A few months ago retailer JCPenney pulled support for Apple Pay and other contactless payment services from its stores. So it was no longer possible to pay for your purchases using your iPhone or Apple Watch. However, the retailer appears to have reversed this decision since it has started accepting Apple Pay transactions again this month.
JCPenney stopped accepting Apple Pay and other contactless payment services because of a Visa demand that mandated that retailers switch from magnetic stripe contactless payments to EMV functionality. Since the retailer was unable to meet the requirement satisfactorily, it decided to disable the contactless payment options at the time.
JCPenney didn’t make a big deal of supporting Apple Pay again but did confirm through its Ask JCPenney Twitter account that it was possible for customers to make purchases with their iPhones and Apple Watches once again.
It confirmed this in response to a customer complaint about the retailer taking away the ability to pay using Apple Pay. “JCP is happy to share that we are working to reactivate contactless payment options and therefore mobile wallet transactions will be accepted in all of our stores by June 19th,” came the response.
This should make purchases easier for iPhone users again.