Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared some details on upcoming Apple Pay providers during Apple's earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2019.

Ticketmaster is set to begin accepting ‌Apple Pay‌ for ticket purchases on the web in the near future, and more than 50 entertainment and sporting event venues are launching contactless tickets this year, including most NFL stadiums.

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New York's MTA transit system is piloting ‌Apple Pay‌ on a couple of lines at the current time, and Cook says ‌Apple Pay‌ will roll out to the rest of the lines in "early summer," which is new information.

Cook believes the introduction of ‌Apple Pay‌ support for transit systems across the U.S. will bring in even more ‌Apple Pay‌ customers who don't currently use the payments service.

‌Apple Pay‌ transaction more than doubled year over year, and Apple is on track to reach 10 billion transactions in 2019. ‌Apple Pay‌ is available in 30 markets, which Apple expects to expand to 40 markets by the end of the year.

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mrow Avatar
67 months ago
I can’t wait for Apple Pay and OMNY.

There is one big annoyance though. You swipe your Metrocard for each turnstile on the right since most people are right handed. So the NFC reader is going on the right of each turnstile as well. However most people who are right handed wear their watch on their left wrist. That means if you want to pay with an Apple Watch instead of your phone you’ve got to do some awkward turn sideways and stretch your arm to the other side maneuver to get close enough to the reader.
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What about the busses?
It works on busses too. It’s actually going to allow them to enable you to board from both bus doors, instead of just the front, to speed up boarding. In 2021 you’ll be able to use it on the LIRR and Metro-North. The plan is to also integrate it with PATH, the Roosevelt Island tram, NYC Ferry, and the Westchester and Long Island bus networks.
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jimthing Avatar
67 months ago
Exactly!

I use Apple Pay on underground in London with FaceID and it is a major hassle. The reader is too far down. Thus, I either have to bend down to face the phone or type the pin. Either way it slows down the flow, so people behind me get annoyed. It was so much easier with the TouchID.
You do know you can do it well before you hit the gate. I do Face ID when I'm maybe 4-5th in line, tap and go.

Still, generally I'm forced to use a physical discounted fare Oyster card: why couldn't they make a bloody digital version?! Hence my question above.
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BuffaloTF Avatar
67 months ago
Ahem, #TTC #Metrolynx .... chop chop chop!
I still have a sh**load of tokens to use...
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k2director Avatar
67 months ago
Can’t wait for a solution to government ID/driver licenses.
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mrow Avatar
67 months ago
What's the source for this info? I can't seem to find it anywhere, sp for PATH trains.
It’s just a plan right now for everything but the LIRR and Metro-North, it’s not set in stone. Only LIRR and Metro-North are happening for sure.

https://www.amny.com/transit/metrocard-replacement-omny-1.29297988


A totally integrated fare payment system that allows subway and bus riders to use the same payment systems on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North will come in February 2021, as well, Putre said.

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But there are still plenty of other transit systems in the city and region that are not included. Putre said the MTA has begun discussing further integration with some of those services, like PATH, NYC Ferry, the Roosevelt Island Tram, the NICE bus network on Long Island and Westchester’s Bee-Line bus system.
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nutmac Avatar
67 months ago
Sadly, SF Bay Area will be missing in action because the transit department head is a moron:
“Most of the people don’t even understand or care about all the kinds of things that people are talking about relative to this, that, and the other bell and whistle,” said Andrew Fremier, Deputy Executive Director for Operations at MTC.
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