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Thursday, 26 October 2017

UNITED ARAB EMIRATE: APPLE PAY GOES LIVE IN UAE



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                       26 October, 2017
    
        Apple Inc announced on Tuesday that the company has launched its mobile payment system Apple Pay in the UAE thereby allowing iPhone users to pay with their phones.

The Apple Payment is now ready for  use on devices running iOS 11 and works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and later – Apple Watch.
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Apple Pay is supported by credit and debit cards from MasterCard and Visa in UAE and is accepted by six banks  such as– RAKBANK,  Emirates NBD,  Standard Chartered, Mashreq, HSBC and Emirates Islamic.
In terms of merchants, Apple said that “tens of thousands of locations” are accepting Apple Pay at launch.
Some of them include: Apple Store, Virgin Megastore, Caffe Nero, Marks & Spenser, Sharaf DG, Homecenter, Waitrose, Spinneys, GAP, Armani, La Serre, Bloomingdales and Harvey Nichols.
 Ounass, Namshi and Babyshop are some of the IOS apps that are accepting apple pay

Apple Pay was launched globally on October 20, 2014 with six partner banks in the US. Currently, it is available in 20 countries worldwide.
The UAE becomes the first country in the Middle East where Apple Pay has launched.

Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Apple Inc. that lets users make payments using an iPhone, Apple watch, iPad or Mac. Apple Pay does not require Apple Pay-specific contactless payment terminals, and can work with existing contactless terminals and it uses the EMV payment Tokenization specification. 

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