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Apple Pay Now Accepted By T-Mobile, GameStop, NBA Teams and More

Apple-PayApple Pay is now accepted by ten additional stores and partners in the United States, including T-Mobile retail stores, GameStop and a trio of NBA franchises in the Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns. The mobile payments service, compatible with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and soon Apple Watch, can now be used at 68 participating stores throughout the country as Apple continues to add new partners.

The full list of newly added participating stores and partners:

— ACME
— Davis Food & Drug
— Firehouse Subs
— GameStop
— Golden State Warriors
— Luby’s
— Orlando Magic
— Phoenix Suns
— Rubio’s
— T-Mobile Stores

Apple Pay is a NFC-based mobile payments service that debuted on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last October, enabling customers to make contactless payments by holding their smartphone up to a payments terminal at participating vendors. The service is secured by Touch ID and will also be compatible with the iPhone 5 or later when paired with an Apple Watch, which is available for pre-order April 10 and goes on sale April 24.

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60 months ago
Acme? Now Wile-E-Coyote can get his stuff more securely!
Rating: 15 Votes
60 months ago

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Uh, oh! says Road Runner

Rating: 4 Votes
60 months ago

Still no Apple Pay in Australia.


Or anywhere else in the world that isn't the US :mad:
Rating: 4 Votes
60 months ago
That's nice, but what we really need is support by some of the major grocery chains.
Rating: 3 Votes
60 months ago

To be more precise: Doesn't work for anyone who doesn't have a US card. It works just fine in the UK for US tourists with US cards. It's mostly the banks that need moving.



Employees don't need to know anything. They either have the hardware and it works, or they don't have the hardware and it doesn't work. Nothing that the employee can do to help you or stop you. (Well, they can hide the terminal in a drawer...)


I know that they don't need to but when Apple's website lists them as a partner and Apple Pay didn't work - I asked the employee if they accepted Apple Pay (some stores only have select registers with an NFC terminal). Yet they still didn't know.

Apple's competitive advantage is customer experience - they could at least work with retailers. It's like the time I went to get coffee at Panera's drive thru and the employee tried to grab my iPhone to put it to the register because he didn't know how Apple Pay worked. It's awkward.
Rating: 3 Votes
60 months ago
Still no Apple Pay in Australia.
Rating: 3 Votes
60 months ago

I dont think it has anything to do with credit vs debit.

It absolutely has. If you do a debit transaction, you'll have to enter a PIN, regardless whether you use Apple Pay or the physical card. If you do a credit transaction, you won't. This is valid in the US today, in other parts of the world you may also have to enter a PIN for credit transactions.

Plus debit can be run as credit anyways.

That is true. But you may have to tell the cashier that you want to run a credit transaction, or push a button.

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So Apple Pay supports two ways to transmit the card data: a format that's kinda similar to what's on the magnetic stripe and a format that's similar to what the chip on a chip-enabled card transmits.

Yes, there are two standards for contactless cards: MSD (mag-stripe) and EMV. It appears that Apple Pay supports both, and will use whatever mode the POS terminal requests.

If the terminal is programmed correctly, it can recognize that Touch ID was used

There is no way for the terminal to recognize that Touch ID was used. At most, the payment provider can tell from the card number that it is a virtual card provisioned in Apple Pay.
Rating: 2 Votes
60 months ago

Considering most of the world is probably more geared up for wireless payments its quite annoying we've not seen anything yet.


Exactly! In Australia contactless payments terminals are everywhere. I find it strange to walk into a place that DOESN'T support it here. It really is ubiquitous.

A large selling point of the iPhone 6 was Apple pay, yet many of us could have upgraded to the 6s by the time that happens. smh
Rating: 2 Votes
60 months ago
Nice to see this being brought to the UK finally. Oh wait..
Rating: 2 Votes
60 months ago
It seems apple's biggest problem these days is spreading its work throughout the world... iTunes radio still isn't in the UK after 18 months; and apple pay, one of the biggest features on iPhones/ipads/apple watch is still only in the US.
Really, really annoying for loyal customers outside the US!
Rating: 2 Votes

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