Apple Pay Coming to Germany, Also Set to Launch at CVS and 7-11 Later This Year

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    During today's earnings call for the third quarter of 2018, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple plans to bring Apple Pay to Germany later this year.

    Apple Pay support in Germany has been rumored for some time now as Apple has been working to establish deals over fees and other factors with German banks.

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    Apple did not provide details on exactly when Apple Pay will launch in Germany, but it could come potentially with the debut of iOS 12 in September.

    In addition to announcing Apple Pay's upcoming German launch, Cook also said that Apple Pay will be rolling out at CVS drug stores and 7-11 convenience stores in the United States later in the year.

    There were upwards of 1 billion Apple Pay transactions in the third quarter of 2018, triple the amount from the year ago with growth accelerating from the March quarter. Cook said that in Q3 2018, there were more Apple Pay transactions than Square transactions, and more mobile transactions than PayPal.

    Apple Pay is now available in more than 20 countries, including United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Russia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UAE, Brazil, Ukraine, Norway, and Poland.

    Article Link: Apple Pay Coming to Germany, Also Set to Launch at CVS and 7-11 Later This Year
     
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    I will cherish this headline forever. Thank you.

    Very excited to see which German banks are jumping on the Apple Pay train. They will be rewarded by me opening an account with them (in case my current bank - Sparkasse- isn't joining... and I'm assuming they're not thanks to their backward view on banking).
     
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    At least CVS is finally reenabling their contactless payment systems.
     
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    Apple Pay used to work at CVS when it was first launched. Then, CVS wanted to push their own payment system with all those other retailers (forgot its name).

    That system tanked, and now CVS has finally come back around.
     
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    CVS -- glad those bastards finally got their heads out of their asses.
     
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    Well that and CVS didn't like that they couldn't data mine the F out of Apple Pay users since it obfuscates the real card numbers so they can't track the card numbers attached to the person and create profiles on their shoppers.
     
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    Germans don't even like to use normal credit/debit cards. Many places accept cash only or only have non-contactless terminals. Will be interesting to see the impacts on this cash-loving nation xD
     
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    I remember successfully using Apple Pay at CVS the very day the service launched, and then a couple of days later all the contactless terminals had black electrical tape crudely applied over the contactless payment logos. Glad they’ve seen the light.
     
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    In germany we say: es geschehen noch zeichen und wunder :D
     
  11. Statusnone88 macrumors 65832

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    Ding ding ding. Why do you think Walmart doesn’t like Apple Pay? :)
     
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    If you build it, it will come.
     
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    It was CurrentC, which died but then some of the loose limbs were resurrected into what is now Walmart Pay. Sad because it likely means they will remain a holdout for much longer than the rest. Target as well.
     
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    Come on Walmart and Target!!! This literally means EVERY STORE I go to will have Contactless
     
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    I wonder if CVS will do the same as Walgreens where your rewards card is integrated into ApplePay.
     
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    Don’t they get enough information from their ExtraCare Card program? Glad they are finally going to support Apple Pay.
     
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    Fantastic - even if I have to switch my bank account :D
     
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    Hey Apple... when do you release Apple Pay in Nigeria and South-Sudan?

    Oh, and what about the Netherlands?
     
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    I have used cards to pay in Germany for over twenty years, and have used contactless payments there many times. I am not sure where you got your info (or perhaps prejudice) from. Even the discounters in Germany (Aldi, Lidl etc.) accept contactless or card payments.
     
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    Can we get a bit of traction on an Apple Pay Cash international rollout please!
     
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    This is nice to see. Enjoy Germany! Hopefully its more than one bank (its the banks that determine whether Apple Pay goes someplace or not).
     
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    lol CVS use to allow Apple Pay the first two weeks it was released. Then pulled it for CVS pay.

    Thankfully it’s coming back.
     

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