Apple Pay Now Accepted for iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud Purchases in Some Countries

Apple Pay is now an accepted payment method for iTunes, App Store, and Apple Books purchases, as well as Apple Music and iCloud storage subscriptions, as reflected in a recently updated Apple support document.


To link any credit or debit cards set up in the Wallet app with your Apple ID account, navigate to Settings > iTunes & ‌App Store‌. Next, select your Apple ID email and then tap View Apple ID > Manage Payments > Add Payment Method. The cards should be listed under a new "Found in Wallet" section.

This functionality is rolling out as a server-side change in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates, so it is not available for all users yet.

In the United States, users can also link an ‌Apple Pay‌ Cash card to an Apple ID account.

There are a handful of benefits to ‌Apple Pay‌ billing for Apple ID account-tied purchases, including the ability to conveniently add multiple credit or debit cards, the improved security of ‌Apple Pay‌, and the ability to better manage ‌Apple Music‌ and ‌iCloud‌ storage subscriptions from the Wallet app.

This functionality arrives ahead of the launch of the Apple Card credit card in the United States this summer.

(Thanks, Dean Lubaki!)

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27 weeks ago
One might think that this should have been there from the very start?
Rating: 13 Votes
27 weeks ago
My god. About time. This took way too long to implement.
Rating: 6 Votes
27 weeks ago
Always shocked me how Apple Pay was not allowed for many Apple purchases. Even more baffling is the needing your full Apple ID password to download a free app and not just FaceID or TouchID. I can max out my credit cards using FaceID or TouchID in stores, but god forbid I download a free app or $1.99 app without my full password.
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago
If the Apple ID default card is already in the Wallet as an Apple Pay card, you can “link” it. My default card didn’t show up in the list using the directions in the article, but evidently it needs to be “linked” to be on file as Apple Pay (on the main screen).

The only cards listed using the article’s instructions were Apple Pay cards that I was not using for my Apple ID.
Rating: 2 Votes
27 weeks ago
I'm not seeing this option available. Is it showing up for anyone yet?

('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/14/apple-pay-billing-itunes-app-store-icloud/')


Apple Pay is now an accepted payment method for iTunes, App Store, and Apple Books purchases, as well as Apple Music and iCloud storage subscriptions, as reflected in a recently updated Apple support document ('https://support.apple.com/lv-lv/HT202631').



To link any credit or debit cards set up in the Wallet app with your Apple ID account, navigate to Settings > iTunes & App Store. Next, select your Apple ID email and then tap View Apple ID > Manage Payments > Add Payment Method. The cards should be listed under a new "Found in Wallet" section.

This functionality is rolling out as a server-side change in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates, so it is not available for all users yet.

In the United States, users can also link an Apple Pay Cash card to an Apple ID account.

There are a handful of benefits to Apple Pay billing for Apple ID account-tied purchases, including the ability to conveniently add multiple credit or debit cards, the improved security of Apple Pay, and the ability to better manage Apple Music and iCloud storage subscriptions from the Wallet app.

This functionality arrives ahead of the launch of the Apple Card credit card in the United States this summer.

(Thanks, Dean Lubaki ('https://twitter.com/DeanLubaki/status/1128022871140372480')!)

Article Link: Apple Pay Now Accepted for iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud Purchases in Some Countries ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/14/apple-pay-billing-itunes-app-store-icloud/')

Rating: 2 Votes
27 weeks ago
This is welcome news, switching from Paypal to Apple Pay now
Rating: 1 Votes
20 weeks ago

Actually in Hong Kong most of the merchants which have wireless terminals that accept PayWave / PayPass etc. support Apple Pay even if they do not express say it. Only some smaller merchants with weird terminals may have problems.

And here in Mexico it's exactly the other way around. Small and medium size merchants, as well as gas stations, restaurants and fast food joints, usually have standalone portable/wireless terminals that support contactless payment, and therefore can accept Apple Pay just fine. The problem are most of the retailers using integrated point of sale systems (i.e, those systems where the products to be purchased are scanned using barcodes and the credit card pin-pad is connected to a computer that controls it). With very few exceptions, these retailers still don't have contactless payment enabled even though the pin-pads they currently use, such as the Ingenico ipp 320 or Verifone vx 820, do have a built in contactless reader. They usually have the contactless readers disabled and only use the pin-pads for inserting chip cards, and more recently to accept Samsung Pay using MST.
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Does anyone know if this would qualify for both 2% Apple Pay cashback and 3% Apple product/services cashback on Apple card?

It qualifies for the 3% cash back, since you're buying apple products. The 2% cash back is only for purchases made using Apple Pay anywhere other than Apple itself.
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