If you take a walk through our section on Apple’s new flagships, you’ll see how their arrival on the market has not been without controversy. Now, several users of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are complaining via the company’s support forum that they cannot re-enter credit or debit cards into Apple Pay after performing a restore , regardless of whether it is from a backup or as a new device.
As you may know, the mobile payment service can only be used in the United States and also abroad, but it only works with US credit cards. However, we can’t ignore this problem and we hope that Cupertino’s people will solve it before the international deployment of Apple Pay to the rest of the countries .
It appears from the complaints that the problem is due to the fact that the secure element chip used by Apple Pay on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus does not completely remove existing data , even though users receive notifications from their bank that their cards have been deleted.
The problem with iPhone 6 with Apple Pay is the hardware
Apple automatically removes all credit cards from Apple Pay when the iPhone 6 is reset to leave the device as fresh out of the box, but it doesn’t seem to do that at all. Some users who have fallen victim to this problem have turned to the Genius Bar in search of a solution.
Apparently, they determined that this is a hardware related problem because not even restoring the system can fix it. Once the technicians tried to restore iOS on the Apple Store and saw that the bug that does not allow credit cards to be reinserted into Apple Pay, they decided to replace the iPhone 6 with a brand new unit .
At the moment, it seems that the only solution to this problem is to go to an Apple Store to have the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in question replaced by a new one. However, some users have commented online that instead of receiving a brand new one they received a repaired unit.
Apple Pay has been a great success for Cupertino’s kids and has given a big boost to mobile payments , even though it is only available in the United States. The deployment in this country is running smoothly and the mobile payment service is already compatible with a large number of banks and establishments.
Apple Pay could start spreading soon
There are currently millions of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus around the world, however use of the mobile payment service is limited to US users. From 9to5Mac they point out that Tim Cook’s guys are working with several of their partners to expand Apple Pay’s coverage .
Among other things, it is expected to continue expanding its users within the United States, but also would be conducting discussions with banks in the United Kingdom to bring Apple Pay to the European country during the first half of 2015.