Apple Pay Launch in the Netherlands Appears Imminent

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Apple Pay will likely launch in the Netherlands in the very near future, as the service has now been elevated to "beta" status internally at Apple ahead of its much-anticipated rollout in the country. The server-side change was first spotted by WolfMeister's Small Tools and confirmed by MacRumors.

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    Earlier this month, Dutch bank ING revealed that Apple Pay is "coming soon" to the Netherlands. Apple has since confirmed the upcoming launch on its Dutch website, but without providing a specific timeframe.

    Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, launching in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Iceland over the last year. The Netherlands is one of the most populous countries in Europe that is still awaiting Apple Pay.

    Apple Pay is also coming soon to select banks in Hungary and Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

    Apple Pay can be used anywhere contactless payments are accepted with a compatible iPhone or Apple Watch.

    (Thanks, LocalITNerd!)

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  2. MLVC macrumors 6502a

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    So how much time is there usually between the beta status and the actual launch?
     
  3. JepGambardella macrumors newbie

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    I've just wet my pants. So happy to know I can almost use Apple Pay in NL.
     
  4. Aarnt macrumors newbie

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    Just made an appointment with ING to open an account... bye bye ABNAMRO
     
  5. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    How do you check the “status” of the service and what do you mean by “server-side change”?
     
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    Added a smart Link under the iPhone image, says "Open up a bank account", ING will probably gain quite a few customers.
    You will get a notification when it launches, must be this or next week I guess.

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  8. IT Nerd macrumors newbie

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    Correct, this is API which used for beta testing.
    The website mentioned in the article makes 2 requests to Apple's API. One is countries with roll-outed Apple Pay and the second is countries which are in beta testing. This API is used by Wallet application to determine the possibility of using Apple Pay, also card networks, configuration of gateways and etc.
     
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    Very cool, been waiting on this for years. Four and a half years to be exact.
     
  10. 19SK91 macrumors regular

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    Saw ING and was hoping they'd finally support Apple Pay in Germany. :/
     
  11. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    Where the frack is Apple Pay support by ING in Germany.
     
  12. randyhudson macrumors regular

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    Can we also get announcements every time a new artist becomes available in iTunes?
     
  13. MLVC macrumors 6502a

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    How very American of you....
     
  14. justperry macrumors G3

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    This is better than those articles here that tells us about an artist breaking the Apple Music streaming count, those are really boring

    Could be an Aussie but I bet you're right, COTU!

    We know, it's in the article.
     
  15. IT Nerd macrumors newbie

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    Seems like they testing Apple Pay with Maestro cards for the Netherlands.

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  16. Applefanboy2019 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know how long these beta periods usually are?
     
  17. MLVC macrumors 6502a

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    That's also on that Apple page about Apple Pay in the Netherlands. Too bad they're not doing both. Hope they'll change that in the future.
     
  18. votdfak macrumors 6502

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    Happy for Oranje. Coming to Amsterdam in June.
     
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    Hopefully ING also introduces Apple Pay in Germany at the same time. As far as I know ING needed some time in their IT infrastructure to streamline it across countries. So it could launch everywhere then.
     
  20. IT Nerd macrumors newbie

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    Oh, my bad didn't notice that.

    I think they will, the same was in Russia if I'm not mistaken. The first bank had an exclusive right to rollout Apple Pay first. And this bank provided support of only MasterCard, but after some time other banks & networks like Visa were connected to service.
     
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    The ING 'Bankieren' app in the Netherlands has received a small update, now supporting Wallet! It is however not possible yet to add your card to it. But I wouldn't be surprised if this were to happen later today (Friday), or at least next week. But I'm betting on today!
     
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    How did you get this?
     
  23. whatta macrumors newbie

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    I hope this means ING Belgium will have Apple Pay too..
     

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