminent launch in the 60 million people market. Also, major banks have recently gained regulatory approval to launch Apple’s payments service in Taiwan.
If you’ve ever used Apple Pay before, then you’re likely familiar with the visually-appealing Touch ID animation that appears on the Lock screen when accessing it.
Now if you’ve ever thought to yourself that this animation would be nice to look at when unlocking your device, then a new free jailbreak tweak called LockGlyphX by evilgoldfish is just what you’ve been looking for.
If you have an iPhone, then chances are you have a credit card tied to your device in some way, shape, or form. Whether you’re using it for downloading apps with your Apple ID, linking it to use for NFC-based Apple Pay payments, or saving it to make payments through Safari with AutoFill, then you’ve got your credit card information stashed with Apple.
Because credit card information is one of those things you probably try to keep safe from identity thieves and malware threats, it’s understandable that you might have a conscience about removing them from your tech. In this tutorial, we’ll show you three different ways to remove your credit card information from your iPhone.