It’s about time for the millions (of people) with new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units to gain access to Apple Pay — including the upcoming iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 owners. With the new app, users will be able to program debit/credit card information, rewards cards, and the like, and simply use the already widespread tap-to-pay registers to make a payment.
For those of you interested in what is actually going on, it’s a mixture of Touch ID (for verification purposes) and NFC (near-field communication) to get your banking info across to the register.
Recap: Apple Pay launches in the US today with the additional of more countries, by next year. More than 220,000 stores in the US will accept the Apple Pay system, including Nike, Mc Donalds, Office Depot, and many more. Airbnb, Uber, and Groupon all have updated their apps to support Pay, as well.
Oh, and bug fixes were also a part of iOS 8.1, so that’s all good.