Apple Pay has been available in Ireland since Tuesday, making it the 14th country to accept the Apple brand payment service.
Users of Visa and MasterCard cards linked to KBC and Ulster Bank can now access Apple Pay. The service is also compatible with the Boon prepayment platform. Cupertino payment support is available for all customers using an iPhone SE, 6, 6, 6 Plus, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus or an iPhone 5. Accessibility from Apple Watch is also on the agenda.
Many brands, outside the banking sector, have adopted the apple brand payment service. These include Aldi, Amber Oil, Applegreen, Boots, Burger King, Centra, Dunnes Stores, Harvey Norman, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, PostPoint and SuperValu.
Launched over 2 years ago, Apple Pay is now available in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore , Japan, New Zealand and Spain. Taiwan is expected to join this list soon, and 7 banks in the country are slated to offer Apple Pay. They recently obtained authorization from the Financial Supervisory Commission to offer the payment service.