Apple recently added full translations with custom explanatory visuals to support Apple Pay in Germany and in Italy. These updates, spotted by the Polish blog iMagazine, suggest that the payment service may soon be launched in these two countries.
The support document is essentially an information center for new Apple Pay users. This includes instructions on how to set up and use the service, add credit cards, on referral transactions or product returns. General information such as system security is also provided. In addition to the translated text, Apple has also added country-specific images via the Wallet app.
For the time being, none of the German and Italian sites mentions specific banks, and the visuals moreover show generic unaffiliated credit cards. However, that could change in the coming days, as the list of European banks supporting Apple Pay was also translated into German and Italian last week. Updates “About Apple Pay” arrive 4 months after the appearance of a “Use Apple Pay” support page on the German site Apple last October.