The US witnessed this revolution almost 8 months ago. It is now time for Apple’s mobile wallet to take The UK by storm. Apple Pay was released in The UK this month, i.e., July 2015. But this is not the only mobile wallet that is available in the market. Google too has Android Pay and Barclay’s also has such service.
Where to Use Apple Pay
Basically, Apple Pay lets Apple devices pay for several services such as bus charges, railway fares, and London tube fairs. Also, users will be able to use this digital service at almost 250000 retail business stores. This service also works with many leading credit cards such as American Express, Visa and MasterCard. Leading banks such as Nationwide, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, Barclays, etc., also accept this service.
For now, Apple Pay is available only on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus gadgets, Apple Watch, iPad mini 2, and 3. The user merely has to show the devices’ displays to a contactless reader and press the finger on an ID button on the reading device. Apple Watch has a button on the side which needs to be pushed twice before the display is shown to the reader. The two models of iPads require in-apps for this service to be available.
This digital service is the way to move forward, but for some reason, it has not been absorbed by the market as much as it should have been. Perhaps, Apple has not publicized it as much as it should have been. It remains to be seen whether Apple’s service will fare better in Europe than it did in the US. For now, there seems to be no valid reason for this digital service to fail.