Apple Pay Launches in Ukraine

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Apple Pay launched in Ukraine today. Owners of Apple devices in the country this morning found that they could add credit cards to the mobile payment system, including MasterCard and Visa (via Tehnot).

Ukraine's finance minister Oleksandr Danyliuk took to Facebook to herald the launch, which initially supports cards issued by the country's nationalized PrivatBank, with Oschadbank expected to follow soon.


During the company's May earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple Pay would expand to Norway, Poland, and Ukraine "in the next several months", without providing specific launch dates. Separately, a launch in Ukraine was also rumored for Q2 2018.

The last Apple Pay launch took place in Italy in the middle of May, with users in the country able to add Visa and MasterCards issued by Boon, Carrefour, and UniCredit into their iPhone.

Over the last few years, Apple has been working 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, Ukraine, and Brazil.

(Thanks, Oleksandr!)

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28 months ago
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Are you frickin' kidding me? Like seriously?

How about... Somalia gets Apple Pay next... then Haiti... and then maybe also Mozambique.

Germany used to be such a progressive country. Always charging ahead. Inventing cool new stuff and technologies. Being at the forefront of modernity. For centuries!!!
Now... we cannot even get contact-less digital payments.

But... I guess the joke is on me... buying an iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch... thinking it's only a matter of a few months until Apple Pay launches in Germany... 4 years later... still AWOL.

Thank you German banks... and thank you German mentality. Let's just pay everything with CASH. Or use EC/Debit Cards with A SIGNATURE (!!!). Because SIGNATURES are inherently secure!!!!!!!!!

*slow clap*

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28 months ago
Mandetory “why no Germany?”

... I am actually really pisssed. German Banks are annoying!
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28 months ago
Finally! Great news! This morning I was able to add my card to the Wallet
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28 months ago

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Are you frickin' kidding me? Like seriously?

How about... Somalia gets Apple Pay next... then Haiti... and then maybe also Mozambique.

Germany blah blah blah...
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Wtf man how is it that Germany deserves Apple Pay more than Ukraine or Somalia? If anything Ukrainians have done much more over the last few years to justify being invested money into.
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28 months ago

<rant>

Are you frickin' kidding me? Like seriously?

How about... Somalia gets Apple Pay next... then Haiti... and then maybe also Mozambique.

Germany used to be such a progressive country. Always charging ahead. Inventing cool new stuff and technologies. Being at the forefront of modernity. For centuries!!!
Now... we cannot even get contact-less digital payments.

It's arrogant to compare Ukraine, Poland and Norway to Somalia or Mozambique. Here in Poland you can pay with contactless card literally everywhere (yesterday I paid for strawberries on street fruit stall); in Germany it's hardly possible.
https://blog.euromonitor.com/2016/08/poles-high-contactless-usage-spur-mobile-payments.html
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28 months ago

Calm down, dude. And get your facts straight. You very well can use contactless payments with your debit and credit card everywhere in Germany. And signatures are becoming rare. If you really can‘t wait for official Apple Pay support you‘re free to use Boon.

Facts ARE straight. Contact-less DIGITAL is what I said. Also contact-less credit and debit cards only started popping up last year really. Also support for them was basically non-existant prior to 2017. Signatures ARE becoming more rare, yes. But at least half of the payments still require them. It should be down to ZERO by now. And this should have been mandatory.
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Wtf man how is it that Germany deserves Apple Pay more than Ukraine or Somalia? If anything Ukrainians have done much more over the last few years to justify being invested money into.

It's funny that you'd mention this coming from Moscow. haha.
I ain't got anything against the Ukraine! This simply has to be put into perspective. For example when Apple launches new products... these are usually only available in 5 countries initially... one of them being Germany.

And Somalia... well... let's not talk about the validity of possibility of Apple Pay launching there.
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