Apple Pay Coming to Germany, Also Set to Launch at CVS and 7-11 Later This Year

During today's earnings call for the third quarter of 2018, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple plans to bring Apple Pay to Germany later this year.

Apple Pay support in Germany has been rumored for some time now as Apple has been working to establish deals over fees and other factors with German banks.


Apple did not provide details on exactly when Apple Pay will launch in Germany, but it could come potentially with the debut of iOS 12 in September.

In addition to announcing Apple Pay's upcoming German launch, Cook also said that Apple Pay will be rolling out at CVS drug stores and 7-11 convenience stores in the United States later in the year.

There were upwards of 1 billion Apple Pay transactions in the third quarter of 2018, triple the amount from the year ago with growth accelerating from the March quarter. Cook said that in Q3 2018, there were more Apple Pay transactions than Square transactions, and more mobile transactions than PayPal.

Apple Pay is now available in more than 20 countries, including 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, Brazil, Ukraine, Norway, and Poland.

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20 weeks ago
WHAT?!

Is it actually going to happen?!
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20 weeks ago
Endlich! :D
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20 weeks ago


In addition to announcing Apple Pay's upcoming German launch, Cook also said that Apple Pay will be rolling out at CVS drug stores and 711 convenience stores in the United States later in the year.


At least CVS is finally reenabling their contactless payment systems.
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20 weeks ago

Apple Pay used to work at CVS when it was first launched. Then, CVS wanted to push their own payment system with all those other retailers (forgot its name).

That system tanked, and now CVS has finally come back around.


Well that and CVS didn't like that they couldn't data mine the F out of Apple Pay users since it obfuscates the real card numbers so they can't track the card numbers attached to the person and create profiles on their shoppers.
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20 weeks ago
Apple Pay used to work at CVS when it was first launched. Then, CVS wanted to push their own payment system with all those other retailers (forgot its name).

That system tanked, and now CVS has finally come back around.
Rating: 10 Votes
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20 weeks ago
CVS -- glad those bastards finally got their heads out of their asses.
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20 weeks ago

Well that and CVS didn't like that they couldn't data mine the F out of Apple Pay users since it obfuscates the real card numbers so they can't track the card numbers attached to the person and create profiles on their shoppers.


Ding ding ding. Why do you think Walmart doesn’t like Apple Pay? :)
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20 weeks ago

Apple Pay used to work at CVS when it was first launched. Then, CVS wanted to push their own payment system with all those other retailers (forgot its name).

That system tanked, and now CVS has finally come back around.


I remember successfully using Apple Pay at CVS the very day the service launched, and then a couple of days later all the contactless terminals had black electrical tape crudely applied over the contactless payment logos. Glad they’ve seen the light.
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20 weeks ago
I will cherish this headline forever. Thank you.

Very excited to see which German banks are jumping on the Apple Pay train. They will be rewarded by me opening an account with them (in case my current bank - Sparkasse- isn't joining... and I'm assuming they're not thanks to their backward view on banking).
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20 weeks ago

Apple Pay used to work at CVS when it was first launched. Then, CVS wanted to push their own payment system with all those other retailers (forgot its name).

That system tanked, and now CVS has finally come back around.


It was CurrentC, which died but then some of the loose limbs were resurrected into what is now Walmart Pay. Sad because it likely means they will remain a holdout for much longer than the rest. Target as well.
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