Apple Pay is the Cupertino firm’s new mobile payment service that allows owners of the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus to pay for stuff in shops by simply waving their smartphones on NFC readers. Unfortunately, this payment option is only available to the new iPhones’ owners in the USA. Apple job listings, however, reveal that Apple Pay will be available in the UK and China soon.
Apple’s job listings were first spotted by iClarified.
The UK-based Apple Pay team jojb posting reads, “Apple Pay is a new and exciting area in Apple that is set to expand across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Apple Pay will change the way consumers pay with breakthrough contactless payment technology and unique security features built right into their iPhone 6 or Apple Watch to pay in an easy, secure, and private way. The new London-based Apple Pay team will work to drive the roll-out of this technology across EMEIA by working with a variety of internal and external partners, including teams in the US where the product will first launch and the EMEIA organisation, as well as Issuers, payment networks and merchants across Europe.”
The job posting for China reads, “The Apple Pay Site Reliability Engineering Team is hiring for multiple roles focused on the front line customer experience and the back end integration of Apple systems with our Network and Banking partners. As part of this follow-the-sun team, you’ll have peers based in Europe and the US, ensuring timely support for our US customers around the clock, and a positive work-life balance for you. You’ll be joining a team of world class engineers and interacting on a daily basis with teams that span across Apple including iOS software and hardware engineering, Apple Online Store, Apple Retail and our network and banking partners.”
Although the job listing does suggest Apple Pay will launch in the UK soon. it is yet to be determined when this will be.
Phones LTD will keep you posted once we know more.