Collection of iPhone applications offering Apple Pay support
The new mobile payment service, Apple Pay, is now available in the United States as of this Monday. In fact, the first iPhone applications that support this shopping system have already begun to appear on the US App Store . These apps can be used on any iPhone 5 (or higher) with iOS 8.1 installed.
Unfortunately, some of the applications we will talk about later are only available in the US App Store (Chairish, Instacart, Lyft…). Although thanks to the unquestionable success that this new Apple mobile payment system is having, Pay and many of these apps will most likely be extended worldwide over the next year.
Which iOS devices will be compatible with Apple Pay?
Certainly, the only devices compatible with Pay are Watch, iPad Air 2, Mini 3 and the new iPhone 6 , however thanks to the new smartwatch users with any model of iPhone 5 will also be able to use Pay services.
How does it work?
To use Apple Pay on our iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 or Watch all you have to do is bring your iOS device close to an enabled wireless reader and press the Start button. Then press and hold on the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and… done! We will have made a purchase in a matter of seconds without the hassle of going through the wallet or swiping the credit card five times.
Where can you use Pay so far?
From buying a delicious Big Mac at McDonalds to buying some cool sneakers at Foot Locker. With Pay everything is possible , and so far the stores that have joined the cause of the apple company are not few, in the following image you can discover some of these stores in which you can buy using Apple Pay.
Here are the iPhone apps from the UK App Store that are compatible with Apple Pay . The list is not yet very extensive, neither in Spain nor in the United States, but other applications are expected to be added at the end of the year, such as Disney, Starbucks and MLB.com, among others.
Supported iPhone 5, 5s and 6 applications
Of course, the official Store application has Pay support. With the Apple Store app we can discover and buy online any product of the company .
The name of the app says it all, Hotel – Tonight . An app that offers a wide variety of carefully selected hotels so that we can find out about all the promotions, offers and prices, and book rooms in a matter of seconds.
Uber is a chauffeur service available in up to 200 cities around the world. Just call, request a ride and pay with Apple Pay, drivers will pick us up within minutes.
Groupon is an application that offers us the possibility of discovering and locating all the shops in the surrounding area on a map , consulting prices, planning trips, redeeming discounts…
Houzz has a large database with design and decoration ideas for our houses . With Houzz and Pay we can buy everything from modern chairs to elegant carpets for our homes.
The last Pay-compatible app available in the Spanish App Store is Fancy, an app that will allow us to buy all kinds of products of great class and elegance.
Are you a lucky iPhone 6 owner? Do you live in the United States? If you have had the opportunity to try Cupertino’s new mobile payment services with any of these applications let us know from the comments and share your experiences with other readers. Thank you!