Apple’s mobile payment system is still not widespread around the world, but the company is gradually extending its availability to different countries. According to the latest data this week Apple Pay will be available in China this week and it is expected that they will soon announce the arrival of the mobile payment service in France before the end of the year.
A few months ago there was also talk of the possibility of Apple Pay landing in Spain at the end of 2016. And according to a new report the mobile payment service would also be launched in France around that time , so you could say that this option sounds more and more powerful.
It seems that Apple Pay will start working in China next Thursday at 5 am local time . On the other hand, since 9to5Mac, Chinese banks are receiving with open arms the launch of Apple Pay and even WeChat confirms its arrival for next February 18.
The American company announced months ago the launch of Apple Pay in China for the beginning of 2016 and it seems that it will finally be like that. Apple Pay will arrive in the Asian country thanks to the collaboration with UnionPay , a state entity that has the monopoly of the management of credit and debit cards, as well as the different agreements that it has reached with four of the main banks in China.
Apple’s mobile payment service is having great success, even Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi commented in an interview recently that Apple Pay processes every week “billions of dollars in mobile payments” . Currently Apple Pay is only available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, and as of this week it will also be available in China.