Last week, a number of German blogs noticed Germany highlighted on an Apple Pay availability map within a support document about participating banks in Europe. Germany has since been removed from the map, but the mixup suggests Apple Pay could launch in its fifth European country soon.

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Germany highlighted on Apple Pay availability map (since removed)

Reddit user Alisamix has since discovered that searching for "Apple Pay" on Apple's German website reveals an inactive Apple.com/de/apple-pay/ link and other German-language Apple Pay support documents, lending further credence to the mobile payment service's anticipated arrival in the country.

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Apple has invited the media to a special event on Thursday, October 27 at its Cupertino, California campus, and the keynote would be an opportune time for the company to announce additional Apple Pay regions. Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey said Apple is "working rapidly" to expand the service across Asia and Europe.

Apple Pay has launched in four European countries to date: France, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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Top Rated Comments

rom3o Avatar
60 months ago
Also who the f under 60 uses the word "Portemonnaie"
Pretty much everyone I know (including myself) does. Which synonym would you prefer?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
19SK91 Avatar
60 months ago
All I can say is: please let this be true!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PR1985 Avatar
60 months ago
Now lets see which banks are in on this...
Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf, please!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Juuro Avatar
60 months ago
Geldbeutel is an almost historic term, I guess you are not a native German speaker!?
:) I'm from south west Germany and everybody I know there uses Geldbeutel. I'm living in Berlin now since 2012 and everybody I know there says Geldbeutel either. So in my world Geldbeutel is the only common word for it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Abazigal Avatar
60 months ago
Slow and steady wins the race for Apple.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
foobarbaz Avatar
60 months ago
"Coming soon to the 5 local stores that support Visa!"
Since the EU capped credit card fees last year, most stores I go to already adopted credit card payments. I've used them at Aldi, Lidl, Rewe, Kaufland, DM, Rossmann, Thalia, Hornbach, IKEA, Media Markt, Saturn, … (Though sometimes cashiers are extremely surprised when I use contactless payment. They didn't even know they had it. Obviously it's not widely used, yet.)

Contactless payment already is extremely convenient. But I'm looking forward to slimming my wallet a bit more.

Also who the f under 60 uses the word "Portemonnaie"
My 20-month year old does … Although she doesn't always get all the vowels right.

('http://www.atlas-alltagssprache.de/r8-f3i-j-2/')
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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