Train passengers in Taiwan can now use Apple Pay to purchase tickets for their journeys via Taiwan Railways Administration's iPhone app without manually entering credit card details.
As the United States National Park Service turns 105 years old, Apple has determined now is the right time to celebrate. The company today has announced a new initiative that will see many of its services promoting the national parks throughout the United States. And that includes the Apple Pay collaboration that we reported on earlier this week.
The latest Apple Pay promotion has the company donating unspecified funds to the National Park Foundation for purchases made this week on the Apple website and in its US stores.
While Apple's mobile payment option is available in a lot of places, there are still some holes to fill. Which Apple is working on. Today, for instance, there's a brand new market to add to the "supported" column, with Apple Pay officially launching in a new region.
While Apple Pay is available in a variety of different regions all across the globe, there is still room for expansion. And Apple is working to fill in the holes (some of them very large). As it stands right now, Apple Pay support in Central America is nonexistent, but it looks like the groundwork is being laid down to change that.
Apple Pay may support the Nanaco and Waon debit cards, Japan's popular payment cards, as soon as the iOS 15 software update launches this fall, according to a new report.
A handy feature for folks using the Apple Card is Daily Cash Back. This will automatically deposit your earned cash back from purchases onto the Apple Cash card saved in your Wallet. From there, you can choose to use those funds to help pay down the Apple Card's balance, pay for items when using Apple Pay, or transfer the money to a bank.
The cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase is now letting Apple Pay users purchase crypto with Coinbase using any debit card registered with Apple's mobile payment feature.
It wasn't all that long ago that it was rumored Apple, along with Goldman Sachs, was moving into the "buy now, pay later" market. It's lucrative, to say the least, and now it looks like Apple has indeed endeavored to make it happen. But it looks like it'll be a semi-limited one to start.
While Apple's mobile payment option, Apple Pay, is widely available across the globe already, there are still places where the service is not available. Which means there's still room to grow. And today, Apple can mark off yet another market.
Buy now, pay later options are numerous, with some of them gaining plenty of attention over the last year or so. This idea is apparently one that Apple is interested in, too. And with Goldman Sachs, the banking establishment that helped Apple launch the Apple Card, Apple may actually launch its own alternative.
At this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple showed off one of the more oft-requested features for the Wallet app: support for drivers licenses. Apple hasn't been shy about this being one of the features it has wanted to bring to iOS for quite some time. And with iOS 15 and watchOS 8, that reality is a reality.