Several retailers have mentioned they are not ready to adopt Apple Pay yet, but there still are a handful of retailers who are going to implement Apple’s smart payment solution.
Walgreens is one the ones who are planning to integrate Apple Pay at their retail locations, and according to a leaked memo acquired by MacRumors, they are expected to launch it from October 18th.
It doesn’t confirm if Apple plans to launch Apple Pay for its devices on the same day or not, but the company mentioned at the event that Apple Pay will be enabled for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus via a software update which will roll out by the end of this month.
Apple has scheduled an event on October 16th where the company is expected to announce its new iPad line up, and may shed some light on the iOS 8.1, which is expected to bring Apple Pay functionality. The memo reads that Apple Pay is a “easy, secure and ensures their privacy.” To make it work, the customer just had to tap their iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to the APple Pay machine, and they’re done.
Walgreens is not the only one, Apple announced last month they have partnered with over 200,000 retailers and companies in the US who will introduce Apple Pay.