The death of the common The Apple Pay service is winning friends across the USA, so when will it reach the UK?
pple Pay is already the US’s most widely used mobile payment system, processing 1 million credit card transactions in the first 24 hours alone following its launch in October.
Despite many years of trying, others in the space, including Google and PayPal, have been unable to match such momentum.
“We’re already more than the total of the other guys,” said Apple CEO, Tim Cook, at a Wall Street Journal conference. Despite years of work, Google, PayPal and others have failed to achieve this kind of traction.
A220,000 retail locations
Apple Pay launched with support from over 220,000 retail locations, including Staples, Whole Foods, Disney, Subway, Bloomingdales, Nike, Foot Locker, Toys R Us and more. Whole Foods stores across the US now see around $4 million in weekly sales through Apple Pay transactions.