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Apple Pay is set to expand to a Brazil later this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in today's first quarter earnings call. While Apple didn't provide an exact date for the launch of Apple Pay in Brazil, Cook did say it would come soon.

We began hearing rumors of an Apple Pay expansion to Brazil two years ago, but in December of last year, iPhone users in Brazil were able to see terms of service information when attempting to add a Visa Platinum Personnalité card from Itaú Unibanco, suggesting an imminent launch.

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It is not yet clear which banks will support Apple Pay when the feature launches, as there is not yet an Apple Pay website for the feature in the country. More details are likely to be available soon.

Since its 2014 launch, Apple has expanded Apple Pay to more than a dozen countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Russia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and United Arab Emirates.

Apple Pay works on all iPhones with Touch ID or Face ID, including iPhone 6, 6s, 6, 7, 8, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, 8 Plus, SE, and X. It is also available on all Apple Watch models and can be used to make purchases in apps and on the web on Macs and iPads.

During today's earnings call, Apple also shared some details on Apple Pay, which saw its best ever quarter in Q1 2018.

Apple Pay grew 50 percent year-over-year, and it is now accepted at more than half of all retail locations in the United States, and at 2/3rds of the country's top retailers. Global Apple Pay purchase volume was also up.

Update: Apple has launched an Apple Pay webpage on its Brazilian site.

Article Link: Apple Pay Expanding to Brazil Soon [Updated]
 

ipedro

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I wonder how big the iPhone market is in Brazil. The prices are astronomical there and some of my Brazilian friends tell me they try to smuggle them in from the US or Canada on trips but that’s they’re often confiscated.
 
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dampfnudel

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I wonder how big the iPhone market is in Brazil. The prices are astronomical there and some of my Brazilian friends tell me they try to smuggle them in from the US or Canada on trips but that’s they’re often confiscated.
Can’t they pretend like it’s their personal iPhone which they already owned when they left Brazil? Just dump the packaging/box in the US. Of course, if they have multiple iPhones, that’s a different story.
 
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tmiw

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More than 50% of retailers? I mean, it has gotten better, but there are still days for me where I only use magstripe, let alone chip or NFC. YMMV I guess.
 
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Using Boon in Serbia and loving it. Apple Pay on AW is just wonderful. Finally I can use it in public transport. Most of businesses here in Belgrade are equipped with NFC POS terminals.
 
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I'd LOVE for Apple to disrupt yet another market:

Tap to Pay for public transit terminals.

Toronto ... we either buy a TTC MetroPass (barcode strip to swipe into doors or hold up to show kiosk/streetcar/bus operator). Or we have to buy and top-up a Presto Card. We can use the Presto Card on other transit systems connected to Toronto (Durham, Mississauga, Thornhill, Vaughan - not certain, and Hamilton - not certain, and Go Transit separate from TTC). Unfortunately these can ONLY be used in Toronto.

Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton, Quebec, etc all the provinces capital cities have their own system. I'm sure it's the same throughout the United States and any in many other countries. Of course not everyone has a smartphone ... yet.

Would be great if a unified app, universal reader/transmitter at terminals, and finally the ability to use our smartphones and watches for boarding ... across the same country at the very least. This would be amazing! We see some signs of this with specific iPhones sold in Japan I think? This would vastly eliminate rising costs of retro-fitting terminals to various transits (Presto Card box terminals where retro-fitted across TTC Buses and Streetcars in Toronto which thus far took 2 years, including TTC stations not all of them completed yet.
 
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idrewuk

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I'd LOVE for Apple to disrupt yet another market:

Tap to Pay for public transit terminals.

Toronto ... we either buy a TTC MetroPass (barcode strip to swipe into doors or hold up to show kiosk/streetcar/bus operator). Or we have to buy and top-up a Presto Card. We can use the Presto Card on other transit systems connected to Toronto (Durham, Mississauga, Thornhill, Vaughan - not certain, and Hamilton - not certain, and Go Transit separate from TTC). Unfortunately these can ONLY be used in Toronto.

Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton, Quebec, etc all the provinces capital cities have their own system. I'm sure it's the same throughout the United States and any in many other countries. Of course not everyone has a smartphone ... yet.

Would be great if a unified app, universal reader/transmitter at terminals, and finally the ability to use our smartphones and watches for boarding ... across the same country at the very least. This would be amazing! We see some signs of this with specific iPhones sold in Japan I think? This would vastly eliminate rising costs of retro-fitting terminals to various transits (Presto Card box terminals where retro-fitted across TTC Buses and Streetcars in Toronto which thus far took 2 years, including TTC stations not all of them completed yet.

You can already do this in London, across the Tube/Bus etc.
 
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Ronis_BR

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I wonder how big the iPhone market is in Brazil. The prices are astronomical there and some of my Brazilian friends tell me they try to smuggle them in from the US or Canada on trips but that’s they’re often confiscated.

Actually, it is not that small, there are a lot of people here. By the way, for personal use, we do not need to smuggle anything. We can go to US, buy 1 cellphone and comeback without paying any tax. 1 cellphone, for personal use, is free of taxes.
 
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jimthing

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Using what payment item/service? London UK over to France?
Within all London public transport, and some surrounding areas; Apple Pay on your iPhone/Apple Watch at barriers.

...though I personally still prefer the control of using an Oyster Card (a prepaid top-up card), as I don't want loads of no receipt micro-transactions filling-up the reconciling of my bank statement each month.
Still waiting on TfL's several year old promise to make a digital Apple Wallet version of the card though, unfortunately. Come back next decade for updates! :rolleyes:
 
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