Good news fellow UK dwellers, since after months of waiting to hear when Apple Pay was pertaining to the island we now know just when it will make its long awaited look, with leaked files pegging July 14th as the huge go-live.
Apple announced that the UK would receive Apple Pay during its WWDC opening keynote, with a basic launch timeframe of July given. Now, with files starting to leakage out – – courtesy 9to5Mac – – of retail outlets in the country, it is ending up being clear that July 14th is the day that Apple Pay will appear to those with iPhones and accounts with the best banks.
The report, mentioning multiple sources as well as Apple staff members, is the first to provide us a difficult date for when Apple Pay will be turned on for the UK and is supported by a photo of documentation which appears to have July 14th down as the date Apple Pay goes reside in retailers. It is unclear which retailer the document originated from, though other documents does bear the Waitrose name. One of the UK’s grocery stores, Waitrose will start accepting Apple Pay at its stores on July 14th.
Apple Pay enables iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners along with those with an Apple Watch to take care of goods utilizing nothing but their phone or wrist. Getting rid of the have to carry cards, Apple Pay features added security because merchants never ever see the card number used to make the payment, with Apple stopping such info stored safely in the smartphone’s Secure Element. Touch ID acts as the approach of authentication, with the requirement for PINs or trademarks removed completely.
In the UK all major banks are benefiting from Apple Pay bar the significant exception of Barclays, though the bank does state it remains in dialog with Apple over the innovation.
When Apple Pay does go live formally in the UK, we will absolutely have the news covered right here, along with a list of all significant outlets and bank supporting Apple’s contactless payment system, so stay tuned for the huge day.
Mark your calendars for July 14th, people.