Apple pay is about to support payment operations in 16 countries, while beginning to support iTunes and App Store payments in some countries.
Apple pay is expanding in Europe and the Middle East, launched last year in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria and Iceland.
And now, according to mobile banking services Monese, Apple pay is also about to launch its cardholder services in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, Many of these countries are located in Eastern Europe.
Apple Pay is also set to launch in the Netherlands, Hungary and Luxembourg, bringing the total to 16 countries.
Meanwhile, according to media reports, Apple is starting to bring Apple Pay to its platform, according to the company’s latest support documents.
Apple’s own platform for using Apple IDS, such as its iTunes and App Store, has long used a separate payment system and does not use its own Apple pay.
But more recently, Apple has been trying to bundle Apple Pay with its own products.
According to Apple’s latest support documents, some countries and regions have started to allow Apple Pay to Pay for items in services such as iTunes, iCloud, App Store, Apple Music and Apple books.
However, this function is only available to the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, the united Arab emirates and other countries and regions.
Apple is working to make Apple Pay suitable for more payment scenarios, and it recently supported Apple Pay payments via the NFC TAB.
Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said Apple pay would be launched in more than 40 regions by the end of 2019.
Apple pay was first launched in the United States in October 2014 and has expanded to dozens of countries and territories. Apple Pay service can be used anywhere on an iPhone or Apple Watch to accept contactless payments, and can also be accepted by some apps and websites.