Apple Pay Has Arrived
Posted: Oct 22 2014
Apple's new payments system, Apple Pay, launched Monday. Essentially, with the new iPhones, a user holds their phone near a payment terminal, and the payment card they’ve set as a default is called up, prompting a Touch ID action where the user authenticates their transaction.
If you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can use Apple Pay to make purchases in stores by tapping your phone on special near field communication (NFC) pads. A lot of major retailers like Walgreens, McDonald's, and Whole Foods support it. But keep in mind a majority of stores do not accept Apple Pay, so you won't be leaving your regular wallet at home any time soon. Here are a list of the ones that do: