Apple Pay to Launch in Norway, Poland, and Ukraine Soon

Apple is planning to expand Apple Pay to Norway, Poland, and Ukraine in the near future, Apple CEO Tim Cook said this afternoon during Apple's earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2018.

Cook did not provide specific information on a potential launch date, beyond the announcement that it would be coming "in the next several months."


Cook said that Apple Pay continues to see strong growth, with the service setting a new all-time quarterly revenue record.

Apple Pay activations have doubled year over year, and total Apple Pay transactions have tripled. With launches for transportation services in countries like Japan, Apple Pay has seen significant growth. Cook said that Apple Pay is no the most successful mobile transit payment system in Toyko.

Over the course of the last few years, Apple has been working rapidly to expand Apple Pay to additional countries, and it is now available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Russia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UAE, and Brazil.

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3 weeks ago

Ukrain???? They maybe have 5 card terminals and I think most of them don't even have NFC. In western Europe (germany, belgium, netherlands) for example you can pay using NFC at every store in the city, why should it take so long??


I don't know about Benelux, but in Germany?? Sorry, I live now 10 years in Poland and NFC is ubiquitous. You can even buy a ticket in a bus with NFC. In Germany to the contrary in many many shops or restaurants all you can do is pay cash or maybe with their own EC cards (pin and chip). So I totally understand Apple.
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3 weeks ago
So I live in this small country, you’ve probably never heard of it, which is called The Netherlands. Will I ever use Apple Pay? No idea. Where’s HomePod? Who knows. We do have three Apple Stores, so that’s nice.
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3 weeks ago
POLAND!

Finally :)
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3 weeks ago
Ukrain???? They maybe have 5 card terminals and I think most of them don't even have NFC. In western Europe (germany, belgium, netherlands) for example you can pay using NFC at every store in the city, why should it take so long??
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3 weeks ago

Poland is ready! If my bank isn't supported on day one, I will definitely swtich. We were waiting for way too long now.

Similar approach buddy!
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This announcement is confusing to me. (...)
So what would the difference be for a country to be added to the list? Does it go through a different system or something? Obviously iPhones can make mobile payments in countries that don’t yet have “Apple Pay.” ???


It's about banks and the country of the card issuer. When a UK citizen with Apple Pay visits Poland, he can pay in 99% of terminals and shops. However, you cannot (for now) add a Polish card to the Apple Pay. Hence, we say that there is no Apple Pay in Poland, because only tourists from countries with Apple Pay can pay using Apple Pay in Poland.
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3 weeks ago

Ukrain???? They maybe have 5 card terminals and I think most of them don't even have NFC. In western Europe (germany, belgium, netherlands) for example you can pay using NFC at every store in the city, why should it take so long??


You might be surprised, but in some areas, Ukraine has much more modern payment services than the US.
For example, you can go with your NFC-equipped watch or wristband or something else through subway or tram turnstiles. Compare it to the Clipper card: it takes up to 5 business days to top up it with your credit card. In Ukraine, it takes 10 seconds to complete an inter-bank transfer with your smartphone.
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3 weeks ago
Poland is ready! If my bank isn't supported on day one, I will definitely swtich. We were waiting for way too long now.
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3 weeks ago

Ukrain???? They maybe have 5 card terminals and I think most of them don't even have NFC. In western Europe (germany, belgium, netherlands) for example you can pay using NFC at every store in the city, why should it take so long??


What? Here in Ukraine we have NFC terminals everywhere. Google Pay launched like 6 month ago and is pretty popular right now.
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3 weeks ago

POLAND!

Finally :)



I just spent 2 weeks in Poland, used Apple Pay everywhere - bars, restaurants, tram tickets, taxis, even tapped a bank machine with Apple Pay to withdraw cash - the list is endless. The merchants are ready.
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3 weeks ago

Ukrain???? They maybe have 5 card terminals and I think most of them don't even have NFC. In western Europe (germany, belgium, netherlands) for example you can pay using NFC at every store in the city, why should it take so long??

FYI the GPay works perfectly fine in our country for about 6 months now. On all of our 5 terminals without NFC support. The infrastructure of your country is just not ready for Apple Pay. Also you can be sure that APay will be launched in Belgium and Chechia shortly as GPay works there already. Oh BTW the way you were talking about my country only humiliates you. Don't be a jerk. Deal with it.
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