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According to reports from several users, Apple's mobile payment service, Apple Pay, now rolling out in Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia. However, like most Apple Pay rollouts, you might not be able to add cards to your devices right way, but we should expect it to be available in the next few hours.


Saudi Arabia-backed banks are Al Rajhi Bank Riyad Bank, NCB, Alinma Bank, and Band Aljazira, and mada (The Saudi Payments Network) has confirmed that it will support Apple Pay in the country rather sooner than later. Meanwhile, in Czech Republic, banks such as Moneta Money, Air Bank, Twisto, KB, and Ceska Sporitelna Bank are currently let their users use the mobile payment service.

Since the launch of the Apple Pay, it has now expand to as many as 29 countries around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, United States, and Ukraine. The contactless payment service is also widely accepted in retailers, restaurants, and websites.

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Apple has announced in its Newsroom page that its mobile payment service, Apple Pay, is coming to major US retailers, such as Target, Hy-Vee, Taco Bell, Speedway, Casey's, and more. According to the company, with the addition of these retailers, Apple Pay to be available in 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US and 65 percent of all retail locations across the country.

Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores and Jack in the Box are the latest merchants to support Apple Pay, the most popular mobile contactless payment system in the world that lets customers easily and securely pay in stores using their iPhone and Apple Watch. With the addition of these national retailers, 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US and 65 percent of all retail locations across the country will support Apple Pay
At the same time, the company also shared several new videos to its YouTube channel, highlighting the Apple Pay Cash feature that's available on iOS devices. Apple Pay Cash is a feature that Apple introduced way back in iOS 12 that allows user to send peer-to-peer Apple Pay payments to your friend and family using the Messages app, and the balance will keep on a virtual debit card in the Wallet app.

After Apple Pay was announced in 2014, the mobile payment service now officially become Available in Germany. Banks that supports Apple Pay including the Deutsche Bank, Hanseatic Bank, HypoVereinsbank, Edenred, Comdirect, Fidor Bank, and mobile banks and payment services o2, N26, boon, bunq, and VIMpay.


Not only banks, retailers such as Bershka, Burger King, Adidas, Aldi, Aral, Cigo, Kaufland, Media Markt, McDonald’s, O2, Pull&Bear, Shell, Starbucks, and more are supporting Apple Pay right now. The mobile payment also available in countless apps as well as websites, you can view the list here.

Apple's mobile payment solution, Apple Pay, which lets you pay with you iPhone and Apple Watch, has expanded to more than 20 countries since its launch in the US in 2014, including the UK, Canada, Australia, China, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Russia. New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine, Belgium and Kazakhstan.

Apple has officially launched Apple Pay launched in Belgium and Kazakhstan today, that make these two countries the 30th and 31st region where Apple Pay is available. Apple Pay is a mobile payment system that allows user to use their bank cards for contactless mobile payment service, for example, at McDonalds, you can pay your food via Apple Pay without the need to getting out your bank cards.


Belgium's largest bank BNP Paribas Fortis and its subsidiary brands Fintro and Hello Bank will be the exclusive Apple Pay partners. Meanwhile, in Kazakhstan, banks including the Eurasian Bank, Halyk Bank, ForteBank, Sberbank, Bank CenterCredit, and ATFBank are now supporting Apple Pay, however, some are only supports Visa, some are Mastercards apparently.

In addition to Belgium and Kazakhstan, the growing mobile payment service also available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Guernsey, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, New Zealand. Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, as well as Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA, and Vatican City.

Apple is expected to launch the Apple Pay in Belgium on Wednesday, according to the local media De Tijd, and confirmed that the country's largest bank BNP Paribas Fortis will be the exclusive Apple Pay partner, cited people who are familiar with the matter, this follows after German announced the support of the mobile payment system earlier of this month.



In addition to Belgium, the popular mobile payment service also available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Guernsey, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, New Zealand. Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, as well as Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA, and Vatican City.

Noted that you need to a add credit card or debit card before you can use iPhone 6 or later devices and Apple Watch models to complete the Apple Pay process, to do that you have to use either Touch ID or Face ID. At the same time, users should able to activated Apple Pay Cash, where you can send money to someone.

Apple is officially launching the Apple Pay officially in Germany, according to the Apple Pay German website, and confirmed that the supported banks includes the Boon, Comdirect, Edenred, Fidor Bank, Hanseatic Bank and Vim Pay, as well as Visa, American Express.


Banks such as HVB and Bunq have sent emails to customers announcing that they will immediately support Apple Pay. As early as last year, there were rumors that Apple Pay to debut in Germany, but it has not become a reality since it has been working to establish deals over fees and other factors with German banks.

In addition to Germany, the popular mobile payment service also available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, New Zealand. Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, as well as Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA, and Vatican City.

