Apple Pay Hardware?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lewismayell, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2013
    South West England
    Does anyone know if shops are going to have specific hardware required for Apple Pay to work, or will it work with existing contactless payment scanners, I'm in the UK so obviously won't be getting it yet, but it's nice to know for the future
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Existing hardware.

    But there might be backend software necessary for the tokenization to work.

    If so... i wonder about confusion it would cause.
  3. r-m macrumors 6502a

    May 7, 2010
    I was confused about whether it would work in the UK.
    After seeing stuff saying :apple: Pay is a "new" thing, I saw something else that said not to worry that it's not got agreements in the UK, it'll work with existing contactless machines.
    Seems the more I read, that isn't the case.

    Is there anything to stop a company such as Barclaycard to enable NFC/contactless payments within their app? So it would be just like paying with my card, but using my phone - same £15-£20 limit that contactless payment currently has.
    I hope it's opened up to allow use like that..
    It was always frustrating that Barclaycard partnered with Orange to allow contactless payments using some Android phones. They've recently ended that agreement, so hopefully it's clearing the path for :apple: Pay or "normal" contactless payments using the iPhone..
    Wishful thinking?

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