Apple Pay Launch Appears Imminent in Israel

Apple Pay is likely a few days to a few weeks away from launching in Israel, according to local website The Verifier.

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The report notes that Israeli mobile banking service Pepper recently updated its iPhone app, with the release notes for the latest version mentioning a "surprise" that would be shared at a later time. Pepper may have accidentally jumped the gun, however, as the app briefly showed users a splash screen with an option to add the Pepper card to the Wallet app for use with Apple Pay. The screen is apparently no longer being shown.

This serves as pretty good evidence that Apple Pay will likely expand to Israel soon, after launching in Mexico earlier this week. First introduced in 2014, Apple Pay is now available in over 50 countries or regions around the world.

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Top Rated Comments

Mishkale Avatar
10 months ago

Israel is like the head of tech in the world I would of thought it would of been there a while ago,
every country has its own bureaucracy Israel is no exception. we are a small country and all-new payment terminals were not in priority. but now we mostly ready so fingers crossed ??
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
10 months ago
Israel is like the head of tech in the world I would of thought it would of been there a while ago,
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
laszlo182 Avatar
10 months ago
contactless terminals are almost non existent but they start to appear very slowly in tlv
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
10 months ago
first mexico, now this? what a mazel tov!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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