Apple has announced a deal with China’s Union Pay to launch Apple Pay in China next year and Apple’s mobile payment service will be available on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch in China.
This is confirmation of the rumors we heard previously that Apple Pay is coming to China in 2016, there will be support for 15 banks in China at launch.
China UnionPay is dedicated to promoting payment innovations and providing secure, convenient mobile payment experiences for its hundreds of millions of cardholders, aligning multiple parties in the industry,” said Chai Hongfeng, executive vice president of China UnionPay. “We’re very excited to offer Apple Pay among a diverse set of innovative payment options that work with China UnionPay QuickPass.”
“Apple Pay has revolutionized the way millions of people pay every day with their iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “China is an extremely important market for Apple and with China UnionPay and support from 15 of China’s leading banks, users will soon have a convenient, private and secure payment experience.”
You can find out more details about Apple Pay launching in China next year over at Apple at the link below.