Convenience store 7-Eleven announced today that its more than 10,000 stores in the U.S. will begin accepting payments from Apple Pay and Google Pay. Drugstore CVS is also expecting to support Apple's mobile payment service this fall.


Rollout work has begun in August and will continue until the end of September to achieve "most U.S. store" to fully support it. 7-Eleven's executive Gurmeet Singh said in a statement that: "the ability to pay with their smart device gives consumers one more reason to shop at 7-Eleven."

Cook first announced in July this year that Apple Pay will come to the 7-Eleven convenience stores in the United States, and it seems that it should be able to catch up with the new iPhones launch time. You can use iPhone 6 or later devices and Apple Watch models in order to complete the Apple Pay process.

Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook while announced Apple Pay to come to 7-Eleven stores, he also confirms that the payment system will come to Germany so I would expect it would soon be available in the country, as they already working to set deals over fees and other factors with German banks.

Apple Pay, the mobile payment services launched in September of 2014, is expected to expanding to several places including Germany, CVS drug stores, 16,000 Chase ATMs, and 7-11 convenience stores in the United States later in the year.


In Germany, Apple is working to establish deals over fees and other factors with German banks. CEO Tim Cook says that it will come later this year, however, an exact date wasn't given, but we suggested that it could launch alongside the official release of iOS 12 this fall.

Chase, one of the major banks in the United States, has announced that customers can now use Apple Pay and other mobile wallet services on their 16,000 ATMs. The customer no longer needs a physical debit card or access code, instead, users will need to open up the Wallet app after the Chase card was being added, select the virtual Chase debit card and tap the iPhone on the "Cardless" symbol on the ATM, authenticating via Face ID or Touch ID.

At present, there are 29 countries with Apple Pay support: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, New Zealand. Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Poland, as well as Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA, and Vatican City.

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Following Apple Pay debuts in Poland, the mobile payment system now available in Norway with three banks supports right way, according to Tek.no. Believe or not, Apple Pay can now be used in 29 countries.


Initially, payment services will be available in Norway for customers with Visa cards from Nordea Bank, Santander Bank and Sbanken (formerly Skandiabanken), said Norwegian Visa CEO Jens Nes.

Apple Pay will also be available to Nordea’s customers with MasterCards, says Inge Kjønnøy, Head of MasterCard Norway.

Do you use Apple Pay very often? Let’s know what are your comments about the payment service.

Apple today releases the second public beta of the iOS 11.2 update to developers, one week after releasing the first public beta of iOS 11.2. Public Beta testers need sign up Apple's beta testing program to download the beta profile, in order to update your device to iOS 11.2, navigate to Settings - Software Update.

Apple is allowing public beta testers to test Apple Pay Cash starting with today's iOS 11.2 beta. iOS 11.2 beta 2 also fixes an autocorrect bug plaguing many people. The beta fixes an animation bug in the Calculator app that caused some numbers and symbols to be ignored when entered in rapid succession. Finally, Continuous playback for Podcasts app is back in iOS 11.2


Some of other small tweaks also found in the beta, like redesigned camera emoji, and a new loading animation for Live Photos effects, and it's appears to introduce the TV app for Sweden and Norway. Accessibility settings preference panel has been rearranged. Although Apple Pay Cash was introduced in this beta, but there's still no sign for iCloud Messages.

Apple Pay Cash works through the iMessage app and is designed to allow for quick person-to-person money transfers, much like Square Cash or Venmo. Apple Pay Cash for sending money works with existing Apple Pay credit cards and debit cards. Debit card transfers are free while credit cards have a small fee. You will need to use two-factor authentication with the Apple ID used with Apple Pay Cash.


In addition to iOS 11.2 public beta, Apple also seed the second tvOS 11.2 beta, The tvOS 11.2 now restores the Unwatched category in the Home Sharing feature for Movies, TV Shows and Home Video. It also enables automatic frame rate and dynamic range switching on Apple TV 4K (Via iDB).

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Starting in early October, Apple corporate employees in the United States to begin testing Apple Pay Cash feature internally in the iOS 11.1 beta, suggesting the person-to-person Apple Pay feature could be introduced in iOS 11.1 despite its current absence from the iOS 11.1 developer beta. 


Began today retail employees will be able to this feature. Retail employees gained access to the feature today and have been asked to install both the iOS 11.1 beta and an additional internal-only beta profile to unlock the Apple Pay Cash feature. Retail employee says Apple is also requiring iCloud accounts to be whitelisted to use Apple Pay Cash.

In today's report, we saw some new screenshots of the Apple Pay Cash setup process, which users need to verify their identity by providing their full name, address, social security number, and date of birth. According to Apple, this information will be verified by an anonymous authentication service.


In June of this year, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple launched its own "person to person" Apple Pay Cash transfer solution. The service is licensed by Apple Pay and integrated into the iMessages app, where users can send payments to other Apple Pay account holders via a simple text interface.

