Apple Pay in Germany

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by sir-hd, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. MaximTV macrumors 65816

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  2. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a

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  3. MaximTV macrumors 65816

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    Right, at least that's what the site says.
     
  4. Mr-Fly macrumors 6502

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    Maybe the few banks that take part have no Visa card in their portfolio.
     
  5. Karma_isA_8itch macrumors 6502

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    Well I guess everything we were expecting to happen prior to Apple Pay launching in a new country turned out to be wrong. Usually Apple Pay launches on Tuesdays - wrong. Apple usually announces at the conference call new countries - wrong. Apple Pay launches between 8 and 9 o clock - wrong. Funny how things turn out sometimes.
     
  6. Mr-Fly macrumors 6502

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    Maybe in Germany it will start at coffee break around 16:00
     
  7. MaximTV macrumors 65816

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    Maybe AP won't launch until mid December. We don't know. It could be today, tomorrow, next week or at some other time.
     
  8. Mr-Fly macrumors 6502

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    At least we are sure of one thing, we are behind Belgium.
     
  9. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a

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    Well they do.. Hello Bank! Doesn't even offer a normal Mastercard and BNP Paribas also offers a normal VISA, the only other card they offer is a Mastercard Gold
     
  10. cmaus macrumors member

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    Well, strangely enough, the Apple Pay Setup asks you for the corresponding app in order to add the Debit card. Haven’t seen that before. But that would mean, if the system works similarly in Germany, all banking apps must be ready for that first.
     
  11. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a

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    You can also just scan them but the preferred way for Belgium seems via the app of said banks
     
  12. Karma_isA_8itch macrumors 6502

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    Bunq just announced that Apple Pay is available for Bunq costumers in France. They only supported Spain and Italy until now. Seems today is big Apple Pay day. If we dont hear something about Germany today I cannot imagine that we will get it tomorrow or this week at all.
     
  13. MaximTV macrumors 65816

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    we always get special treatment :)
     
  14. kkrdvc macrumors 6502

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    Maybe Apples waiting for German IT departements to wake up for the launch :)
     
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  16. sir-hd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone stay cool... possibly another few hours until a Germany launch. The launch window for today hasn’t closed yet.
     
  17. oneill983 macrumors member

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    Do you have examples of other countries where it started during the day? I thought the 5 AM thing was common over all AP countries?
     
  18. 12nine macrumors member

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    I don’t get the announcement strategy of AP. Announcing Germany at an earnings call months ago and a webpage weeks ago, but not activating it.
    And then, countries get activated which weren’t even in the rumors two weeks ago. I mean, KZ really?
     
  19. Alanin macrumors 6502

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    It's not that strict. KZ was added yesterday at 23.21 (our time) and BE was added 4:37 today
     
  20. sir-hd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In recent times most launched between 7 and 10am. Not as early as 5am. I’m assuming it’s because BNP Paribas Fortis has scheduled a press conference with a demo at 11am.
     
  21. oneill983 macrumors member

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    It's probably smaller countries - Germany is quite a big launch!
     
  22. docfred macrumors 6502a

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    lmao


    Perhaps apple does not want to be responsible for heartattacks of some crazy Germans, if the launch to day. :D

    If it would some guys really would get a Herzkasper :p
     
  23. whiteiMac2006 macrumors newbie

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    11.21pm CET would be 4.21am in KZ. So it's pretty much the same time as in BE.
     
  24. sir-hd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  25. docfred macrumors 6502a

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    If they already updated the overall regions page, it will not happen today. Just my 2 cents.
     

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