Actually, when I saw Tim Cook presenting Apple Pay, I saw it as something very interesting but that would be hard for him to take off. It would have some acceptance in the United States, maybe part of Europe and Asia, and little else. The data suggests that he is succeeding by leaps and bounds. The year is not over and there is already talk of its introduction in England, while in the United States of America there is more interest in getting on the boat. Now it seems that the New York City Hall is coming .
The parking lot of this city reports annually to the city council around 30 billion dollars in revenue , so we see that the cake is very juicy. Not only would Apple Pay enter the equation, the City Council is looking for alternative methods of payment, Apple Pay, PayPal, BitCoins.
They look for mobile payment methods, which are difficult to forge . For now, they are in the process of collecting information to decide later on which method or methods are most suitable for implementation in the city. By mid-January they should have the requested information to be able to reach a decision, although there is not yet a fixed date for implementation.