Apple Pay is one of the most popular mobile payment services out there. Apple has been expanding its service to more markets since its official release. Last month, Apple Pay launched in 3 countries, including Iceland, Hungry, and Luxembourg, allowing users to make purchases using their iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. Apple is expected to launch its mobile payment service to more countries this year. Apple recently announced that Apple Pay is now live in The Netherlands, providing users with a reliable payment method. However, Apple Pay is now accepted by Dutch bank ING only, one of the leading banks in the country.
From now on, customers using debit cards or credit cards issued by Dutch bank ING will be able to add their card details to the Wallet app to make purchases at supported retailers across the country. Apple also announced a list of retailers that support Apple Pay, including Burger King, Adidas, H&M, Decathlon, Starbucks, and many more. Sources say that Apple has been in talks with other retailers and financial institutions, so they will accept Apple Pay this year. Apple will launch its payment service in more markets, including Portugal, Slovenia, Latvia, Croatia, Bulgaria, and more this year.
Apple Pay is also on its way to big retailers in the US like Walmart, Target, and BestBuy. Last year, E-Eleven, one of the biggest retailers in the US, announced that it would support Apple Pay at its retail stores across the country. Apple is competing with Samsung and Google in the payment service market. Samsung Pay is now available in more than 30 markets, with more to follow this year. Apple is expecting to launch its service in Asia where Samsung Pay now dominates. Many big markets like India are awaiting Apple Pay. In reality, Apple once confirmed that its service is on its way to India, one of Apple’s main markets in recent years.
Apple is also expected to bring its service to more third-party apps. That’s something we have been demanding for years. In reality, Apple Pay is lagging behind its rivals due to the lack of third-party support. However, things will change this year.
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