Apple Pay Now Launches In UAE, Finland And Two Other Countries

Using Apple Pay in stores, within apps and literally on the web in Safari1 has never been easier, safer, or more private. Nevertheless, it has been confirmed that KRACK WPA2 vulnerability has been patched by Apple with the release of iOS 11.0.3. But today, it’s not what we are talking about, rather on Apple Pay launch countries.

Apple Pay is one of the online payments app that lets you make secure purchases in stores, in apps, and on the worldwide web. It also now sends or receives money from friends and family right in Messages. Users will need to have access to a supported band and card in order to take advantage of Apple Pay. Should assume they tick those boxes, they’ll be able to pay for items via contactless methods using iPhones and Apple Watches.

Even there is an opportunity to make it pretty easier. Support via the Mac and iPad is also available for purchases from websites which utterly offers Apple Pay as the main payment method, and from native apps in iPad’s case.

Now that, Apple has confirmed that Apple Pay has officially gone live in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and United Arab Emirates. There are plenty to choose from in Denmark when it comes to supported banks. Jyske Bank (if you have one if its Visa debit card) and Nordea are supporting Apple Pay out of the gate. In Finland and Sweden, Apple Pay is supported by debit and credit cards from Nordea and ST1. Customers of Edenred and N26 can look forward to supporting their cards soon, while Ticket Rikskuponger will support Apple Pay in Sweden in due course.

Moving on to the United Arab Emirates. With support looking a little something like this: Emirates Islamic (Visa card, debit, and prepaid cards,) Emirates NBD, HSBC (Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards,) Mashreq, RAKBANK (Mastercard credit, debit, and prepaid cards), and Standard Chartered Bank are all online as of the day one.

All that means that Apple Pay is available now in 20 countries directly, including United States, United Kingdom, Japan via FeliCa, New Zealand, China, Canada, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Russia, Australia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Italy, and Ireland. With the Netherlands, Poland, Norway, and Germany also expected to come online in the future if rumors are to be believed.

Wishing so? In order to take full advantage of Apple Pay can do on any iPhone newer than an iPhone 6/iPhone SE. All Apple Watch Series models, and any iPad newer than the iPad Air 2 and mini 4. All iPad Pro devices also support the Apple Pay’s payment method. And almost all Macs capable of running latest macOS version.

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