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    Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    More than 250,000 shops across the UK will support the £20 or less payment system.
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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    errr, why is apple doing this and not samsung?

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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    errr, why is apple doing this and not samsung?
    Many have done it already. Apple were actually late to the party. Samsung, EE, Vodafone, Barclaycard and Android have had NFC payments available in the UK for a while.
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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    errr, why is apple doing this and not samsung?
    A better question would be why Apple and not Google? I'm assuming it's because Apple's got more clout with the banks etc. Of course a cynic would wonder how long before we get the PR fluff about how Apple "invented" contactless payment.

    (Justified?) Slagging aside, they've got a point about the fingerprint scanner adding a nice layer of extra security. So thumbs up Apple for that.
    You can't use iPads to pay in stores. ... For online payments you can use both iPhone 6 models and the iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3.
    Thank the maker for that. I dread being behind some bozo who's waving their large size tablet around the tills in Costa's, Starbucks, etc. Bad enough that you can't go to any attraction these days without seeing some idiot using their iPad or Galaxy Tab instead of a camera or smartphone.
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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Many have done it already. Apple were actually late to the party. Samsung, EE, Vodafone, Barclaycard and Android have had NFC payments available in the UK for a while.
    Barclaycard? Is that via some Android app in lieu of the physical card?

    Must admit to getting a lot of this "contactless payment" stuff and filing it in the "circular receptacle" because I figure that it's not really applicable outside of London, or fancy coffee shops.

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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    With a £20 limit (because the existing contactless system has no authentication at all) this won't go far.

    The iPhone payments should have a higher limit because of the fingerprint authentication, but that requires work to be done by banks and merchants, and that just ain't going to happen.

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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    With a £20 limit (because the existing contactless system has no authentication at all) this won't go far. The iPhone payments should have a higher limit because of the fingerprint authentication, but that requires work to be done by banks and merchants, and that just ain't going to happen.
    The article says:
    In store payments are limited to £20 or less, the limit is scheduled to lift to £30 in September.
    and the original justification for the contactless was for those "frequent" payments where the whole having-to-type-in-a-pin-number seemed a little overblown. The typical examples being getting a skinny latte from Starbucks, a newspaper at Smiths or a Greggs sausage roll.

    I would be pretty wary of a higher limit - since it's already been proved that the fingerprint authentication can be spoofed. Put it this way ... any bank that allowed more than £90 is not one that I'd be comfortable trusting my money to. Oh, and I'm not getting at Apple's implementation, more that fingerprint tech in general seems to be "okay" but nothing more. The ones that interest me are fingerprint with blood flow tracking and similar "fingerprint+" type schemes.

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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    Is there anybody that has an iPhone 6 and doesn't already have a contactless debit or credit card?

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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

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    Barclaycard? Is that via some Android app in lieu of the physical card?
    Barclaycard one is called Paytag and is a sticker you can slap on anything you want, as well as working with most visa cards.
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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Many have done it already. Apple were actually late to the party. Samsung, EE, Vodafone, Barclaycard and Android have had NFC payments available in the UK for a while.
    Really? I've wanted to use NFC payments with android for a while but Google Wallet doesn't work in the UK AFAIK, making Apple first to the punch here for phone-based payments. Admittedly I've never tried it, just read "US only" until it saddened me.

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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    Apparently it's on EVERY contactless terminal, not just "supported shops":

    http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-...ctless-1299192

    E.g. Even works in Tesco ...
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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    At Mastercard, we implemented this recently.
    Had an email couple of weeks ago from the developer , asking us to be guinea pigs.

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    Re: Apple Pay arrives in the UK for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users

    Glad this is finally getting here, its been a while.

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