Apple Pay Launches in Germany

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    Apple Pay made its long-awaited debut in Germany this evening, allowing iPhone and Apple Watch users in the country to finally take advantage of the contactless mobile payments service if their card issuer supports it.

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    At launch, Apple Pay partners in Germany include American Express, Deutsche Bank, Hanseatic Bank, HypoVereinsbank, Edenred, Comdirect, Fidor Bank, and mobile banks and payment services o2, N26, boon, bunq, and VIMpay. It may take until the end of the day before the rollout is fully completed.

    MacRumors readers and Twitter users are starting to share screenshots of their Apple Pay cards in the Wallet app on iPhone.


    Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014 and has since expanded to many other countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Belgium, China, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, and Ukraine.

    Update: Apple has now listed German banks that will offer Apple Pay in 2019, such as ING, Consorsbank, and Deutsche Kreditbank.

    Article Link: Apple Pay Launches in Germany
     
  2. Äpfelchen macrumors newbie

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    After all those years of waiting! Let’s buy stuff already!
     
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    Very useful tool - Europe needs it most urgently, as Ebola and swine flu advance into the West!
     
  5. murgo macrumors member

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    Holy ****, finally! Now I only have to wait for DKB to support it as well.
     
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    I've been to Germany many times and I've always noticed just how much more cash is used there compared to the United States. The difference is stark, at least in my experience. I've always respected it, as I think it shows a more direct relationship to your money, as opposed to how we in the States rarely handle cash in our day to day. Here it is more in the ether and less real. I guess times are changing in the Fatherland too.
     
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  8. tuckerjj macrumors member

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    A sad day, now Germans will have nothing to complain about.
     
  9. underkuerbis macrumors member

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    Hallelujah! Merry Christmas everyone!
     
  10. colmaclean, Dec 10, 2018
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    Finally here, but not for my two banks of course (DKB and Sparkasse). :(
     
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  12. Mike MA macrumors 68000

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    Confirmed for DB. Now the waiting starts for Apple Pay Cash.
     
  13. bcc2k macrumors member

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    There is still a lot to complain ;)
    ECG anyone?
     
  14. MrSpock75 macrumors member

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    My AMEX is not working, yet. But luckily I opened a few week ago an additional bank account at N26.

    Adding the N26 MasterCard was super easy process. Can’t wait to pay something this morning. Looks like I have to do some small shopping first before going to work :)
     
  15. verpeiler macrumors 6502a

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    Finally! But bank support is still poor... and many banks won't ever support it because they love their own little contactless system no one really uses.
     
  16. norge macrumors member

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    No we still can complain about apple news, the ecg feature an a lot more ;)
     
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    Apple Pay is awesome! I just wish they would enable Apple Pay for the PayPal business debit card which earns 1% in cash back rewards
     
  18. navier macrumors regular

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    Of course I have, my two banks aren’t listed
     
  19. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    Of course such as not a bank people actually use being listed!
     
  20. JonoH macrumors regular

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    It also added banks in other territories that were already Apple Pay enabled.

    the UAE added ADCB today as well.
     
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    Wife & I have been DB users for many years - sorry that your Bank wasn't listed, and that we don't count as "people" in your book! :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh, there will always be something. Good example - shopping carts in Germany need a little free token (That you can get for free so easily), or a small coin which you get back when you return the Cart to the stack. Some Years ago the carts at our local Supermarket stopped accepting a 50 cent coin, & instead it had to be a one Euro coin (Which, as I say, you get back). For weeks after the conversion, I'd regularly be grabbing a cart, & there would be a couple of random people nearby complaining about the "Price Increase" ;)
     

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