According to a report from TheTelegraph, Apple will be announcing its mobile payment service Apple Pay for the UK at WWDC 2015, which kicks off at Moscone Center in San Francisco on Monday. It is said to launch in the summer. Apple Pay is currently only available in the US. Only the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can make use of the mobile payment service.
The news agency reports, “Apple is poised to reveal that it is planning to launch Apple Pay, its contactless mobile payments service, in Britain this summer.
“The Silicon Valley giant is expected to make the announcement on Monday in San Francisco at its annual jamboree for software developers, industry sources say. The service will be switched on in around two months, they said.”
MasterCard senior executive, Mike Cowan, said that the company was “absolutely ready” to support Apple Pay in the UK.
“That’s one of the advantages of doing this on a global platform, it takes a couple of days.”
Thomas Husson, an industry analyst at Forrester, said, “What they announce next will help determine if Apple Pay moves from the nice-to-have bucket to the must-have bucket for both merchants and shoppers.”
Of course, since this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt.
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