The money received is converted to an Apple Pay Cash card that can be used to pay for Apple Pay for online or in-store purchases, or to an associated bank account. Both iOS and watchOS support this feature. Apple's version also supports credit and debit cards, but only debit card-based transactions are free, and payments made with credit cards are subject to industry fees of 3%.

Apple Pay Cash is not present in the current iOS 11.1 beta available to developers and public beta testers, but given the expanded internal beta test, it appears Apple is nearly finished with the feature and is gearing up to release it as part of the iOS 11.1 update.

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Apple announced the iPhone X during its special event at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Cupertino today. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone X was "the future of the smartphone" and will "set the path for technology for the next decade". The new model is available in two colors: space gray and silver. Its new Super Retina Display uses a 5.8-inch OLED display with a full-screen design.


"For more than a decade, our intention has been to create an iPhone that is all display. The iPhone X is the realization of that vision," said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. "With the introduction of iPhone ten years ago, we revolutionized the mobile phone with Multi-Touch. iPhone X marks a new era for iPhone — one in which the device disappears into the experience."

The iPhone X, pronounced "ten", features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display with 2436 x 1125 resolution and 458ppi, including HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and  It also supports True Tone like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus announced earlier today.

Since the Home button was removed, the device uses touch-based gestures to interact with iOS 11 in lieu of a home button, and is powered by a next-generation A11 Bionic neural processor that handles world tracking and scene recognition, backed up by a GPU that enables graphics at 60 frames per second. The handset comprises a glass and stainless steel design, which features a front-facing camera with advanced facial recognition called Face ID.


According to Apple, the Face ID can’t be spoofed by photographs, masks, and even makeups, whilst changing your actual appearance with a hat or beard or makeup won’t prevent Face ID from working. Apple says all the processing is completed locally and securely, and the feature only works when you’re eyes are open and you’re paying attention and not looking away.

Speaking to security, Touch ID already has a 1 in 50,000 stat for security. While Face ID easily beats that score with 1 in a million. Since Touch ID was removed, Face ID now taking the role to use with Apple Pay and the new side button and in apps that already support Touch ID. In addition, iPhone X also uses facial recognition for Apple’s new Animoji feature in Messages. This uses facial tracking to capture your expressive as well as your voice to send animated emoji.


The new flagship smartphone is also features with a redesigned, vertically aligned dual-lens TrueDepth 12-megapixel rear camera, equipping Quad-LED True Tone flash with dual optical image stabilization, while Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting on both the front and rear cameras offers dramatic studio lighting effects for creating portraits with a shallow depth-of-field effect in five different lighting styles.


Meanwhile, iPhone X features 2 hours more battery life than the iPhone 7. Wireless Qi charging is also available through the glass back. Apple also gave a sneak peek to AirPower, an wireless charging accessory designed by the company itself which coming in 2018, it also can charges for Apple Watch Series 3, and a new optional AirPods charging case.

The iPhone X is fast-charge capable, while its surgical steel band is said to enhance its water and dust resistance. The handset will be available in 64GB and 256GB storage capacities, priced from $999. The iPhone X will be able to pre-order from October 27 and will ship on November 3.


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One of the new features in iOS 11 was Apple Pay Cash - a new Apple service that allows users to send and receive money through iMessage, which can later be used in retails stores through NFC or even in websites and apps that are compatible with Apple Pay. iHelp BR has uncovered some further details on what we may come to expect with Apple Pay Cash.

iHelp BR’s new discovery today shows us just what the Apple Pay process may look like this coming fall. Working under the title ‘Apple Pay Cash’ the strings refer to user identity verification, transfer fees, and an Apple Pay Cash card.



It is worth noting that the user may need to upload a driver's license or photo ID to verify the user before sending cash to each other. One of the strings mentions “Position your driver’s license or photo ID in the frame”, this possibly means that Apple Pay cash will be using the same system that you have seen when adding a credit or debit card to your wallet. It appears that if the verification fails, the user will not be able to send the payment via iMessage.\

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You can still use your Apple Pay Cash balance in stores and apps. Sending and receiving payments in Messages will not be available until verification can be completed.

In a line of codes, it seems like Apple is very concerned about children abusing their parents' bank accounts and/or being lured into scams, so the feature could limits to children. Also in the beta code, Apple claims that Cash "works best" with a debit card. That may be a way of steering people away from credit cards, which will incur a 3 percent fee for person-to-person payments.


In addition to Touch ID, the virtual card comes complete with a four-digit PIN. As Apple’s Craig Federighi said in WWDC 2017 that Apple Pay Cash is available through iCloud across Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad and Mac devices that have been authorized for Apple Pay. We expecting Apple Pay Cash will launch in September Events, alongside with new iPhones, 4K Apple TV, and new watches.

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