Apple recently launched their new mobile payments system, Apple Pay, the service is currently available on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and now we have some details about how popular the service has been since launch.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, recently announced at the WSJD Live Conference, that the company had activated over one million credit cards and debit cards on Apple Pay in the first 72 hours.
He also talked about the major retailers who have decided not to use Apple Pay because they want shoppers to use their own payment system, “over the long arc of time” retailers will need to do what shoppers want.
Apple doesn’t seem too bothered that some retailers have decided not to use Apple Pay, and they certainly have have iPhone owners to make the retailers change their mind, if customers want to use Apple Pay as a way for paying things, and the retailers wont support it, then the customers could decide to shop elsewhere.
Apple Pay is only available in the U.S. at the moment, the company has managed to sign up a wide range of retailers to the service and also over 500 banks and the major credit card suppliers. As yet we do not have any details on when the service will launch outside of the U.S.
Source Mac Rumors
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