Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The service launched in Belgium and Kazakhstan in November, made its long-awaited debut in Germany in December, and became available in the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia last month. It looks like Austria will soon follow.
German-based mobile bank N26 also announced today that Apple Pay is coming soon to customers in Austria:
Coming Soon! @N26 will bring #ApplePay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private to pay that’s fast and convenient to customers in Austria 🇦🇹 pic.twitter.com/iy3NK44Tli — N26 (@n26) March 26, 2019
Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014 and is also available in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.
Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday said Apple Pay will be available in more than 40 countries and regions by the end of 2019.
(Thanks, Steger Patrick and Adam Perjesi!)