Last month Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched and the record breaking sales weren’t a surprise to anyone. iOS 8 followed with flaws that required Apple to pull it off the market and release an operating system update just two days later. Now, in the latest Apple news, the new iPad Air 2 is going to be launched during the Apple media event that is going to take place today, October 16. We will keep you posted!
Today, we’re going to take a look at another service that Apple has been working on for more than a year: the Apple Pay mobile payments service, which will allow its users to pay online and in actual stores with their smartphone and nothing else.
Apple says on their official website that Gone are the days of searching for your wallet. They are encouraging people to stop swiping their cards and waiting, instead they should simply use their iPhone and with one single touch, the payment is complete.
This is achieved by entering all the details of the card and the back in the Passbook app and the Mobile Pay app and with only one touch, you will be able to complete the purchase. What’s really nice about the Apple Pay mobile payments service is that you don’t have to open up an app to make payments! The contactless reader will scan the display of your phone and the iPhone will do the rest in a second. All you need to do is authorize the pay by simply putting your finger on the Touch ID sensor. All this is realized thanks to the Near Field Communication antenna that the iPhone 6 has. When the payment is complete, you don’t even have to check your phone, it simply vibrates so that you know the payment is done. Pretty awesome don’t you think?
Training Documents Showed Details about the Apple Pay Mobile Payments Service
People simply can’t wait for the new Apple Pay mobile payments service. Days away from becoming available to the public, dew details have surfaced about the new Apple Pay mobile payments service, through training documents and we have to say the service looks great!
Apple has started to prepare its employees in retail for the launch of the Apple Pay mobile payments service and thanks to this training, new documents have become available that give us a glimpse into Apple Pay.
So how does it work? Well, it seems that users will set up their Apple Pay in Passbook or through Settings. Users can add up to eight debit or credit cards either by adding them manually, or scanning them with the phone’s camera. Every card added on Apple Pay will be able to send push notifications and the user can check the transaction list. When a cred or debit card expires, Passbook will update the card with the help of the bank, and you wouldn’t have to do anything!
The training documents also reveal that employees are expected to highlight the security as well as simplicity of the Apple Pay mobile payments service. All of Apple Store’s employees are going to receive one hour of Apple Pay training this week.
The Apple Pay mobile payments service is going to go live this weekend, sources are saying, but we believe that it’s going to happen today, after the Apple media event in Cupertino, California. The service will be made available to all owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, through an operating system update.
What are your thoughts on the Apple Pay mobile payments service? Are you excited about it? Are you planning to use it? Drop us a line in the comment section below and tell us about it. We love hearing from our readers!