Despite a little conflict of interest with the Merchant Consumer Exchange (including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, CVS and Rite Aid), Apple Pay seems to be doing alright over in the US.
There’s still no official word on Apple Pay’s UK launch date, but a recent job advertisement suggests it’s very much on the horizon.
The spot was made by iClarified, and while the Apple Pay Intern vacancy has seemingly now been removed, there’s still some delicious meat to chew on.
Check this out: "The new London-based Apple Pay team will work to drive the roll-out of this technology across EMEIA by working with a variety of internal and external partners, including teams in the US where the product will first launch and the EMEIA organisation, as well as Issuers, payment networks and merchants across Europe."
Similarly vague is the launch of the Apple Watch. It was detailed alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September, and is expected to launch in early 2015. Ish.
Call us crazy, but it’d make sense to have Apple Pay in place before rolling out the Apple Watch, as it’s one of the key features. Without it, all you have is wrist-based notifications. Hmm.
While contactless payments are all the rage in the likes of South Korea, they’ve yet to take off in the west. It’s thought that Apple Pay could turn the tide in the battle against the humble wallet.