Apple Pay is now available in ItalyMay 22, 2017
Apple Pay, Apple's system for making purchases at many major retailers or through in-app purchase, officially launches in Italy. That means that iPhone users in the country will have the chance to add eligible credit and debit cards to their Wallet app and to use their smartphone for payments online and in stores.
According to Italy’s Apple Pay website, the app can now be used with Visa and MasterCards issued by Boon, Carrefour, and UniCredit, while additional banks will be added later this year.
The launch is now official, but rumors of the service’s expansion to the Belpaese had been circulating for several weeks, at least since last March.
Now, Apple Pay is available as a payment option where contactless payments are accepted, and the official partners already listed on Apple’s website are increasing. So far, they include Auchan, Autogrill, Eataly, LaGardenia, H&M, Leroy Merlin, Limoni, OVS, Simply Market, Unieuro, and more.
Of course, Italy is not the first country to implement this new generation method of payment. Apple Pay is already available in the USA, UK, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, and Ireland, while the service is rumored to be in progress in Belgium, Germany, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Well done, Italy!