Apple Pay Now Available in Belarus, Citymapper Pass Adds Support in London

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Apple Pay launched in Belarus today as the mobile payment service continues to expand across Eastern Europe. BPS Sberbank is the first bank in Belarus to roll out Apple Pay support for its Visa and Mastercard cards.


To set up a card with ?Apple Pay?, open the Wallet app on a compatible iPhone and tap the plus button in the top-right corner. Once activated, Apple Pay can be used with an iPhone or Apple Watch to make purchases at stores that accept contactless payments, while many apps and websites also accept the service.

In related news, the Citymapper Pass transit card can now be added to the Wallet app for use with Apple Pay. The card provides unlimited public transportation across the subway, bus, and rail in London for a weekly price. Citymapper plans to expand the card to other cities around the world in the future.

Citymapper Pass now works with Apple Pay!#thinnerwallet pic.twitter.com/Uq9rhNVOKn - Citymapper (@Citymapper) November 19, 2019
Apple has fulfilled its promise of Apple Pay being available in more than 40 countries and regions by the end of 2019.

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Apple Pay has basically made me hate physical credit cards by now. I applaud Apple for making society move on from such an archaic concept.

So let’s do the same with x86 CPUs... ;)

This thread is now about Apple using their ARM CPUs in upcoming Macs.
 
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lestmak

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Subways are free in the UK (I'm referring to the pedestrian underpasses under roads) and don't require Citymapper Pass. We also have Subways where we can buy sandwiches (just like in the US), but Citymapper Pass doesn't support this.

However, the London Underground is supported by Citymapper Pass...
 

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Once OMNY is fully rolled out here in NYC by next year it would be awesome if they did something like this that also worked on the ferries, Metro-North/LIRR, the AirTrain, CitiBike, etc. I know most of them are supposed to eventually get OMNY integration also but this would allow us to not have to wait for that.
 

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I love using Apple Pay. So easy and convenient.

I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t have Apple Pay, Samsung pay, and Google pay adopted by now.
 
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I love using Apple Pay. So easy and convenient.

I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t have Apple Pay, Samsung pay, and Google pay adopted by now.
It’s also one of the few instances where the convenience actually affords additional security, rather than sacrificing it. Apple Pay is exponentially more secure than any physical card.
 
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Nice to see CityMapper Pass supporting Apple Pay! Now we just need Apple Pay Express Transit to be available for TfL! They seem to have been quiet on it since May :(
Actually we had heard Express Mode might be available on TfL now. Could you check/take a photo next time and email me at joe@macrumors.com? That would be great, thanks!
 

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Available in Belarus, but not at your local Kroger’s. :rolleyes:
Available in Belarus, on the opposite side of the world from the US, but not in Mexico right next door. This is getting really ridiculous now. 🙄
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I love using Apple Pay. So easy and convenient.

I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t have Apple Pay, Samsung pay, and Google pay adopted by now.
Because they’re not supported by all banks in all countries and accepted everywhere like regular cards or cash are.
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Nice to see CityMapper Pass supporting Apple Pay! Now we just need Apple Pay Express Transit to be available for TfL! They seem to have been quiet on it since May :(
And we also need to see Apple Pay be rolled out somewhere outside the EU and the former USSR.
 
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Apple has fulfilled its promise of Apple Pay being available in more than 40 countries and regions by the end of 2019.
Apple fulfilled that promise long ago, namely last June when they passed the 40 countries mark by adding 13 European countries. Nonetheless, the number is meaningless when 90% of those countries are in a single region of the world. It will be more meaningful when they start rolling out to countries in other regions of the world. Hopefully we’ll have some news on that soon as South Africa is expected to get Apple Pay before 2019 ends, becoming the first African country to ever get Apple’s mobile wallet.
 
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Apple fulfilled that promise long ago, namely last June when they passed the 40 countries mark by adding 13 European countries. Nonetheless, the number is meaningless when 90% of those countries are in a single region of the world. It will be more meaningful when they start rolling out to countries in other regions of the world. Hopefully we’ll have some news on that soon as South Africa is expected to get Apple Pay before 2019 ends, becoming the first African country to ever get Apple’s mobile wallet.
I hear you loud and clear. Here in APAC, only Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, China, Kazakhstan, and Japan... I have been waiting to receive a piece of good news for Thailand too T_T

C'mon Apple. Pleaseeeeeee
 

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I hear you loud and clear. Here in APAC, only Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, China, Kazakhstan, and Japan... I have been waiting to receive a piece of good news for Thailand too T_T

C'mon Apple. Pleaseeeeeee
And not a single country in Africa or spanish speaking Latin America (Brazil speaks portuguese).
 

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Same. I get annoyed if I have to dig out my wallet.
It is always annoying.

Where I am in California, it’s available almost everywhere, except in mid-range and higher restaurants, and the Costco gas station, so we’re pretty spoiled.
We stopped shopping at Target until they added Apple Pay. We no longer shop at Ralph’s, instead using Sprouts, Target and Von’s. Over time, I expect that restaurants will begin to move to the European model with the server bringing a handheld checkout device to the table.
 
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Same. I get annoyed if I have to dig out my wallet.

Where I am in California, it’s available almost everywhere, except in mid-range and higher restaurants, and the Costco gas station, so we’re pretty spoiled.
So do I.
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Over time, I expect that restaurants will begin to move to the European model with the server bringing a handheld checkout device to the table.
Clearly, US restaurants are avoiding the European model at all costs. I doubt that will ever change unless some regulations are put in place to require them to stop taking cards away, which is what happened in Europe, Australia, Canada and even Mexico and led to the use of the wireless terminals. Migrating to PIN authorization on credit cards when the use of signatures was discontinued would have also helped force the restaurants to change to wireless terminals, but we now know US banks will never, ever, make that change. It’s still surprising that I can use apple pay at most sit down restaurants in Mexico, where officially apple pay is unavailable, but hardly any in the US, where apple pay has been officially supported for over five years.
 
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lartola

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If it is, it’s not updated on Apple’s support page. I don’t believe it is anyway, at least up to last Sunday when I last used TfL.
Well Apple doesn’t update the website in a very timely fashion. They rolled out apple pay in Belarus yesterday and didn’t immediately update the list of supported countries in the respective support page (it’s up to date today, though).
 

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Well Apple doesn’t update the website in a very timely fashion. They rolled out apple pay in Belarus yesterday and didn’t immediately update the list of supported countries in the respective support page (it’s up to date today, though).
Express Transit page was last updated over a month now. So it’s clear TfL hasn’t got Express Transit yet. Also I’m sure TfL would announce a feature like that will be available, like what Citymapper did with Apple Pay.