Despite the WSJ highlighting that Apple’s wireless payment solution is “yet to make plastic obsolete,” the company has this week expanded Apple Pay’s reach to Italy.
Switching on both Visa and Mastercard support for those in the region, Apple says that Apple Pay is “easy to use and works with the devices you always have with you.”
To pay with your credit or debit cards is just a touch. And since Apple never shares card data, payments with Apple Pay on the iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac are safer and more secure.
Although not yet supported by every bank and financial institution in the region, this week’s support means that those with Carrefour Banca, UniCredit, and Boon can begin activating their cards for use with Apple Pay inside Apple’s official Wallet app.
Italy’s adding of support for Apple Pay brings the total number of regions that the payment service is now actively available in – to sixteen.