Apple's Website Hints at Apple Pay Coming to Germany

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    Last week, a number of German blogs noticed Germany highlighted on an Apple Pay availability map within a support document about participating banks in Europe. Germany has since been removed from the map, but the mixup suggests Apple Pay could launch in its fifth European country soon.

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    Germany highlighted on Apple Pay availability map (since removed)

    Reddit user Alisamix has since discovered that searching for "Apple Pay" on Apple's German website reveals an inactive Apple.com/de/apple-pay/ link and other German-language Apple Pay support documents, lending further credence to the mobile payment service's anticipated arrival in the country.

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    Apple has invited the media to a special event on Thursday, October 27 at its Cupertino, California campus, and the keynote would be an opportune time for the company to announce additional Apple Pay regions. Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey said Apple is "working rapidly" to expand the service across Asia and Europe.

    Apple Pay has launched in four European countries to date: France, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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    About time! I see this as the only way vendors here in Germany can be "convinced" to upgrade their terminals for contactless payment methods...
     
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    "Coming soon to the 5 local stores that support Visa!"

    Also who the f under 60 uses the word "Portemonnaie"

    Dont forget the lack of promoting it. Like i had no idea Rewe supports contactless credit card payments until i randomly read it in a fine print a few days ago" the stuff doesnt even know about it
     
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    Wouldn't it be great ...? :)

    But why is Spain missing on the map? Spain was already announced one year ago at the conference call after earnings call last autumn.
     
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    It's about time!
    How I wished this would be true ... and rather sooner than later.
     
  8. Dookieman macrumors 6502

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    The thumbnail on the front page shows a giant picture of Russia, not Germany. I thought the mods here were taking crazy pills.
     
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    Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf, please!
     
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    Yessssss!!! So much can't wait for this to happen! Finally. :D
     
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    Still waiting "patiently" here in the Netherlands...
     
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    Pretty much everyone I know (including myself) does. Which synonym would you prefer?
     
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    This would be amazing. Already used Apple Pay with boon in Germany at Starbucks, and they didn't even know how it worked. But it's great. I would switch my bank, if mine won't have it.
     
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    Same on german site, try to click on it
     
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    Sorry!!! You are right. Strange!
     
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    - I have, too, a few places in Germany. And in various stores in Denmark, Italy, and Spain, too.

    Though after a while boon. disabled the functionality here in Denmark. :(
     
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    Geldbeutel. I actually had to scroll back up 3 times to spell it properly. I only know of my mum saying it.

    Anyway i thought Spain got ApplePay earlier this year?
     
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    Any possibility that Apple will release an iOS update to support whatever Germany uses for debit? Kinda like with Canada and Interac.
     
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    I'm hardly excited about it!
    In Germany I am expected to pay 2000€ kitchen with cash. I can't remember when I used my credit card last time to swipe. Forget about contactless. In a country where you're required to pay for most of the daily stuff with cash or EC-card, I don't see much use. I own a credit card only because I shop sometimes online.

    I hope Radio Deutschland doesn't force us to pay for contactless stuffs! They probably involve some radio signals.
     

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